HBO Renews ‘The Newsroom’ for Season 3, Releases New ‘Eastbound & Down’ Trailer

By September 4, 2013

The Newsroom and Eastbound & Down

As we wait to see the fate of ACN after their blunder of a faux news story in this season of “The Newsroom” from Aaron Sorkin, HBO has already decided to renew the drama series for a third season.

TV Line reports that with only two episodes left, Jeff Daniels announced the news on Twitter:

This comes after the actor landed an Emmy nomination for lead actor, along with Jane Fonda landing one for guest actress. Supposedly the numbers this season have been better than the first, and that’s likely why HBO is interested in more.

The second season has been touch and go with some silly character drama that doesn’t fit in with the weight of the factually based stories coming out of the newsroom itself, but the overall writing has been top notch along with the performances. We’re definitely interested to see how this season ends.

Meanwhile, as “The Newsroom” winds down its second season, the HBO series “Eastbound & Down” is poised for a return on Sunday, September 29th at 10/9c, and a new trailer has just popped up finally giving us some hints of what we’ll see this season:

As you can see, there’s a bleach blonde Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) crashing his own funeral, getting worked up in a quest for the fame he deserves, slapping asses, partying hard and more. Plus, there’s also a glimpse of Ken Marino, but no peek at the part we heard Lindsay Lohan will be playing.

We’re not sure what all is going on in this presumed final season, but Kenny has moved from Myrtle Beach to North Carolina, and he’s living there with his family, presumably with April (Katy Mixon) and his toddler son Toby, a few years after he faked his death. There’s a glimpse of him holding down some kind of job with a name tag, but that probably won’t last long.

There’s likely plenty to look forward to with guest stars like Tim Heidecker (“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job”) as Kenny’s neighbor, Gene, a man who is straitlaced and lacks any sort of humor, likely to become the brunt of much of Powers’ crude insults and words. Some surprise guest stars are probably still in order as well, so stay tuned for more updates.

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.