‘Bored To Death’ Film In The Works At HBO

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 12:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

HBO‘s noir comedy series Bored To Death, which ended its three-season run in Nov. 2011, is getting a second act as a potential movie to air on the pay cable network. HBO Films has put in … Read More »

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HBO: ‘Hung’, ‘Bored To Death’ And ‘How To Make It In America’ Cancelled; ‘Enlightened’ Renewed

By | Tuesday December 20, 2011 @ 10:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: Here’s Mike White’s reaction to his series Enlightened getting a second-season renewal by HBO: “I know HBO has had to make some hard decisions. I feel very lucky that they are letting us make more Enlightened. We will do our best to make something cool.”

PREVIOUS: Those two Golden Globe nominations sure helped. HBO has just picked up the Mike White-Laura Dern comedy Enlightened for a second season, while canceling three other comedy series: Hung, Bored To Death and How To Make It In America. Enlightened drew critical praise but struggled mightily in the ratings on Mondays. However, ratings have never been the deciding factor in HBO’s renewal decisions as evident by the longevity of David Simon’s New Orleans drama Treme. The network was already leaning towards picking up Enightened for Season 2 when the dark comedy earned two Golden Globe nominations last week, for best comedy series and best actress in a comedy series, Dern. Hung and Bored To Death are ending their runs after three seasons, How To Make It In America after two. Of the four comedies that learned their fate today, Hung has been the highest-rated, and star Thomas Jane recently landed his second Golden Globe nomination for his role. But in the end that wasn’t enough. Read More »

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Is Time Warner Cable Really, Finally, Close To A Deal To Offer HBO Go?

It’s stange that a former corporate cousin of HBO — Time Warner Cable — remains the biggest pay TV company that still doesn’t offer subscribers the opportunity to access the HBO Go digital streaming service. But that will … Read More »

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HBO’s ‘Enlightened’ Off To A Soft Start

By | Wednesday October 12, 2011 @ 12:09am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Opening a new night of original programming is not easy, so expectations for HBO’s new Monday 9 PM comedy block — which faces CBS’ comedies, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Fox’s House and ESPN’s Monday Night Football — were modest. … Read More »

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3 Arts Manager/Producer Stephanie Davis Leaves To Launch Her Own Company

By | Friday April 8, 2011 @ 4:21pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: 3 Arts Entertainment’s Stephanie Davis is leaving the management/production company to launch her own shingle, Wet Dog Entertainment. “For the past eight years, 3 Arts has been a great home that provided a wonderful platform to grow my management and producing career,” said Davis. “But I’ve always dreamed about … Read More »

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HBO CASTINGS: Jeff Daniels Closes For Sorkin Pilot, Five Join Returning Series

By | Friday April 1, 2011 @ 5:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

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HBO Renews Series ‘Bored to Death’ And ‘Eastbound & Down’

By | Wednesday October 27, 2010 @ 2:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: HBO has renewed sophomore comedies Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down for a third season. With drama Boardwalk Empire already picked up for Season 2, HBO has now … Read More »

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CABLE RATINGS: HUB OK In Debut, ‘Dexter’ Up & ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Down

Nellie Andreeva

The new Hasbro/Discovery kids channel The Hub launched Sunday with solid increases vs. its predecessor Discovery Kids, but it still has long ways to go to catch up with the leaders in the space Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. For its first day, the Hub drew an average of 135,000 viewers, an … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: HBO’s ‘Eastbound’ Spikes In Return, ‘Boardwalk’ Dips In Week 2

By | Tuesday September 28, 2010 @ 11:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In its second airing, HBO’s period mob drama Boardwalk Empire drew 3.3 million viewers, down 31% from its premiere last week. The series, which has already been renewed for a second season, was watched by a combined 4.4 million viewers … Read More »

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Bored To Death’ & ‘Eastbound & Down’

Nellie Andreeva

The second seasons of two underrated HBO comedy series, Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down, will premiere on Sept. 26. Bored to Death, starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis, will air at 10PM, followed by Danny McBride’s Eastbound & Down at 10:30 PM.

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