The series, created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Sorkin,
integrated real-life current events and political issues into
its storylines of a fictional TV news team which has to balance
the pressures of reporting with that of ratings and sponsors.
Unlike Sorkin's Emmy-winning White House drama "The West Wing,"
"The Newsroom" failed to earn high praise and was targeted by
critics for its sanctimonious portrayal of news.
Star Jeff Daniels, who plays gruff news anchor Will McAvoy, won
an Emmy this year for best actor in a drama series, but the
series' first season received only three Emmy nominations in
total, including Jane Fonda for best guest actress in a drama
series and best main title design.
The final season is scheduled to premiere this fall.
(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing
by Piya Sinha-Roy and Cynthia Osterman)
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