Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom Hits the Airwaves June 24 on HBO Canada

  • Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Emily Mortimer and Canada's Alison Pill star in the new HBO series

TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada), is taking subscribers inside the trenches of a fictional broadcast news organization with HBO's newest drama series, The Newsroom. From Aaron Sorkin, the creator of The West Wing and Sports Night, The Newsroom premieres Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the US.

The 10-part series centres on a cable news anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Emily Mortimer), his newsroom staff (John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Dev Patel, Olivia Munn) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Together they set out on a patriotic and quixotic mission to do the news well in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal relationships. Aaron Sorkin created the series and executive produces along with Scott Rudin and Alan Poul. 

To view the complete release, please visit The Movie Network's media room or Movie Central's press site at http://press.astral.com/tmn/ or http://mediacentre.corusent.com

SOURCE The Movie Network

For further information:

Media contacts:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Nicolle Balen
(416) 956-8638
nbalen@astral.com

Movie Central (Western Canada)
Owen McCorquodale
(416) 479-6068
Owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com

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