Episode #18: "Election Night, Part I"
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 8 (midnight), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (midnight) and 14 (9:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 9 (10:00 p.m.), 10 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (11:00 p.m.) and 13 (3:40 p.m.)
In the wake of Leona's (Jane Fonda) refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents, "News Night" goes forward with its 2012 election night coverage, featuring Will (Jeff Daniels) in the unlikely role of director of morale. Sloan (Olivia Munn) is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac (Emily Mortimer) tasks Neal (Dev Patel) to fix a faulty Wikipedia page. Mindful that Charlie (Sam Waterston) wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Jason Ensler.