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HBO to end 'The Newsroom' with third season

By James Hibberd, EW.com
updated 6:11 PM EST, Mon January 13, 2014
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HBO's "The Newsroom" was a journalism drama set at a fictional cable news network.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • HBO is ending Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom" with its third season
  • It's the second show to get an end date in recent weeks
  • "Boardwalk Empire" will end after its upcoming fifth season
  • Meanwhile, HBO has launched a new drama called "True Detective"

(EW.com) -- Stop the presses!

HBO is ending Aaron Sorkin's acclaimed drama series "The Newsroom" after the upcoming third season, the cable channel announced Monday.

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"The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin -- smart, riveting and thought-provoking," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. "I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."

The surprise announcement will conclude the journalism drama, which is set at a fictional cable news network and stars Jeff Daniels, who won an Emmy for his role. The third and last season will premiere this fall.

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The announcement marks the second HBO drama series to get an end date in recent weeks; the network is also concluding "Boardwalk Empire" after this fall's fifth season.

Meanwhile, HBO launched its latest drama series on Sunday night, "True Detective."

See the original story at EW.com.

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