01/13/2014 05:01 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

'The Newsroom' Renewed For Season 3

Will McAvoy, MacKenzie McHale and the rest of the "Newsroom" gang aren't done quite yet.

On Monday (Jan. 13), HBO announced that the Aaron Sorkin drama would be back for a third and final season.

“'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin -– smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.”

Although the news of the show's renewal broke somewhat late by HBO's standards, it's not exactly a surprise.

During the Television Critics Association summer press tour in July, Lombardo expressed how pleased he was with the series, saying, "We're enormously happy with the show." And in September, Jeff Daniels (Will McAvoy) tweeted that the show had been renewed.

The third and final season of "The Newsroom" will go into production this spring and premiere in the fall.