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Star Says HBO Has Renewed Drama Series Deadline

The star of an HBO drama series says the pay-cable network has renewed the show, although no official word has come from the network yet. Deadline.com reports that Jeff Daniels tweeted that his HBO drama "The Newsroom" was picked up for a third season.

Sources confirmed to the publication that the show has been picked up for another season, which the story notes isn't surprising. HBO programming head Michael Lombardo said at the TCA press tour back in July that the show was on track for a third season.

The Emmy-nominated drama from Aaron Sorkin stars Daniels as anchorman Will McAvoy.

The show's two-part season finale airs over the next two Sundays.