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Jeff Daniels jumped the gun by tweeting to his fans that Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom was already renewed for a third season by HBO. The star of the show sent out a tweet Tuesday night, but HBO said that it’s still talking with Sorkin.
“It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3,” Daniels tweeted to his 135,000 followers. The message has already been retweeted 4,600 times.
Sources for Deadline confirmed Daniels’ message, but HBO later sent a message on Wednesday. “We are excited about proceeding to a Season 3 and are continuing our conversations with Aaron about schedules,” the network said.
The Newsroom is up for three Emmys this year. Daniels was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, while Jane Fonda was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama. The show was also nominated for its main title.
USA Today notes that there are just two episodes remaining in its second season.
“The odds are excellent – we’re enormously happy with the show,” HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo said at the Television Critics Association event in July when asked about a third season, notes Deadline. “Conversations with Aaron Sorkin are all about scheduling as he he has other commitments. If we can figure the scheduling, I will be shocked if you would not be hearing about a renewal soon. The numbers this season are surpassing last season.”
It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) September 4, 2013