It's New Year's Eve and there is a party at the offices of News Night. ‘The Newsroom’ season 2, episode 4 ‘Unintended Consequences’ recap, episode 5 preview By Kristen Kranz By Kristen Kranz | 10:55 pm EDT, August 4, 2013 The guitar was a hobby, and it became a friend. View the latest headlines and videos from around the world with CNN's Newsroom. I like the challenge of playing live in front of people without a band and having all the guitar players stare at your hands waiting for you to screw up and you don’t. Olivia Munn as Sloan Sabbith(9 episodes) 8. and Sam Waterston as Charlie Skinner(10 episodes) You pass them up. It’s always for them. The Newsroom is an American television drama series created by Aaron Sorkin, which … I’ve always had someone in mind by the time the third draft came around, so I’d write the fourth and the fifth specifically for them. It is what it is, man. Talks were reportedly ongoing between Sorkin and HBO since 2010. But if you had to choose one thing, and money wasn’t an option, what would you do? There’s such a joy and creative freedom that comes with it. 4 episodes, 2012-2014 Nick Gehlfuss ... Ross Kessler 4 episodes, 2013 Joel Johnstone ... Cameron 4 episodes, 2013 Marque Richardson ... Mark Gage 4 episodes, 2013 Andy Wagner ... Ken Weinraub 4 … That isn’t how Aaron works, which means every 12 days, a new episode has to land on everyone’s desks, and it has to be great. Maybe it’s the gypsy or nomad in me that’s being so passive, because for me it’s like, “Ok, time to pack up and move on to the next project! Certainly by Season 3, I was able to work on the guitar and write songs and get ready for this tour. 9 Nov. 2014 Boston. Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming, What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App, Fall TV Preview: A Guide to New & Returning Broadcast Shows. A lot of times we spend waiting. © 2020 METACRITIC, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. When an actor walks out with a guitar you’re like, “Oh god.” I don’t know if you saw the AFI tribute I did with Jane Fonda, it’s somewhere online, but I walked out in front of a star-studded audience in LA with a guitar. New content will be added above the current area of focus upon selection And a cable news channel setting was not that place. It’ll be interesting to see what we do in the next 10 years. Episode guide, trailer, review, preview, cast list and where to stream it on demand, on catch up and download. 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. Now, with “Newsroom” done, the demands of that show are gone, and now I have time to focus on working on the play for theater. He handed me the script and he might tell me the intention or remind me if something is supposed to be a joke, but basically he wrote it and I acted it. I never changed a word. The first season starring cast consists of: 1. Whether it’s a big speech or huge scene or a series of scenes for me in Episode 5, there’s a bunch there [that’s] pretty great. You write Episode 2, someone does Episode 4, another does 5. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. Character after character, they get this great dialogue and these great lines and speeches. I like that. Rate. Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox. And to be fair to them, sometimes you get on a bigger movie and you realize that it’s been written to adhere to the notes of a Junior Executive who has only read “How To Write a Screenplay.” You just can’t act it, so you ad-lib around it and you make it fall out of your head to make it seem more natural. (25 episodes, 2012-2014) Alison Pill. But actor walks out, sits on a stool with a guitar, and the first face I see is Clive Davis and the look on his face was, “Oh no.” But I went right into it. Certainly watching Aaron work. Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! And it won’t be done for a year probably, but at least I have the time do it. Watch full episodes of The Newsroom and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at TVGuide.com Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy(10 episodes) 2. Mac and Charlie hope that a retired Marine general will be a key witness in their quest to corroborate the Operation Genoa story. You’re in complete control — all the pain and all the glory. The actors like that. 3. It certainly doesn’t dip, I know that. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! It’s always a surprise. Everyone sat down —. Once they start talking towards the outline of your ideas, now you’re off and running. Broadway was thrilling and great, and I could go back there, and I’d love to go back there, but I can also stay in Michigan. It’s that wonderful place where no one tells me what to do. It’s very difficult to do, and I like the challenge of that. It feels like with Season 3, we opened. I think that will outlive me. Every two weeks he has to climb up a mountain. Sorkin was the series creator of Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, both shows depicting the off-camera happenings of fictional television programs. It has to live up to him, it has to live up to what the last episode was, and that’s difficult. To go to a golf course for four or five hours would be a complete waste of time, because I needed that time to memorize and re-memorize, so that when I got there on Monday I knew it. S3, Ep1. I think, if anything, we as actors are comfortable in the roles now, in the characters. We don’t have to go through any of that. Alison Pill as Margaret Jordan(10 episodes) 5. your website states you’re writing another play. Whether it’s listening or waiting, or whether you’re spurring them like a horse, you got to get the characters talking. Yeah, yeah. 