The Newsroom (2012)

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The Newsroom is an American drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It features an ensemble cast including Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements."


  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: 8.8 (94 votes)
  • Runtime: 60 minutes
  • Status: Ended
  • Years: 2012 - 2014
  • Episodes per season: 10
  • Network: HBO


The Newsroom (2012) - season 1

Season 1 (2012)

Rating: 8.0
The Newsroom (2012) - season 2

Season 2 (2013)

Rating: 7.6
The Newsroom (2012) - season 3

Season 3 (2014)

Rating: 8.0

Characters and Actors

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in The Newsroom (2012)

Will McAvoy

Actor: Jeff Daniels
Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner in The Newsroom (2012)

Charlie Skinner

Actor: Sam Waterston
Also in: Grace and Frankie
Emily Mortimer as Mackenzie MacHale in The Newsroom (2012)

Mackenzie MacHale

Actor: Emily Mortimer
Dev Patel as Neal Sampat in The Newsroom (2012)

Neal Sampat

Actor: Dev Patel
Alison Pill as Maggie Jordan in The Newsroom (2012)

Maggie Jordan

Actor: Alison Pill
Also in: In Treatment, American Horror Story
John Gallagher Jr. as Jim Harper in The Newsroom (2012)

Jim Harper

Actor: John Gallagher Jr.
Also in: Olive Kitteridge
Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbith in The Newsroom (2012)

Sloan Sabbith

Actor: Olivia Munn
Also in: The Daily Show
Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer in The Newsroom (2012)

Don Keefer

Actor: Thomas Sadoski
Wynn Everett as Tamara Hart in The Newsroom (2012)

Tamara Hart

Actor: Wynn Everett
Adina Porter as Kendra James in The Newsroom (2012)

Kendra James

Actor: Adina Porter
Also in: True Blood, The 100, American Horror Story
Margaret Judson as Tess Westin in The Newsroom (2012)

Tess Westin

Actor: Margaret Judson
Chris Chalk as Gary Cooper in The Newsroom (2012)

Gary Cooper

Actor: Chris Chalk
Also in: Gotham
Riley Voelkel as Jennifer Johnson in The Newsroom (2012)

Jennifer Johnson

Actor: Riley Voelkel
Also in: The Originals, Roswell, New Mexico