The Newsroom Season 2 Breaks for Labor Day


We hope you’re all planning fun and exciting Labor Day weekends in America!  We wanted to make sure you weren’t anxiously planning for a new episode of The Newsroom this weekend, though as the show is breaking in observance of the national holiday.  The finale, part 1 will resume on September 8th at 10PM alongside the Boardwalk Empire season 4 premiere.

We do have a few clips from the finale for you to keep you on the edge of your seats:

The Trailer:

Clip #1 “Jim Makes a Bad Call”:

Clip #2 “Taylor Joins News Night”:


And if that isn’t enough for you here are the official episode descriptions for the finale, parts one and two:

Episode #18: “Election Night, Part I”

Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

In the wake of Leona’s (Jane Fonda) refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents, “News Night” goes forward with its 2012 election night coverage, featuring Will (Jeff Daniels) in the unlikely role of director of morale. Sloan (Olivia Munn) is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac (Emily Mortimer) tasks Neal (Dev Patel) to fix a faulty Wikipedia page. Mindful that Charlie(Sam Waterston) wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race.

Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Jason Ensler.


Episode #19: “Election Night, Part II” (season finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)

As election night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await a decision from Reese (Chris Messina) that may impact their future at ACN, and that of the entire senior staff. Sloan learns the identity of the anonymous winning bidder for her book; Don (Thomas Sadoski) discusses a countersuit against Jerry (Hamish Linklater) with Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden); Neal turns to Hallie (Grace Gummer) for help giving Mac a parting gift; Jim tries to make peace with Lisa (Kelen Coleman), encouraging Maggie (Alison Pill) to do the same; Will has a revelation while Charlie is sharing his.

We’ll be here reporting the news this weekend but HBO’s heavy hitters will have to wait until next week.  September 8th, hurry up already!


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