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If You Can't Take Another Kardashian Sunday – Watch 'The Newsroom'

Fri, June 22, 2012 5:33pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 1 Comment
The Newsroom HBO Premiere Date

‘The Newsroom,’ premiering on HBO this Sunday, June 24, couldn’t be more the polar opposite of ‘The Kardashians’ and ‘Sister Wives.’

The Kardashians obsess over Khloe‘s DNA, Kris Jenner‘s ex lover and Scott Disick‘s need to party without Kourtney. But the characters that populate this mythical television newsroom, helmed by TV anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) debate the future of America and the quality of television network news.

That doesn’t mean that they don’t also fall victim to needling their exes as in McAvoy and his new executive producer and ex, Mackenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer), or trying to push their new relationships into deeper commitment than one or the other wants. But then The Newsroom wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if it didn’t also involve complicated romantic relationships.

But it’s fun to watch the show deal with hugely timely issues like – can a nightly broadcast actually break news in the digital world and does the world want more news than just celebrity scoop – hey, it can want BOTH!

So if you’re not ready to put your brain on Kardashian ice, Sunday night, tune in to The Newsroom this Sunday. I will!

Bonnie Fuller