UPDATE WEDNESDAY 4:50 PM: HBO just issued a statement in response to The Newsroom‘s star Jeff Daniel’s tweet from last night that the show has been picked up for a third season. “We are excited about proceeding to a Season 3 and are continuing our conversations with Aaron about schedules.”

PREVIOUS TUESDAY 9:15 PM: Aaron Sorkin‘s cable news network drama series The Newsroom has been renewed for a third season by HBO, its star Jeff Daniels tweeted tonight. “It’s official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3“, the Emmy nominee wrote. No response from HBO yet, but sources confirm that The Newsroom, now wrapping Season 2, indeed has been picked up.

The news is not a surprise. HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo indicated at TCA in July that there will be a third season of The Newsroom. “The odds are excellent we’re enormously happy with the show,” he said. “Conversations with Aaron Sorkin are all about scheduling as he he has other commitments. If we can figure the scheduling, I will be shocked if you would not be hearing about a renewal soon. The numbers this season are surpassing last season.”

Daniels was nominated for Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series Emmy for playing anchorman Will McAvoy, one of three Emmy noms for the series. The Newsroom‘s two-part Season 2 finale airs the next two Sundays.