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As a friend told me before Season 1, “Wait until you see what you get to say.” And that’s unique to Sorkin, it really is. And the songs have always just been there. The news team make their first stumble when their spotlight on Arizona's new immigration law turns into a pundit free-for-all debacle. I like that. Season 3 could be the strongest, not only from the writing but also from the performances. The Newsroom season 2 episode guide on TV.com. In January 2011, Sorkin revealed the project on BBC News. That’s great fun. It’s three and out, and that’s three more seasons I’ve had with Aaron Sorkin than before I did “The Newsroom.” So I’m grateful. I’ve done that, but you don’t do that with Aaron Sorkin. The Newsroom Review: “I’ll Try To Fix You” (Season 1, Episode 4) By Will Chadwick @will_chadwick 8 years ago Next That’s where someone like me feels most alive. I brought in golf clubs for the first season and they never left the apartment I was renting. After a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, Will becomes fodder for the tabloids, threatening the integrity of the … But it went well. That’s when they realize, “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.”. I’ve been making movies and I’ve been hitting marks for 38 years. It takes a while. I think it’s also part of the fatalist in me who moved back to Michigan in 1986 after living in New York City for 10 years, because I thought eventually my career would be over, so why not already be home? It’s a wonderful luxury to know you can write for this person or that person, or when you know you have an actor who can bring a character to life. Then there was a lot of memorizing. I’ve always been a fan of it since Season 1 and on. 2. READ MORE: Review: ‘The Newsroom’ Season 3 is on a Mission To Civilize Aaron Sorkin. Certainly “Newsroom” was something where I couldn’t do anything. READ MORE: John Gallagher Jr. on ‘The Newsroom’ Season 3 & How Not to be Type-Cast as a ‘Young Actor’. But it’s a creative outlet. Writing has always been of interest to me. I have such respect for the written word and for Aaron, so that’s what I wanted to do. I would be so happy during that. The guitar. There’s no committee, or studio, or director or editor standing in the way. I’ve seen three of the six episodes, and I think so, yeah. I knew what he was thinking, especially because not only was it an actor with a guitar, but it was also an actor who wrote a song. It’s this thing I enjoyed doing, thinking that it would one day be what I was doing. I’ve never acted on the Purple Rose stage before, and I’ve been kicking around ideas on how to get there, for no other reason than it’s a 10-minute drive from my house. First, the … The Newsroom is the tale of a fictional cable news program with a lofty goal: bring back integrity and journalism to the news. Dev Patel as Neal Sampat(10 episodes) 7. We know more about who these people are and about what works and what doesn’t. I like walking out and watching their expectations evolve. And I look at the guitar and know instantly that I would be happy playing 200-300 seat clubs or opera houses and touring. I know HBO is very, very happy with Season 3 and that all the performances are great. Please enter your birth date to watch this video: You are not allowed to view this material at this time. John Gallagher, Jr. as Jim Harper(10 episodes) 4. Those people who bought tickets to the guy from “Dumb and Dumber” are realizing eight minutes into the performance that I’ll be singing for the next 90 minutes and that they’re going to have to listen. It seems like you’re multi-tasking yourself into the grave, doesn’t it? Season 1 The Newsroom Critics Consensus. Rate. It’s like being tailored for a suit. Season: OR . 1. It never happened. MacKenzie McHale. Specifically to the Northwestern speech, I think that speech, years form now, will still be watched on YouTube or whatever YouTube is. 8.8 (1,258) 0. Review: ‘The Newsroom’ Season 3 Episode 4, ‘Contempt,’ Finds Its Villains. I’ve always been fascinated with writing. No, I didn’t. Though it sports good intentions and benefits from moments of stellar dialogue and a talented cast, The Newsroom … I just went out with my son’s band, and so I could sort of do that during the day when I felt I had the scenes memorized. It was written by executive producer Aaron Sorkin and directed by executive producer Alan Poul. Charlie Weirauch Jake Watson 4 Episodes (2012-2013) Brian Howe Barry Lasenthal 3 Episodes (2014-2014) David Krumholtz Dr. Jack Habib 3 Episodes (2012-2012) Waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for that movie to get the money it needs so it can be made, and before you know it weeks and months have gone by. Me and Jim [Carrey] were talking about this the other day, and he paints. It premiered on July 15, 2012 and drew 1.94 million US viewers. And you certainly don’t do that on Broadway. I can write the song this way or that way. “The Newsroom” came to a close Sunday on HBO, and even after three seasons, this Aaron Sorkin series is still puzzling. (25 episodes, 2012-2014) John Gallagher Jr. Jim Harper. He had a company of actors and he would get an idea for a script and then, much like Aaron did on “Newsroom,” he would tailor it for the people he had. It’s very clear what Will is doing, thinking and saying, so all I had to do was execute it. Maggie Jordan. They become iconic. Music to Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition). Our fall TV preview concludes with a comprehensive guide to the new and... 2013 Fall TV Preview: Our Comprehensive Guide to the Season's New and Returning Shows. Maggie gets pressure from Don to set Jim up with her roommate, while Neal gives his Bigfoot theories to anyone willing to listen. Thomas Sadoski as Don Keefer(10 episodes) 6. I told Aaron to let us just look at it as a job well