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HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Debuts With 1.8M Viewers

By | Monday June 30, 2014 @ 1:20pm PDT

HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Debuts With 1.8M ViewersDamon Lindelof‘s 10-episode HBO series The Leftovers  originally had been set to debut June 15, following the Season 4 finale of Game of Thrones. But when the high-concept post-Rapture drama took an unexpected hiatus after Episode 6 (HBO called it “a short hiatus to prep our final episodes”), it lost that cushy launch platform, instead getting slotted after an episode of True Blood. The premiere of The Leftovers pulled in 1.8 million viewers in its 10PM on Sunday. Last night, at 9 PM True Blood clocked 3.1 million viewers — compared with the 7.1 million who’d caught that Game of Thrones season wrapper at 9 PM airing back on June 15 — up 32% from Season 3′s finale crowd of 5.4 mil.

Over all its Sunday plays, The Leftovers drew 2.1 million viewers. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, The Leftovers is the story of people who didn’t make the cut during the Rapture, which itself did not go as people had been taught to expect.

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Hot TV Teasers: ‘True Blood’ Season 7; ‘The Leftovers’

By | Sunday May 18, 2014 @ 7:21pm PDT

True BLood Season 7HBO‘s Golden Globe and Emmy-winning vamp series True Blood returns for its seventh and final season June 22 at 9PM, and the network has just dropped an official S7 trailer to tease the series’ ten-episode finale run. HBO is also hoping to pique interest with a new teaser for Damon Lindelof’s new drama The Leftovers, based on novelist Tom Perrotta’s (Little Children) bestselling tome about the aftermath of The Rapture. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Chris Zylka, Margaret Qualley, Carrie Coon, Emily Meade, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, and Annie Q star in the Adventure Corps and WB TV production, which debuts Sunday June 29 at 10PM ahead of Game of Thrones.

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Hot TV Trailer: HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’

By | Monday April 28, 2014 @ 7:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingHBO last night debuted the first full-length trailer for Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming series The Leftovers with its new premiere date, June 29. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, Leftovers chronicles the aftermath of the Rapture gone awry. The high-concept drama, Lindelof’s follow-up series to Lost, shut down two weeks ago after wrapping Episode 6. Because of the unplanned hiatus in the originally very tight production schedule, HBO on Friday moved the premiere from June 15 to June 29.

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Premiere Date For Damon Lindelof’s HBO Series ‘The Leftovers’ Pushed By 2 Weeks

By | Friday April 25, 2014 @ 12:13pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingWith Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming 10-episode HBO series The Leftovers still on hiatus, its premiere date has been pushed from June 15 to June 29. The high-concept drama, Lindelof’s follow-up series to Lost, shut down two weeks ago after wrapping Episode 6 for what HBO described at the time as “a short hiatus to prep our final episodes.” There is no date set yet for resuming production, leading to today’s announcement. “Our production schedule shifted and subsequently that necessitated a change in our debut date,” HBO said. On June 15, the premiere of The Leftovers was going to follow the sure-to-be-huge season finale of Game Of Thrones. Such a great launching platform is hard to let go to waste, so HBO brass could slate a preview of The Leftovers’ pilot episode or the final season debut of True Blood behind it.

Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, The Leftovers takes place after the Rapture happens, but not quite like it’s supposed to. It’s the story of the people who didn’t make the cut — and a world that never will be the same. Here the first teaser for the show:

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HBO Series ‘The Leftovers’ To Go On Hiatus

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 8:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingEXCLUSIVE: Damon Lindelof‘s upcoming 10-episode HBO series The Leftovers is taking a break. The high-concept drama, Lindelof’s follow-up series to Lost, will shut down production for a brief hiatus after it wraps production on the current sixth episode. “We put ourselves on a tight schedule, and we decided to give our production a short hiatus to prep our final episodes,” HBO said in a statement. The stoppage, said to be for less than two weeks, is not expected to impact the premiere date for the series HBO announced last week. It is set for June 15, following the season finale of Game of Thrones. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, The Leftovers takes place after the Rapture happens, but not quite like it’s supposed to. It’s the story of the people who didn’t make the cut — and a world that never will be the same. Here is the first teaser for the show, which debuted at the top of the fourth season premiere of GOT this past Sunday.

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HBO Sets Premiere Dates For New Drama ‘The Leftovers’, Final Season Of ‘True Blood’

By | Thursday April 3, 2014 @ 11:18am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Heroes Day meetingThe Leftovers, HBO‘s drama series from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and novelist Tom Perrotta, will debut on June 15 at 10 PM, following the season finale of Game Of Thrones. The following Sunday, June 22, the 10-episode seventh and final season of True Blood will succeed GOT in the 9 PM hour, leading into The Leftovers for the rest of its 10-episode run. Based on Perrotta’s bestselling novel, The Leftovers takes a look at The Rapture. Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, Michael Gaston, Emily Meade, Annie Q, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren and Chris Zylka star. This Sunday, April 6, just before the fourth season premiere of GOT, HBO will air first teases for The Leftovers and True Blood. Here is the True Blood one:

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TCA: ‘Lost’s Damon Lindelof Mocks Network TV During HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Panel, Says Quality Is Higher On Cable

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 5:44pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154“We can all agree that cable is far superior to network,” said Damon Lindelof today at the TCA panel for his upcoming series The Leftovers on HBO, which marks his return to TV almost four years after the end of Lost. “I think that when you slow the conveyer belt down, Lucy and Ethel, the quality control goes up,” he added. 2014 Winter TCA Tour - Day 1“[Leftovers] is a grower not a shower — not to compare it to an erect penis but the metaphor is apt,” the Lost co-creator half-joked. “The beauty of working with HBO is they say how much story do you got?” he said, adding that frees him from filling “weeks of episodes that are not essential.” Leftovers co-scribe Tom Perrotta and star Justin Theroux joined the showrunner onstage in Pasadena. HBO picked up The Leftovers up for series last September.

