I didn’t see anything here I don’t think I’ve already seen, but this just landed in my inbox so I’m running it.

It debuts on HBO on June 24th. It’s hard to believe HBO could possible have yet another terrific show, but since Luck died a quick death there’s certainly room in my entertainment schedule.

In case you live in a lead-lined bunker buried deep inside of a mountain at the bottom of the ocean, here’s the official blurbage:

“From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and screenwriter of The Social Network and Moneyball, comes The Newsroom, a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program. Focusing on a network anchor (played by Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), the newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel) and their boss (Sam Waterston), 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.”

3 Responses to “60 second promo: Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom””

  1. Network meets Olbermann?

    Near every country in the world thinks it’s the best. But only in America could openly refuting such jingoistic idiocy result in mass hysteria :-)

  2. I’m all for national pride, but yeah, if you can’t look at your country’s flaws than you’re just an idiot.

  3. I think their implication is that this is like Katie Couric or Tom Brokaw suddenly declaring America sucks a big fat one and needs to get over itself. I think the preview is probably giving the sense that hysteria will go on and on over the course of the series, but in reality something like that would certainly generate a response until the ratings went away. Heck, Charlie Sheen being a spastic idiot held the public’s attention for a few months, so who knows?

    Sorkin is a fan of smart people crucifying themselves in order to bring change, and this premise seems to be right in his wheel house. And yes, it is supposedily based on Olbermann to some degree. Sorkin did a stint behind the scenes of Olbermann’s MSNBC show as research for this. It’s also been reported that he spent time with Chris Matthews, CNN, and Fox News.

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