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Aaron Sorkin Replacing Almost All Newsroom Writers for Season Two

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For those who like HBO's The Newsroom, this could be sad news. 

E! News confirms that show creator Aaron Sorkin has decided to replace most of the writing staff for the show's second season, and before you yell "What?!" into your computer screen, there's more.

Although it's said that around half of the writers were let go, reports are claiming Sorkin fired everyone except for one person.

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A source tells The Daily Mail that Sorkin released every single writer on the show except for Corinne Kinsbury, his ex-girlfriend, but before you start analyzing that one, it doesn't seem to be the case.

Sources tell E! News that there are more writers staying on The Newsroom staff than just Kinsbury. 

And as far as this whole shakeup goes, an HBO rep tells us that, "Every year each show reassesses the needs of its writing staffs. This process is nothing out of the ordinary."

Critics weren't too excited about the drama series, calling it "lousy" and "the worst." But the joke was on them. The Newsroom debuted as the cable network's third-most-watched drama premiere ever, (behind Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones) with 2.1 million viewers. 

Do you think the new writing staff will help or hurt next season? Sound off in the comments!

—Reporting by Claudia Cagan

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