The BEST Episodes of The Newsroom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019

Network: CBC (CA)

George Findlay is the News Director of the local station in Toronto for "a major government controlled broadcast network". His life is complicated by three factors: he is completely self absorbed; most of the news stories don't happen they way or when he wants; and he functions in the Machiavellian bureaucracy of a government owned television network. Series II, after a brief hiatus the the Newsroom story continues.... George Findlay (Ken Finkleman) and his staff are back in the newsroom where pettiness and moral bankruptcy are taken to new depths. New faces, new phobias, new issues and Death haunt George as he maneuvers his way around the daily task of producing the news. Also this season, News Anchor Jim Walcott (Peter Keleghan) returns to brighten our day with moronic interviews with luminaries like Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky .

Say Cheese

#1 - Say Cheese

Season 2 - Episode 11

George tries to sell an idea for a cheese commercial; Jim develops a form of anorexia nervosa.

star 9.50
2 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Campaign

#2 - The Campaign

Season 1 - Episode 13

Anchorman Jim decides to run for political office, but he makes the further mistake of letting George and other newsroom staffers run his campaign.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The British Accent

#3 - The British Accent

Season 2 - Episode 12

George secretly cancels his trip.

star 9.00
3 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Meltdown (1)

#4 - Meltdown (1)

Season 1 - Episode 10

A visit by director David Cronenberg is eclipsed by the shocking prospect of a possible meltdown at a nearby nuclear reactor.

star 8.92
36 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
A Bad Day

#5 - A Bad Day

Season 1 - Episode 5

Insulting his colleagues is bad enough, but when George hits on a female guest, she walks off the show.

star 8.85
52 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dis and Dat

#6 - Dis and Dat

Season 1 - Episode 7

After George asks the young woman sitting outside his boss's office to get him coffee, Graham introduces her. She is Gillian Sorros, the new head of regional programming. She arrives with some strong ideas about George and his news department.

star 8.75
44 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Slow Leak

#7 - Slow Leak

Season 2 - Episode 9

George's jealousy gets him arrested.

star 8.73
56 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Walking Shoe Incident

#8 - The Walking Shoe Incident

Season 1 - Episode 1

George interviews people for a job as his personal assistant.

star 8.65
118 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dial G for Gristle

#9 - Dial G for Gristle

Season 3 - Episode 3

Everyone wonders why media mogul Conrad Scott is visiting the newsroom.

star 8.64
73 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Kevorkian Joke

#10 - The Kevorkian Joke

Season 1 - Episode 4

When a failing screenwriter decides to commit suicide, George turns his videotaped attempt into a 5-part ratings winner. Then his new video star starts to have second thoughts.

star 8.59
56 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Petty Tyranny

#11 - Petty Tyranny

Season 1 - Episode 6

George is obsessed with finding a bran muffin, but ends up in the middle of a fight with the cafeteria manager instead. The newsroom is excited to learn that Cynthia Dale will be spending two weeks with them until George manages to offend her, several times.

star 8.59
41 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Never Read Symptoms

#12 - Never Read Symptoms

Season 2 - Episode 7

George dodges jury duty in an animal rights case and ends up entangled with virus infected monkeys. Allen suffers from a brain tumor.

star 8.58
48 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Latent Homosexual Tendencies

#13 - Latent Homosexual Tendencies

Season 3 - Episode 5

George's therapist falls into a coma shortly after suggesting that George has latent homosexual tendencies.

star 8.58
67 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Pushy Money Grubbing

#14 - Pushy Money Grubbing

Season 2 - Episode 3

Racism infiltrates the newsroom.

star 8.57
42 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Learning to Fly

#15 - Learning to Fly

Season 3 - Episode 6

It is the end of the world in all dimensions.

star 8.57
58 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Anchors Away

#16 - Anchors Away

Season 2 - Episode 5

George's dream date is just that: nothing more than a dream. The intelligent segment producer Karen dumbs herself down for sex and Jim makes a book deal.

star 8.53
45 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Death 1, George 0

#17 - Death 1, George 0

Season 2 - Episode 2

George fails a Kafkaesque job evaluation in ways he never could have imagined. A valued veteran newsroom employee dies, George's empathy is qualified.

star 8.52
61 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
One of Us

#18 - One of Us

Season 2 - Episode 6

George hires a temp from an old established WASP family thinking that connections will pay off. They don't. George pays.

star 8.51
37 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Lolita

#19 - Lolita

Season 3 - Episode 4

George is invited to give a guest lecture at a local university and, with the aid of a stolen thesis, manages to charm an attractive young student into visiting his office.

star 8.51
67 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
The Fifty

#20 - The Fifty

Season 2 - Episode 8

An argument between George and Alex over finding a $50 bill results in Alex losing his job on principle and then buying it back from George for a considerable sum ... also on principle.

star 8.44
61 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Parking

#21 - Parking

Season 1 - Episode 9

George is driven to the edge of paranoia by the cumulation of a strange voice-mail message, the abduction of his couch, and the search for an indoor parking space.

star 8.43
30 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Baghdad Bound

#22 - Baghdad Bound

Season 3 - Episode 1

Jim is abducted in Baghdad while taping a segment on pets. George finds himself on the short list to receive the coveted Order of Canada.

star 8.37
83 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Deeper, Deeper

#23 - Deeper, Deeper

Season 1 - Episode 3

Everyone is in fear for their jobs after the network announces budget cuts. George promises to fight the brass on their behalf, but the only one he actually fights to save is his own.

star 8.37
63 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
Dinner at Eight

#24 - Dinner at Eight

Season 1 - Episode 2

When it is decided to hire a new co-anchor, Jim feels his job is in jeopardy.

star 8.33
70 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman
One Dumb Idea

#25 - One Dumb Idea

Season 3 - Episode 2

George and the news production staff decide to produce a sitcom.

star 8.32
76 votes
Directors: Ken Finkleman
Writers: Ken Finkleman