The Newsroom Season 2 August Episode Guide

Jeff Daniels in 'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 2

Jeff Daniels in 'The Newsroom' - Photo by Melissa Moseley/HBO

HBO’s critically acclaimed dramatic series The Newsroom airs on Sunday nights at 10pm ET/PT with Jeff Daniels leading the ensemble cast. And as we approach August, HBO’s just unveiled details on the four episodes set to air next month.

The Newsroom August Episodes

Episode #14: “Unintended Consequences”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 4 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 4 (midnight), 6 (11:00 p.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.), 8 (8:00 p.m.), 9 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 5 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (9:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.) and 10 (3:30 p.m.)
Maggie (Alison Pill) tries to convince Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) that she’s fine following her shattering trip to Africa with Gary (Chris Chalk). An Occupy Wall Street protester with a Black Op lead refuses to cooperate with Neal (Dev Patel) and Jerry (Hamish Linklater) after an on-air interview with Will (Jeff Daniels) goes poorly. Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) lands Hallie (Grace Gummer) a one-on-one, but gets heat from Mac (Emily Mortimer) as a result.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Carl Franklin.
Episode #15: “News Night with Will McAvoy”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 11 (midnight), 13 (11:00 p.m.), 14 (9:00 p.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.), 16 (11:00 p.m.) and 17 (1:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 12 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (9:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 p.m.) and 17 (2:50 p.m.)
Will is distracted during his telecast by a phone call and an unflattering Twitter post. Charlie (Sam Waterson) gets a visit from a longtime friend at the Office of Naval Intelligence, who has knowledge of Operation Genoa. Sloan (Olivia Munn) phases from humiliation to rage following a revenge posting. The newsroom traverses the slippery slope separating fact from fiction.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Alan Poul.
Episode #16: “One Step Too Many”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 18 (midnight), 20 (11:00 p.m.), 21 (9:00 p.m.), 22 (8:00 p.m.), 23 (11:00 p.m.) and 24 (10:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 19 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (9:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 24 (3:15 p.m.)
Mac and Charlie score a key witness, a retired Marine general, in their attempt to corroborate Jerry’s Operation Genoa story. Will follows Nina’s (Hope Davis) lead to soften his image by making an impromptu appearance on a morning talk show. Jim gets unexpected company during his reunion with Hallie, who’s in town to cover a Romney rally.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Julian Farino.
Episode #17: “Red Team III”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 25 (11:00 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.), 28 (9:00 p.m.), 29 (8:00 p.m.), 30 (midnight) and 31 (10:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 26 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (9:00 p.m.), 28 (11:00 p.m.) and 31 (5:10 p.m.)
Through depositions with the newsroom staff, Rebecca pieces together the events that led to ACN’s fateful decision to go forward with Jerry’s special report on Operation Genoa – as well as the post-air revelations that undermined its credibility. The repercussions threaten to ruin “News Night” while eclipsing breaking news during another 9/11 anniversary.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Anthony Hemingway.
Source: HBO

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