Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’ Overhauls Writing Staff

Jul 20, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama "The Newsroom" has replaced many of the show’s writers for the second season, reports The Daily.

Most of the writers on the show, which is about a Keith Olbermann-type news host, have been fired, according to the story. The only writer to remain is Sorkin’s former girlfriend, Corinne Kinsbury, according to the story.

"In the mostly collaborative world of TV, Sorkin is famously known for penning most the scripts himself, and ‘The Newsroom’ had a smaller writers’ room than most TV shows with less than 10 credited writers. It’s not uncommon on other TV series run by powerful showrunners to turn over staff," the article points out.

A representative for HBO said, "Every year each show reassesses the needs of its writing staffs. This process is nothing out of the ordinary."

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