Jeff Daniels (Golden Globe nominee for The Squid and the Whale, Something Wild and The Purple Rose of Cairo) stars as news anchor Will McAvoy, and Emily Mortimer (Hugo, Shutter Island) stars as MacKenzie McHale, his new executive producer – and ex-girlfriend.

A favorite with viewers, news anchor Will McAvoy (Daniels) has found a safe niche with bankable ratings on his 8pm flagship cable show, “News Night.” Numbed by success, McAvoy has become stoic, complacent, cynical – content not to rock the boat as he delivers the nightly news straight down the middle of the road – dialing it in as he avoids ruffling feathers with anything resembling politics. What fire he still has, he reserves for the cutting sarcasm and general unpleasantness that earn him no fans with his news team. 

The series was recently renewed for a second season.