HBO Renews Newsroom Critical reception not bad enough to sink Aaron Sorkin's latest By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Jul 4, 2012 10:33 AM CDT 6 comments Comments This image released by HBO shows Jeff Daniels in a scene from the HBO original series, "The Newsroom." (AP Photo/HBO, Melissa Moseley) (Newser) – It seems HBO isn't sweating the mostly terrible reviews The Newsroom has garnered so far. The network has already renewed Aaron Sorkin's polarizing media drama for another season, the Huffington Post reports. Newsroom had decent ratings for its premiere, drawing 2.1 million viewers, though that figure dropped 19% for the second episode, according to Cinema Blend. If nothing else, the show certainly has people talking, and it has even earned some high-profile admirers.