Aaron Sorkin takes viewers inside "The Newsroom" one last time with season finale

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(CBS News) Aaron Sorkin will take viewers inside his fictional cable TV news program one last time Sunday with the season finale of HBO's "The Newsroom."

Throughout the debut season, the show's news team has tackled real-life current event stories ranging from Osama bin Laden's death to the oil spill in the Gulf.

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The Casey Anthony trial was at the center of last week's episode, causing friction among members of the news team over how and whether to cover it. The promo for Sunday's episode, titled "The Greater Fool," hints at a tension-filled hour with the potential of a major firing, marijuana accusations and the usual mix of romance.

Love it or hate it, "The Newsroom" will be back for another season. When the series first got under way this summer, its debut garnered mixed reaction, with some reviewers criticizing the role of women on the show and others calling its news-coverage depiction unrealistic.

Sorkin, the series creator, recently spoke about the polarizing show, telling NBC Chicago, "I don't like riling people up. That's not what I'm going for, but I think that when people are talking this much and this loudly about a TV show, it's good for television."

As for season two, viewers might be in for a bit of a change. Sorkin said he has hired a range of consultants from all media spectrums to help shape the arc of the series.

"They're going to bring real experiences that they've had working in a newsroom," Sorkin said. But real news stories will return. Sorkin said he hasn't decided what will be covered, but don't be surprised if the upcoming presidential election makes its way into season two. (The candidate debates made  a cameo last week.)

"The Newsroom" airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

Tell us: Will you be watching "The Newsroom" season finale on Sunday?

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