The Newsroom was recently renewed for its second season, but it appears that not everyone is making a return. According to The Daily, creator Aaron Sorkin laid off the majority of the writing staff. Sources report, “They’re not coming back, except for Sorkin’s ex-girlfriend [Corinne Kinsbury].”
But cleaning house is apparently nothing new. An HBO rep told The Daily: “Every year each show reassess the needs of its writing staffs. This process is nothing out of the ordinary.”
The Newsroom has been under fire since its first episode, drawing negative reviews from critics and fans alike. A recent supercut of reused Sorkin lines has also drawn negative press around the writer, although ratings on The Newsroom are improving after a sharp drop after its premiere.