HBO's 'The Newsroom' Trailer Is 'Sports Night: CNN Edition'

April 2, 2012


In their effort to become the Costco of fast-talking, bordering-on-overwritten political humor, HBO is this season offering a bulk selection of verbose, foul-mouthed, politically-charged programs to any subscribers who wish to have expletives shouted at them. As previously seen in trailer, next month brings the network Veep, the Armando Iannucci-created White House comedy that stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale, and Anna Chlumsky. And, as seen below in its first trailer, Aaron Sorkin's similarly-trenchant The Newsroom comes in June. Featuring an impressive cast rivaling Veep's for both eclecticism and likelihood of getting pissed off, the comedic drama stars Jeff Daniels as an in-crisis news anchor working alongside Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Alison Pill, and, best of all, Sam Waterston. Yes, Jack McCoy is back, and he's more authoritatively sage-like than ever. Now he wears a bow tie:

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