Following months in which the corporate bootlickers at HBO just sat on their hands, refusing to support the story that Jeff Daniels fearlessly broke, the network has at last issued a third and final season renewal for The Newsroom. HBO made the announcement today, after previously hedging on whether the show would return at all—a hesitance owing to Aaron Sorkin’s busy schedule and the general cravenness of the cable business, which only spoonfeeds the American masses the marshmallow fluff it thinks it can swallow, while the real truth-tellers are down here in the trenches digging for the real stories, in between dealing with all the embarrassing photos and videos of themselves on the Internet. But now that Sorkin is done writing his Steve Jobs biopic, Deadline reports, he will indeed be back to bring the show through one final, unflinching trip through the previous year’s current events, with a third season that will begin in the fall. Unfortunately, this means we’ll never know what happened in the news this year.
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