HBO Ignores Critics, Renews 'Newsroom'

HBO Ignores Critics, Renews 'Newsroom'

HBO likes being in the Aaron Sorkin business, even if critics aren’t quite so pleased.

Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” which bowed late last month to mediocre ratings, has been renewed for a second season by the pay cable giant.

The series stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston as employees at a fictional cable news outlet striving to deliver news without compromise – or commercial considerations.

Critics have mostly savaged the show’s first few installments, blasting Sorkin for his rose-colored view of modern journalism and willingness to talk down to his audience.

The Newsroom” airs at 10 p.m. EST Sunday nights on HBO.