HBO announces "The Newsroom" season 2 premiere date

Jeff Daniels in "The Newsroom."

This just in -- "The Newsroom" now has a season 2 premiere date.

On Friday, HBO officially announced that the sophomore season of the drama series will debut on July 14.

Created and executive produced by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels as veteran TV journalist Will MacAvoy, "The Newsroom" drew a mixed reception from critics when it first premiered last June. Despite this, HBO quickly renewed the series for a second season and the show received two nominations at this year's Golden Globes -- one for best drama series and a best actor nod for Daniels.

In January, it was revealed that Marcia Gay Harden would be joining the cast as a litigator defending the fictional news agency featured on "The Newsroom" from a wrongful termination suit.

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