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Aaron Sorkin Fired Most Other Newsroom Writers

WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 06:  Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin attends the Screenwriters Showcase during the 2011 UCLA Festival Of New Creative Work at Freud Playhouse, UCLA on June 6, 2011 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for UCLA)

The Newsroom was hit by layoffs today: The Daily reports that Aaron Sorkin has fired most of his writing staff, which consists of under ten people. "They're not coming back, except for Sorkin's ex-girlfriend [Corinne Kinsbury]," said The Daily's source. Sorkin is known to be a very hands-on writer who scripts or co-writes every single episode, so it's unclear whether the laid-off staffers will be replaced or whether Sorkin will go it (mostly) alone. But what of Gideon Yago, we ask? Whither Gideon?

Photo: John Shearer/2011 Getty Images