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Video: Meet The Newsroom’s New Additions!

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One of the interesting things about Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom is that- love it or hate it – it is always fluid: characters come, go, evolve. In season two, there are a number of new characters who are involved in what will be a continuing arc that revolves around a story that goes horribly wrong.

Check out characters played by Marcia Gay Harden (Law & Order: SVU), Hamish Linklater (The Good Wife), Grace Gummer (Zero Hour) and Constance Zimmer (Entourage) after the jump.The Newsroom returns to HBO on Sunday, July 14th.

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The Newsroom–Stuck in the Desert. Alone. Together.

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I’m not quite sure what this new teaser for Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom is saying. Is Will McAvoy a journalistic voice in the wilderness? Is the team in the newsroom alone against the world? Are they Alone Together, Naturally? Whatever the case, it is a lovely piece of work as it stands. Alone.

Check it out following the jump. The Newsroom returns to HBO July 14th at 10/9C.

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Trailer: Aaon Sorkin’s The Newsroom Will Continue to Polarize Watchers!

People either loved or hated season one of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newroom – for exactly the same things (Sorkin’s use of the past to sermonize; prickly relationships; the detail of the show; the accuracies/inaccuracies of the behind-the scenes/workplace stuff, etc.). When it returns to HBO for a second season on July 14th, it will undoubtedly continue to polarize watchers.

Check out the first full-length Season Two trailer following the jump.

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The Newsroom TV Review – Just Seen It


Aaron Sorkin presents this new drama on HBO about a cable news anchor, his new executive producer and staff and the trials and tribulations related to producing a nightly news program. Together, they face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal histories.

Created and produced by Aaron Sorkin.
Starring Jeff Daniels, Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and John Gallagher Jr.
Genre: One Hour Drama.
Network: HBO
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The Newsroom: The More I See The More I Like It!

Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series, The Newsroom – premiering June 24th, looks to be smart, funny, dramatic and, quite possibly, touching. With each successive trailer, HBO reveals just a bit more of the show’s depth and I am definitely looking forward to seeing if it lives up to those excellent trailers.

The newest trailer is above, but both earlier trailers can be found following the jump. Check them out.

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DVD REVIEW: Sports Night: The complete series: 10th Anniversary Edition –What Rare Wonderment!

Ten years ago, ABC premiered a new half hour series the likes of which had never been seen before. With its single-camera walk-and-talks and three camera set pieces, it was a hybrid both in terms of style and content, being both dramatic and comedic in equal measure. Sports Night, which chronicled the behind the scenes goings on of running an ESPN/Sports center type of show, introduced the television audience to the unique perspective of creator Aaron Sorkin and his quintessential director, Thomas “Tommy” Schlamme.

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With an ensemble cast of first-rate actors [Robert Guillaume, Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman, Sabrina Lloyd and Joshua Malina as the main characters and recurring players including Greg Baker, Kayla Blake, Timothy Davis-Reed, Suzanne Kellogg, Jeff Mooring and Ron Ostrow] who could shift from drama to comedy [and vice-versa] in the middle of a line – hell! In the middle of a word!; dialogue-heavy scripts that could be as much as sixty-to-seventy pages for a thirty-minute show, and that unique shooting style, Sports Night became a cult hit even while it was airing – and it influenced an entire wave of single-camera shows. It’s safe to say that The Office and Arrested Development would probably not have been sold if Sports Night hadn’t laid the groundwork.

The show was groundbreaking in content as well as style. Some of the best episodes carried controversy lightly on their shoulders – The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee dealt with race and the Confederate flag; Jeremy Goodwin dated an “adult film actress” over a four-episode arc; The Head Coach, Dinner and the Morning Mail dealt with date rape by a sports star; co-anchor Dan begins therapy, and so much more – not for the sake of controversy, but always in service of telling a compelling story.

In a momentary burst of controversy, I’m going on record as saying that Sports Night is the only series I’ve ever seen that produced no bad eps. None. Zero. Nada. Bupkiss. Zilch. It is a series that I can watch over and over and enjoy as much as I did the first time I saw it. Most eps of Sports Night are such works of beauty that I even mist over – made melancholy by the way the series died early, while far lesser programs flourished [I’m looking at you, According to Jim!] . For me, Aaron Sorkin will always the creator of Sports Night and those other two shows.

The six-disc Shout!Factory box set does it justice.

Features include: two excellent commentaries by Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme for the series premiere, Pilot, and the series finale, Quo Vadimus; a terrific commentary by editor Jane Ashikaga for Small Town; two decent commentaries for The Six southern Gentlemen of Tennessee by Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Sabrina Lloyd and Robert Berlinger, and Eli’s Coming by Peter Krause and Robert Berlinger; three so-so-to-awful commentaries by various cast members for Sally, Kafelnikov and The Local Weather; Season One Bonus Disc: The Show – new interviews with cast and crew; Face-Off – ESPN’s Sports Center vs. Sports Night – the pros talk about what the show got right and… not so much; Season One Gag Reel; Season Two Bonus Disc: Looking Back – an intimate conversation with Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme; Inside the Locker room – a look at the technical innovations of Sports Night, and the Season Two Gag Reel.

Grade: Sports Night: The Complete Series – A+

Grade: Features: A+

Final Grade: A+