done. I never went up to him wanting to rewrite a speech or change a single thing. The gigs. That’s how [Lanford Wilson did it at Circle Rep]. I’ve written 15 and they were never intended for me. Stream Season 3 Episode 4 of The Newsroom: Contempt online or on your device plus recaps, previews, and other clips. Maybe there is some of that in Episode 3, it’s hard to remember. The Newsroom (2012–2014) Episode List. It’s really difficult to do well. I think he was able to do that, and I think he waited for that. Certainly being in Michigan, it’s not like New York or LA, where there’s a limitless number of actors of all different ages and talents and types, but I like that. Part of it is if the career were to end — and this isn’t the week to be thinking about that for sure — but what would you do? That I won’t miss. All rights reserved. And I had played this song for Jane a couple years earlier and she just loved it and insisted that I be part of the AFI tribute to her. Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. I remember him coming in at times and after I asked how an episode was going, he would say, “I’m on page four.” They weren’t talking to him yet. We’re kind of like sharks in that we have to keep moving and we have to keep creating. Part of this is like my backup plan. Year: Season 3. It’s an outlet. Where to next?” It was thrilling to do, but man, when you’re handed an 80-page script and you [only know] 60 pages of it and you shoot Monday — my head is already starting to hurt. There’s certainly a lot of comfort there now, even with Aaron [Sorkin] in the writing, too. It’s a strange, kind of magical mystery. Not only that, but also Hollywood is full of actors who think they can write. I can pick the set list and I can change it up. On “Newsroom” — and I’m sure Aaron struggled with this — you needed to get them talking. There’s been no bitching about why there’s no Season 4. Aaron writes every word of every episode, and that isn’t the standard way to do it on a series, whether it’s six, 10 or certainty 22 episodes. They’re iconic. The plays were always intended for the company of actors that we have at the Purple Rose at any given time. That isn’t how Aaron works, which means every 12 days, a new episode has to land on everyone’s desks, and it has to be great. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Aaron worked very hard to hand you this script, so you don’t throw his words back at him with what you think they should be and what you think it is he intended. Check box if your review contains spoilers. But it was more the similarities. After a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, Will becomes fodder for the tabloids, threatening the integrity of the news investigation. Interviews with leading film and TV creators about their process and craft. It’s three and out. On Broadway, you do three weeks of previews before opening. Starring: Sam Waterston, Alison Pill, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Jeff Daniels, Thomas Sadoski, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr. Summary: Maggie gets pressure from Don to set Jim up with her roommate, while Neal gives his Bigfoot theories to anyone willing to listen. You look for new things to do and for new challenges that are still creative. I think there are scenes in “Dumb and Dumber” that will outlive me. It helps that Aaron is just such a great writer. "I'll Try to Fix You" is the 4th episode of the Season 1. Our massive preview has details on the most promising new shows and your... Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming... Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. Rate. You write Episode 2, someone does Episode 4, another does 5. This Article is related to: Television and tagged Dumb & Dumber To, HBO, Interviews, Jeff Daniels, Television, The Newsroom. Even worse! Copyright © 2020 Penske Business Media, LLC. Get a detailed look at every new and returning show coming to broadcast... 2012 Fall TV Preview: Our Night-by-Night Guide. Entertainment Weekly reported in April 2009 that Sorkin, while still working on the screenplay for The Social Network, was contemplating a new TV drama about the behind-the-scenes events at a cable news program. It’s more the similarities of the approach, and that kind of torture of waiting for the characters to take over, the endless waiting period. Find out when The Newsroom is on TV, including 23/12/2020. (25 episodes, 2012-2014) Thomas Sadoski. Yeah, subconsciously. Rate. [Laughs.] My weekends, forget it! As I told Aaron, “The memorization side of my brain thanks you immensely for bringing it to a close.” But also — and I know this is only my first, Not until after Season 2 was done shooting and we weren’t picked up for Season 3 did we start to get wind that it could be a finale. See more 'The Newsroom': Exclusive Photos of Aaron Sorkin and the HBO Cast A Saturday Night Live -style TV series was not that place. It’s only later than you come in and start corralling them and steering them. The Newsroom Season show reviews & Metacritic score: Two uprisings occur simultaneously and the news crew does their best to report on both equally. What’s next? Stream Season 1 episodes of The Newsroom online and access extras such as interviews, previews and episode guides. 4. I wouldn’t say that suddenly the next play is going to be Sorkin-esque. Watch The Newsroom - Season 3, Episode 4 - Contempt: Will refuses to reveal the source of stolen government documents even though he could go to jail for contempt. I never write for myself, though. My god, the Northwestern speech! Emily Mortimer as MacKenzie McHale(10 episodes) 3. But we’ll see, it’s not up to us to decide. Actors wait decades for a speech like that, but suddenly there it is. 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