HBO’s political drama series “The Newsroom,” about a chaotic cable TV newsroom, is coming to an end with its third and final season announced by the network on Monday.
Reportedly, the news comes nearly six months after HBO's programming president, Michael Lombardo, said publicly that he'd be "shocked" if the series didn't return.
According to reports. the final season of the series, created by Aaron Sorkin, will start production this year.
“The Newsroom is classic Aaron Sorkin-smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” HBO’s Michael Lombardo reportedly said in a statement. "I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember."
Jeff Daniels, who won the Best Leading Actor in a Drama award at the 2013 Emmy Awards, will return for the third season of “The Newsroom.” Sorkin, Scott Rudin and Alan Poul will return as executive producers. Paul Lieberstein, of “The Office" fame, will join the team.
The first season of “The Newsroom” premiered in June 2012.
News of “The Newsroom” coming to end follows HBO’s announcement that “Boardwalk Empire” will end after its fifth season. “True Blood” is also reportedly returning for its seventh and final season this year.
HBO is getting ready for a collection of new series, including Damon Lindelof's drama "The Leftovers," Mike Judge's comedy "Silicon Valley" and anthology series "True Detective."