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Aaron Sorkin Says 'Auf Wiedersehen' To Entire Newsroom Writing Staff

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Newsroom Cast Aaron Sorkin Jeff Daniels Fires Writers

The unemployment line just got a little longer, courtesy of Aaron Sorkin.

The show runner just fired the ENTIRE writing staff for The Newsroom… aside from his ex-gf Corinne Kinsbury.

Was the guy who penned The Social Network dissatisfied with the quality of his staff's work? Was he angry about the complete lack of boobies in the first four episodes?


Either way, season two of the Jeff Daniels TV show offering a romanticized peek inside a functioning broadcast newsroom is already green-lit.

So polish those resumes, because Sorkin is hiring!!

HBO downplayed the importance of the personnel switcheroo.

In a statement, the network admitted:

"Every year each show reassesses the needs of its writing staffs. This process is nothing out of the ordinary."

Sorkin is notoriously anal about his TV shows anyway — there's a good chance that season one's staff was barely allowed to participate in the creative process.

Will this make U any more or less likely to tune in??

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7 comments to “Aaron Sorkin Says 'Auf Wiedersehen' To Entire Newsroom Writing Staff”

  1. 1

    I just watched a clip on you tube from this show of Jeff Daniels' rant in answer to the question, 'why is America great?'. Awesome clip - very worth watching.

  2. 2

    I have watched the first 4 episodes and really liked it. With the networks pandering to the lowest common denominators producing crap like; The Big Bang Theory, Jersey Shore, and Big Brother…to name a few, it was sooo refreshing to watch a show that was fast paced, intelligent and witty. I am going to watch more shows on the cable networks for sure, I'm looking forward to watching the rest of this years shows AND next years!

  3. 3

    The show, and especially the writing has been amazing, but he has written 3 of the 4 episodes so far and co-wrote the other with a guy that used to be a MTV reporter. I can't imagine anyone else has all that much to do with the quality of the writing. He should just do it all himself.

  4. 4

    Re: ElleFromVan – A don't put Big Bang Theory in the same category as Jersey Shore and other stupid reality shows!

  5. 5

    Re: ElleFromVan – Big Brother is a great show. I like to think I watch somewhat 'high brow' content such as Newsroom, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to unwind with Big Brother. I'd pick it over Newsroom any day. Big Brother is filled to the brim with strategy and character development; despite the fact that it's a reality show. I personally don't like Two and A Half Men or Big Bang, but I wouldn't say that Newsroom is the most intelligent show out there. Don't get me wrong, I've watched and loved every episode, but don't pretend like you're above everyone else. You're doing just what we're doing, relaxing after a long day to a soapy tv drama.

  6. 6

    Re: rosebud99 – Rosebud, you let me down, buddy! I personally can't stand The Big Bang Theory and love Big Brother. To each his own, I guess.

  7. 7

    Re: joethehobo – That's ok. We do seem to agree on the more important things in life!