HBO: About: Frequently Asked Questions: The Newsroom FAQs

  1. What is the show about?

    From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), the series tracks their quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles-not to mention their own personal entanglements.

  2. When does the second season of The Newsroom premiere?

    The second season of The Newsroom premieres July 14th at 10pm.  The second season finale will air September 15th at 10pm.