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The Newsroom

IMDB Logo8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo59%
Drama 16+2012 - 20143 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: HBO Prime Video Tags: Political 

A behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, 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.The Newsroom featuring Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, streaming with subscription on Prime Video, available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a drama show with 25 episodes over 3 seasons. The Newsroom is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 59% and a high IMDb audience rating of 8.6 (93,311 votes).

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Season 1

Prime Video | HBO | Rent or Buy
Season 01, Episode 01 We Just Decided To

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Jun 25, 2012
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We Just Decided To Jun 25, 2012 "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy returns to work after a public meltdown to find most of his staff has jumped ship, but new hires help steer the show when news of a catastrophe breaks in the spring of 2010.

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Season 01, Episode 02 News Night 2.0

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Jul 2, 2012
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News Night 2.0 Jul 2, 2012 MacKenzie wants an economist to give a nightly financial report on "News Night". Jim covers for Maggie's mistake; Charlie ends Reese's meetings with Will, and a breakup story is a secret no more.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The 112th Congress

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Jul 9, 2012
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The 112th Congress Jul 9, 2012 Tea Party critiques draw the ire of network executives and CEO Leona Lansing. Don confronts Elliot about his analytical skills; Jim helps Maggie during a panic attack; and Mac is unnerved by Will's endless parade of romantic conquests.

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Season 01, Episode 04 I'll Try to Fix You

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Jul 16, 2012
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I'll Try to Fix You Jul 16, 2012 Will's mission attracts a tabloid's attention; Wade has information about the government's fight against white-collar crime; Maggie finds a date for Jim, and Sloan has trouble being a matchmaker.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Amen

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Jul 23, 2012
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Amen Jul 23, 2012 Neal finds someone who can provide updates from Cairo as the staff strive to give equal attention to uprisings there and in Wisconson.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Bullies

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Jul 30, 2012
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Bullies Jul 30, 2012 Sloan harshly questions a Tokyo power-company representative during the Japanese earthquake nuclear crisis; Will learns a lesson about bullying after his rude behavior in an interview.

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Season 01, Episode 07 5/1

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Aug 6, 2012
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5/1 Aug 6, 2012 An anonymous source gives details on an imminent story of national importance. When the President calls a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its 1-year anniversary party and rushes back to the newsroom.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers

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Jul 15, 2013
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First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers Jul 15, 2013 Will and the "News Night" staff are questioned by their lawyer about a story they've aired that's become a network crisis. An on-air remark by Will has him pulled from 9/11 anniversary coverage. Jim volunteers to cover for an embed reporter on the Romney campaign and Neal investigates the beginnings of Occupy Wall Street.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Genoa Tip

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Jul 22, 2013
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The Genoa Tip Jul 22, 2013 A tip on a story that will ultimately cripple the network starts to become more real. Mackenzie and Sloan continue to push Will on drones as Don urges Will to advocate for Troy Davis. Maggie is un-friended by her roommate, but gets the assignment she's been begging for. Neal gets arrested on Wall Street.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Willie Pete

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Jul 29, 2013
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Willie Pete Jul 29, 2013 Will continues his mission to civilize by telling Nina Howard the truth. A new witness to the Genoa story emerges on Twitter, and in New Hampshire, Jim's efforts to have his questions answered continue to fall on deaf ears.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Unintended Consequences

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Aug 5, 2013
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Unintended Consequences Aug 5, 2013 Maggie tries to convince Rebecca that she’s fine following her shattering trip to Africa with Gary. An Occupy Wall Street protester with a Black Op lead refuses to cooperate with Neal and Jerry after an on-air interview with Will goes poorly. Jim lands Hallie a one -on-one, but gets heat from Mac as a result.

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Season 02, Episode 05 News Night with Will McAvoy

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Aug 12, 2013
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News Night with Will McAvoy Aug 12, 2013 Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering Twitter post. Charlie gets a visit from a longtime friend at the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan phases from humiliation to rage following a revenge posting. The newsroom traverses the slippery slope separating fact from fiction.

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Season 02, Episode 06 One Step Too Many

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Aug 19, 2013
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One Step Too Many Aug 19, 2013 Mac and Charlie score a key witness, a retired Marine general, in their attempt to corroborate Jerry's Operation Genoa story. Will follows Nina's lead to soften his image by making an impromptu appearance on a morning talk show. Jim gets unexpected company during his reunion with Hallie, who's in town to cover a Romney rally.

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Season 02, Episode 07 Red Team III

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Aug 26, 2013
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Red Team III Aug 26, 2013 Rebecca pieces together the events leading to ACN's decision to air Dantana's special report on Operation Genoa; repercussions from the special report threaten to ruin "News Night.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Boston

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Nov 10, 2014
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Boston Nov 10, 2014 In the wake of the Genoa debacle, Will, Mac and the News Night team decide to err on the side of caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents revealing how false press stories planted in newspapers spawned fatal riots in Kundu. Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle. Maggie is forced to pinch-hit for Elliot in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Run

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Nov 17, 2014
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Run Nov 17, 2014 With Rebecca again tasked with defending ACN in a possible lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the fallout over the DOD leak. Charlie and Leona enter the fray of a hostile-takeover gambit involving Reese's half-siblings. Sloan fears Don may be guilty of cashing in on insider information. Maggie ponders the ethics of eavesdropping. Hallie pays a price for a late-night tweet.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Main Justice

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Nov 24, 2014
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Main Justice Nov 24, 2014 Leona and Reece look to raise cash in order to salvage ACN and thwart Blair and Randy. Will gets a surprise at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Charlie trades visions with her ACN suitor. Maggie's EPA scoop makes it to News Night. Sloan and Don try to keep their relationship a secret from a new HR veep.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Contempt

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Dec 1, 2014
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Contempt Dec 1, 2014 Facing a court subpoena and possible incarceration for contempt, Will stands firm in refusing to reveal the source of the stolen DOD documents. As Charlie's disdain for Lucas grows, Sloan and Mac scramble to find a more acceptable 11th-hour buyer for ACN. Jim's relationship with Hallie is put to the test by her new job at Carnivore, a start-up website.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Oh Shenandoah

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Dec 8, 2014
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Oh Shenandoah Dec 8, 2014 Incarcerated for contempt, Will refuses to reveal the name of Neal's government source. Appearing to embrace Pruit's mandate to capture younger viewers, Charlie orders a reluctant Don to track down principals in a sexual-abuse case at an elite college. Sloan voices her objection to a new digital site built by Neal's replacement, Bree. Stranded in a Moscow airport, Jim and Maggie look to land seats for a Cuban-bound plane, hoping to interview one of its high-profile passengers.

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Season 03, Episode 06 What Kind of Day Has It Been?

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Dec 15, 2014
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What Kind of Day Has It Been? Dec 15, 2014 A sudden death leads Will and Mac to ponder the milestones that transformed the newsroom, and look ahead towards ACN's uncertain future. Maggie lands a field-producer interview in Washington; Neal's digital site is shut down for repairs; Leona offers sage advice to Pruit.

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