A tweet last night from Jeff Daniels has confirmed that HBO has picked up Aaron Sorkin's drama "The Newsroom" for a third season.
"It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3" said Daniels, who stars as news anchor Will McAvoy in the show.
The reason word of a renewal came so late has been due to Sorkin and his commitment to pen the script for an official Steve Jobs biopic currently in the works. Once that's done, he'll turn his attention back to the next season of "The Newsroom".
The second season premiere of the series pulled in 2.2 million viewers, up 4% on the pilot last year. The current season is slated to wrap on September 15th.