Lights, Camera, Action! The Newsroom Returns For a Second Season July 14 on HBO Canada

Lights, Camera, Action! The Newsroom Returns For a Second Season July 14 on 
HBO Canada 

    --  Marcia Gay Harden among new cast  for sophomore season of Aaron
        Sorkin's provocative drama starring Jeff Daniels and Emily

TORONTO, June 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Golden Globe(®)-nominated drama series The 
Newsroom kicks off its nine-episode second season on Sunday, July 14 at 10 
p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment's Movie 
Central (Western Canada) and Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada). The 
Newsroom follows the "News Night" team on their mission to do the news well in 
the face of a fickle audience, corporate mandates and tangled personal 

Covering the period from August 2011 to November 2012, the new season touches 
on the administration's anti-terrorism policy, Occupy Wall Street, Troy Davis, 
Trayvon Martin, Benghazi and, of course, the primaries and general election. 
The Newsroom offers viewers an opportunity to return to and relive the news 
that made headlines as they watch it unfold for the show's characters, who 
race to put together the broadcast.

The series is created by Aaron Sorkin (Oscar(®) winner for writing The Social 
Network, executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy(®) winner The 
West Wing) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin (Oscar(®) winner No 
Country for Old Men) and Alan Poul (HBO's multiple Emmy(®) winner for Six 
Feet Under).

Jeff Daniels (Golden Globe(®) nominee for The Newsroom, as well as The Squid 
and the Whale, Something Wild and The Purple Rose of Cairo) stars as Will 
McAvoy and Emily Mortimer (Hugo, Shutter Island) stars as Mackenzie McHale, 
the show's executive producer.

Other returning cast regulars for the second season are: John Gallagher, Jr. 
as Jim Harper, Mackenzie's loyal producer; Alison Pill as associate producer 
Maggie Jordan; Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer, Will's former executive producer; 
Dev Patel as resourceful self-made newsman Neal Sampat; Olivia Munn as 
financial news analyst Sloan Sabbith; and Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner, 
Will's old-school boss.

Returning guests for season two include Jane Fonda and Hope Davis. New to the 
guest cast in season two are Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Grace Gummer 
and Constance Zimmer.

In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO Canada 
HD; on demand, via mobile and online with participating service providers.

InEastern Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition, on demand, 
on TMN GO, and on HBO Canada OnLine.

HBO Canada is a multiplex channel offered by Astral's The Movie Network 
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada). HBO 
Canada brings Canadians the current slate of signature dramatic programs for 
which HBO is known, together with new and never-before-seen programming 
including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes 
content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all in an uncut and 
commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO 
Canada HD and programming is accessible on demand and online where available 
by service provider. For more information, please visit

The Movie Network is a member of the Astral family. Astral Media Inc. (TSX: 
ACM.A/ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several 
of the country's most popular pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home 
advertising and interactive media properties. Astral plays a central role in 
community life across the country by offering diverse, rich and vibrant 
programming that meets the tastes and needs of consumers and advertisers. To 
learn more about Astral, visit

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based 
media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty 
television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television 
broadcasting, children's book publishing and children's animation. Experience 
Corus on the web at

For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site, 
please visit or

Media contacts: The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) Ellery Ulster (416) 

Movie Central (Western Canada) Owen McCorquodale (416) 479-6068

SOURCE: Movie Central

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