Aaron Sorkin, Alan Poul, and Jeff Daniels Talk THE NEWSROOM Season 2, Responding to Critics, and More at PaleyFest

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Over the past 30 years, PaleyFest has held panel sessions and screenings that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows.  One of the drama series celebrated this year were the folks behind HBO’s The Newsroom, and Collider was there to get the updates on Season 2.

After giving a sneak peek at 10 minutes of the first episode of Season 2, airing sometime this summer, creator/writer/executive producer Aaron Sorkin, executive producer Alan Poul and actor Jeff Daniels spoke during the panel about why cable news was the right setting for this show, how much pressure it is to do a Sorkin monologue, how the show has polarized critics, and the unique way in which the show is shot, along with giving tidbits about the news stories they’ll be covering in the second season, more of the Don (Thomas Sadoski) and Sloan (Olivia Munn) relationship, and that Will McAvoy (Daniels) and MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) possibly getting together won’t kill the show.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

Full Lineup For PaleyFest 2013 Announced; New Invitees Include THE WALKING DEAD

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The Paley Center for Media has released the list of this year’s attendees and honorees for the the 30th annual PaleyFest.  The TV fan festival will take place at the Saban Theater at the beginning of March, and will feature newcomer The Walking Dead, which will be part of the opening night presentation.  That series will join a lineup that includes CommunityParenthoodThe Mindy ProjectArrowThe Big Bang TheoryRevolutionOnce Upon a Time and more.  American Horror Story: Asylum will close the festival on March 15th.

Ryan Murphy, creator of American Horror StoryGlee and Nip/Tuck will also be honored with the first PaleyFest Icon Award for creative achievement in television.  For the complete schedule and lineup for their biggest festival yet, hit the jump.  

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