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Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' trailer No. 2: Wait, it's a comedy now?

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HBO’s downbeat and preachy first trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming cable news network drama series The Newsroom made us want to cash in our 401k and move to Canada. This new trailer strikes a somewhat different tone. Before Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) was in full Howard Beale angry newscaster mode. Trailer No. 2 still has some of that earnestness, especially in the beginning, but also includes a more even-keel McAvoy and introduces his young news team. Why, this Newsroom almost plays like a sassy office comedy. Here’s the new trailer and, for comparison, the first trailer too.

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