HBO’s series Newsroom has polarized critics and won over as many fans as it has turned off with its portrayal of a renegade newsroom interested in bringing cable journalism back to its roots. The good news for fans of the show is that after much anticipation, HBO has announced the series will return for a third season.
The bad news for fans though is the network announced the third season will be Newsroom‘s final season as well. HBO made the announcement official on Monday, ending months of speculation as to the future of the show.
Following a successful second season in 2013, as well as a shocking Emmy win for Jeff Daniels, the show hadn’t announced any plans for the future until today. There was speculation that Aaron Sorkin, the shows creator and head writer, didn’t want to continue with the series, but those rumors were put to rest this afternoon.
But the show is still ending, meaning HBO will be losing as many as three of its biggest shows in 2014. True Blood and Boardwalk Empire will be airing their final seasons in 2014, although no premiere date has been given to the final season of Newsroom just yet.
So while the show will be coming back, the renewal of the show has been coupled with word of its cancellation as well. Like the show itself, Newsroom is polarizing to the very end.