"The Newsroom:" Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama series will end after season 3

Jeff Daniels stars in "The Newsroom." HBO

Cue up Will McAvoy's outro.

Cast and crew behind HBO's Emmy-winning series "The Newsroom" are set to begin production on a third and final season this spring for an intended fall airdate, president of HBO programming Michael Lombardo said in a statement on Monday.

The series -- which centers around fictional cable newsman Will McAvoy as his group of of producers and correspondents work to put together a broadcast every day-- was created by Oscar-winnner Aaron Sorkin, the man behind "The West Wing." 

"'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin -- smart, riveting and thought-provoking," said Lombardo. "I'm sure this farewell season will be one to remember."

Jeff Daniels will be returning to the role of McAvoy. The 58-year-old actor won his first Primetime Emmy award in September for his portrayal of the newsman.

The series has received a mixed response from critics since its debut in 2012. Some have praised the characters' quick-witted dialogue, while others have criticized the show's use of recent  real-life headlines within episode plots.

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    Ken Lombardi is an entertainment reporter for CBS News. He has interviewed over 300 celebrities, including Clint Eastwood, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks.

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