Un/surprising news from the entertainment world: According to The Daily, most of the writers on HBO’s The Newsroom won’t be returning for the show’s second season. In their report, they write that almost every writer except Corinne Kinsbury, not-so-charitably referred to as Aaron Sorkin’s ex-girlfriend, will depart. To be fair, it’s not entirely out of the norm for a television show to replenish its cast of writers after a season. But given the frequent critiques of The Newsroom‘s structural and character elements, it’ll be interesting to see if season two veers off in another direction to become the show that Sorkinites wanted it to be (a nuanced, snappy critique of the media and its foibles) instead of the one it is (Jeff Daniels shaming every woman in the world for being, like, totally vapid.) If nothing else, Aaron Sorkin will be unchallenged on his way toward writing an episode that’s just a sixty-minute monologue set against a montage of slo-mo Walter Cronkite footage. Alas, this probably means no more writing credits for ex-MTV anchor Gideon Yago.