Great news today from HBO Sorkin fans as the network has announced the return date for his show The Newsroom. Fortunately, our suspicions about the show’s future were unfounded and the date of July 14th will se the show back where it belongs.
Heck, we will admit we were a bit skeptical when the cast for this show was first announced. Jeff Daniels as the conflicted but crusading anchor of a cable news show that suddenly finds a conscience? The guy from Dumb and Dumber? Okay. And let’s not get started on Olivia Munn.
Fortunately, our reservations about Mr. Daniels were completely unfounded and even Munn has started to grow on us, a little. The most important take-away here is that if you not currently watching Sorkin’s The Newsroom, you should be. And now you’ll get a chance when July 24th comes around.
In addition to Daniels and Munn, the show stars Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, Alison Pill and Terry Chimes. Jane Fonda also appeared in several episodes of the first season, but try not to let that put you off the show. It’s actually quite good casting, truth be told.
It’s nice to see Sorkin back where he belongs, on a network where ratings are less important and he can pretty much say what he wants. Can’t wait.