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'The Newsroom' Will Return for a Third and Final Season

January 14, 2014 (1:47 am) GMT
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo promises a farewell season that 'will be one to remember.'

Another HBO acclaimed series is coming to an end. After announcing that the fifth season of "" would be the last for the show, the premium cable channel now renews "" for a third and final season.

" 'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin - smart, riveting and thought-provoking," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo when announcing the cancellation on Monday, January 13. "I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."

Production for the new season will kick off this spring for a fall premiere.

Lead actor , who won an Emmy Award for his role as news anchor Will McAvoy on the drama series, first revealed the third season renewal last September. HBO, however, said at the time that they're still in talks with creator Aaron Sorkin about schedules, stating, "We are excited about proceeding to a season 3 and are continuing our conversations with Aaron about schedules."

"The Newsroom" and "Boardwalk Empire" are not the only HBO series that will end with the coming season. "" will also return for its seventh and final chapter this year.

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