Sorkin Cleaning the “Newsroom”
by Soo Youn
Aaron Sorkin has been doing press all week defending his critically-panned HBO show, “The Newsroom,” but behind the scenes he’s cleaning house.
Most of the writers on the cable drama about a Keith Olbermann-type television news demagogue have been fired, sources with knowledge of the show told The Daily. “They’re not coming back, except for Sorkin’s ex-girlfriend [Corinne Kinsbury],” one source said.
The show was renewed early for a second season and it’s unclear how many writers will replace the departing staff.
Time now for the pithy sayings of Dan D., TVWriter™’s very own millionaire playboy software superhero, now living in L.A. because – you guessed it – he’s a hell of a writer as well.
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This is Aaron Sorkin’s third attempt at a TV show about a TV show.