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“There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world” – Jeff Daniels as news anchor Will McAvoy. Photo by Melissa Moseley / HBO Canada.

The Newsroom

The Season 2 premiere is available on demand from July 15 until December 31, 2013, at HBO Canada On Demand and online at RogersAnyplaceTV.com. (You have until July 1 to catch up with Season 1, on demand.)

Season 2 could be “make it or break it” for Aaron Sorkin’s somewhat-polarizing, behind-the-scenes news drama. Often credited as an auteur of modern television, Sorkin makes TV shows that have a way of dividing both fans and critics. His foray into the world of American cable news is no exception.

The Newsroom (not to be confused with the excellent Canadian mockumentary series of the same name) follows a group of idealistic, often pessimistic journalists as they struggle to remain objective in a world of sensationalized news.

As with Season 1, the new episodes are set in the not-too-distant past, but this time they will follow a single story arc throughout the entire season. Everyone’s jobs and reputations are on the line thanks to a wrongful-termination suit. Add that to everyone’s personal and professional conundrums, and you’ve got the recipe for an intriguing new season.

If you missed the first season, fear not: Sorkin promises that newcomers to the show will have no trouble picking up what’s going on. But Season 1 will remain on demand until mid-September.

• Broadcaster: HBO Canada

• Season 2 broadcast premiere: July 14 at 10 p.m. ET

• On demand until: December 31, 2013

• On demand at: HBO Canada On Demand and RogersAnyplaceTV.com

• Episodes in Season 2: 12

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