Lights, Camera, Action! The Newsroom Returns For a Second Season July 14 on
-- 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
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 www.hbocanada.com.
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 astral.com.
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 www.corusent.com.
For access to The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site,
please visit http://press.astral.com or http://mediacentre.corusent.com.
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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