The Newsroom 10 p.m., HBO
This HBO drama set in the world of 24-hour cable news (and starring Jeff Daniels, above) has drawn praise and detractors. Creator Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network,” “Moneyball”) met with reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills last week and discussed some of the criticism, which he welcomes. “Obviously, you’d prefer that the praise for the show be unanimous, but I think that anytime people are talking this much about a television show, it’s good for television. It’s good for people who watch television. It’s good for the people who work in television. That’s everybody in this room. One of the lucky things, one of the nice, sort of, unintended consequences of working for HBO is that the entire season is written, shot, and locked in the can before the first episode airs. So even if you are tempted to try to write a little bit differently to please the people or change someone’s mind, you can’t do it. The season is done.” Tonight, Charlie gets a big tip.