Ten fun facts about The Newsroom

Ten fun facts about The Newsroom

1. " A Behind-the-Scenes Look at HBO's Hit Series"

The critically acclaimed HBO series "The Newsroom" takes viewers behind the scenes of the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel, giving an in-depth look at the inner workings of a 24-hour news network. From the newsroom to the control room, viewers get an up-close and personal look at the challenges and triumphs of the ACN staff as they strive to deliver the news with accuracy and integrity.

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2. " A Series That's Critically Acclaimed and Engaging"

The critically acclaimed HBO series "The Newsroom" follows the story of anchor Will McAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, and his team of journalists as they strive to create a news show that is both informative and entertaining. The show also features an ensemble cast of talented actors, including Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn, and Sam Waterston. Together, they tackle the challenges of producing a news show that is both timely and relevant, while also exploring the personal lives of the characters.

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3. "The Newsroom Receives Golden Globe Nominations"

In 2012, The Newsroom was honored with the Critics' Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series, alongside four other series. This recognition was further solidified when the series received two nominations at the 70th Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series—Drama and Best Actor—Television Series Drama for Jeff Daniels. This recognition of the show's excellence was a testament to the hard work and dedication of the cast and crew, and a sign of the show's potential for success.

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4. HBO orders pilot for Aaron Sorkin's new cable-news-centered TV drama

Aaron Sorkin, the creator of the Emmy Award-winning political drama The West Wing, had been developing a cable-news-centered TV drama since 2009. After months of negotiations, HBO finally gave the green light to the project in January 2011, ordering a pilot. Following the success of the pilot, HBO ordered a full series in September of the same year. The Newsroom, as it was eventually named, premiered in June 2012 and went on to become a critically acclaimed show.

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5. "The Newsroom's Second Season Gets Positive Reviews"

The first season of "The Newsroom" received mixed reviews from critics, but the show's second season has been met with much more positive responses. Many reviewers have praised the show's improved writing, acting, and overall production quality, noting that the show has become more engaging and entertaining. The show's creator, Aaron Sorkin, has also been credited with creating a more cohesive and compelling narrative in the second season.

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6. Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" wins SAG Awards

Aaron Sorkin's critically acclaimed drama series, "The Newsroom", earned Aaron Daniels a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, the series was nominated for two other awards, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Jane Fonda and Outstanding Main Title Design.

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7. Marisa Tomei Offered Role in "The Newsroom"; Negotiations Failed

Marisa Tomei was originally offered the role of MacKenzie McHale in the hit HBO series "The Newsroom", but unfortunately negotiations between the two parties fell through. This left the role open for Emily Mortimer, who went on to portray the character for the show's three-season run. MacKenzie McHale was a key character in the show, serving as the executive producer of the fictional news program "News Night". Her character was known for her sharp wit and intelligence, and her relationship with the show's protagonist, Will McAvoy, was a major plot point throughout the series.

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8. " Real-Life Stories Based on Actual Events"

The critically acclaimed HBO series "The Newsroom" follows the fictional cable news network ACN, but the news stories being covered in the show are based on actual past news events. From the BP oil spill to the death of Osama bin Laden, the show's writers have crafted compelling storylines based on real-life events, giving viewers an insight into the world of news broadcasting. The show has been praised for its accurate portrayal of the newsroom environment and its ability to bring real-life events to life.

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9. Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' Pilot Rejected by MSNBC

Aaron Sorkin had planned for a roundtable debate scene in the pilot of his show "The Newsroom" featuring MSNBC host Chris Matthews and Andrew Breitbart. However, the idea was rejected by MSNBC, reportedly due to their dissatisfaction with the show's script which portrayed the corporate culture of cable news and satirized left-leaning media. This decision was met with disappointment from Sorkin, who had hoped to bring together two of the most influential figures in the media.

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10. "The Newsroom": High-Quality Content from Small Team

The Newsroom stands out from other television series due to its small writing staff, with only 10 credited writers. This is significantly fewer than the average number of writers employed by other television series, which is usually around 20-30. This small writing team is a testament to the show's commitment to quality, as the writers are able to focus on crafting a tightly-written narrative.

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is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012.