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HBO renews Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' and 'True Blood'

July 02, 2012|By Scott Collins
  • Jeff Daniels plays a cable news anchor in HBO's "The Newsroom."
Jeff Daniels plays a cable news anchor in HBO's "The Newsroom." (Melissa Moseley/HBO )

This just in: HBO has renewed"The Newsroom"after just two airings.

The new drama starring Jeff Daniels as the hard-bitten anchor of a struggling cable news network drew 2.1 million total viewers for its first airing at 10 p.m. Sunday night.

That makes it among HBO's most-watched drama premieres in recent years."Game of Thrones"-- the fantasy that has since become a big hit for HBO -- delivered 2.2 million for its series premiere in April 2010. And the vampire hit"True Blood"bit into just 1.4 million in 2008. (In the same announcement, HBO also renewed "True Blood" for a sixth season.)

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 Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT

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