Real newsman Brian Williams has returned to the anchor chair, so has fake newsman Jon Stewart. And now, we’ve learned real fake newsman Will McAvoy will be returning to the real fake “News Night.”
Jeff Daniels Tweeted the news that HBO’s “Newsroom” is getting a third season.
It’s official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) September 4, 2013
When last we left “Newsroom” (mid-way through season 2) Atlantis World Media boss, the exquisitely named Leona Lansing (played exquisitely by Jane Fonda) refused to allow McAvoy, his EP and news division president to resign after having to retract a report about “Operation Genoa.” The report claimed U.S. troops used sarin gas. (Oddly current given the situation in Syria). The producer of the report was fired for making a deceptive edit. (That’s happened too, for real).
If that storyline sounds familiar to some longtime tvnewsers, that’s by design. “Operation Genoa” is based on real events that engulfed CNN in 1998. Recall, Operation Tailwind.