Jeff Daniels tweeted the news Tuesday night.
"It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3," wrote the actor who plays anchorman Will McAvoy. Daniels landed an Emmy nomination in the outstanding actor in a drama series category, one of three Emmy nominations for the series.
With only two episodes left in this season, fans have been awaiting the news. At press tour, HBO indicated it would be happy to have the show return, but Aaron Sorkin had been unsure about whether he had time to do another season because of other commitments.
The series, which has featured a sarin gas storyline taken from CNN's 1998 Tailwind news fiasco, will wrap up on Sept. 15. The Emmys will be handed out Sept. 22.