The Newsroom renewed for third and final season

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The ACN News Night team is coming back for a third and final season.

HBO has officially renewed the Jeff Daniels drama for a final installment, which is expected to air this fall. The news comes nearly six months after HBO programming president Michael Lombardo noted publicly that he'd be "shocked" if the series didn't return. The hold-up has been creator Aaron Sorkin, who needed to pen the Steve Jobs film script before turning his attention back to Newsroom.

Joining Sorkin and executive producers Alan Poul and Scott Rudin for Newsroom’s third season is Paul Lieberstein. The former showrunner of (and actor on) The Office, a Sorkin favorite, will come aboard as an executive producer on the HBO series. The trio has been meeting in recent weeks to map out what’s next for the show, with production set to commence this spring. The cast was locked into new deals in September, which explains Emmy-winning star Jeff Daniels’ much-covered tweet about a third season.

Newsroom joins two other HBO dramas, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, set to end their runs later this year. In preparation, HBO is readying a collection of new series, including Damon Lindelof drama The Leftovers, Mike Judge comedy Silicon Valley and anthology series True Detective.