Leftovers is written by Lindelof and Perrotta based on the latter’s 2011 bestseller. With a pilot directed by Peter Berg, the 10-episode drama looks at the world three years after the Rapture took 2% of the world’s population and some of the unchosen left behind — though the salvation may not have actually occurred. “The show is really focused on showing these people’s lives in motion not delivering tremendous amounts of exposition,” said Lindelof. “One of the things I love about Tom’s book and the show in general is it is not necessarily for everyone.” Lindelof waved off comparisons to CBS’ summer series Under The Dome – but he did take a mock swipe at it. “The Leftovers will answer what the dome is in our second episode just to f*ck them,” he said laughing. Read More »

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Damon Lindelof’s ‘The Leftovers’ Gets Series Order At HBO

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 2:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In his follow-up to Lost, Damon Lindelof has received a 10-episode series pickup by HBO for drama pilot The Leftovers, which was directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book and toplined by Justin Theroux, the project takes place after the Rapture happens, but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut — and a world that never will be the same. Warner Bros TV, where Lindelof and his Adventure Corps are under a rich overall deal, is producing in what marks the studio’s first series for HBO. The Leftovers, Lindelof’s first TV project after Lost, had a smooth sailing through development at HBO, where it was originally set up last summer, through pilot to a series order. Read More »

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‘Elementary’ Adds Rhys Ifans As Sherlock’s Brother, ‘Leftovers’ Casts Chris Zylka

By | Wednesday June 26, 2013 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man) has been cast in the recurring role of Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft Holmes, in the upcoming second season of CBS’ drama series Elementary. He will make his debut in the season premiere, which will be shot on location in London. In the episode, Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) is called to London to revisit an old case, where he is forced to face his brother. Although the siblings suffered a drastic falling-out a few years earlier, Mycroft allows Sherlock and Joan (Lucy Liu) to stay in his new home, 221B Baker Street. With Joan in the middle, the brothers are forced to confront their very complicated history. Read More »

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Amy Brenneman To Co-Star In HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 25, 2013 @ 5:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Private Practice and Judging Amy alumna Amy Brenneman has joined the cast of Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Also cast as a regular in the project, based on Tom Perrotta’s book, is Emily Meade (Gimme Shelter). The Leftovers takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to and centers on chief of police Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux). Brenneman, repped by CAA and Mosaic, will play Laurie, a woman who has left her entire life behind to join a mysterious cult. Meade, repped by Innovative and Authentic talent, plays Amy, an uninhibited high school student who seemingly takes the apocalypse in stride. Cast as a guest star/recurring in the pilot is Jake Robinson (The Carrie Diaries), who plays the guy we all wish we were in High School.

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Charlie & Max Carver Join HBO’s ‘Leftovers’

By | Monday June 24, 2013 @ 8:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Carver and Max Carver, who played the Scavo twins on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, have been cast as regulars  in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Based on Tom Perrotta’s book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to and centers on chief of police Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux). The Carver brothers will play happy-go-lucky identical twins Scott (Charlie) and Adam (Max) Frost, friends of Garvey’s daughter, whose laid-back demeanor brings levity to a dark world. Charlie, repped by Main Title and TalentWorks, and Max, repped by Rebel Entertainment and Sweeney Management, are recurring on MTV’s Teen Wolf.

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Liv Tyler To Co-Star In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 2:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Liv Tyler is set to co-star opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Tyler, repped by UTA and Untitled, will play Meg, a young woman on the verge of getting married, but needing an escape. As a result, she becomes a target for recruitment by members of an enigmatic cult. This marks the first TV gig for feature actress Tyler, whose film credits include the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and The Incredible Hulk. She recently wrapped indies Space Station 76 and Jamie Marks Is Dead and wrote an etiquette book with her grandmother, which will be published by Random House this fall.

Related: Michael Gaston Cast In HBO’s ‘Leftovers’

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Quartet Cast In Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Monday June 10, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd (Compliance), former Dr. Who Christopher Eccleston and Amanda Warren (The Closer) are set to star opposite Justin Theroux in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s 2011 book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Coon will play Nora Durst, a wife and mother who is suddenly neither. Dowd, repped by Innovative, will play Patti Levin, leader of the local chapter of the Guilty Remnant, an organization that is somewhere between a cult and a movement. Eccleston, will play Matt Jamison, former Reverend and current editor of his self-published tabloid. Warren, repped by MJ Management and Geoff Oblath, plays Lucy Warburton, Mapleton’s take-no-prisoners mayor. Theroux plays the chief of police. Coon, repped by Gersh, New Wave and Peikoff Mahan, was nominated for a Tony this year for Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. This marks the first U.S. regular series role for Eccleston, repped by U.K.’s Independent and Principal Entertainment, who previously recurred … Read More »

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Justin Theroux To Topline Damon Lindelof’s HBO Pilot ‘The Leftovers’

By | Tuesday June 4, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Justin Theroux is set as the lead in Damon Lindelof’s HBO drama pilot The Leftovers, directed by Peter Berg. Co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s 2011 book, the project takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it’s supposed to. It is the story of the people who didn’t make the cut… and a world that will never be the same. Theroux will play chief of police Kevin Garvey, a father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion. Warner Bros. TV is producing, with Lindelof serving as executive producer/showrunner and Perrotta, Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, Berg and Sarah Aubrey also executive producing. This marks actor-writer Theroux’s return to HBO where he did arcs on Sex And The City and Six Feet Under and most recently the comedy pilot Documental, which he wrote, directed and starred in. He is with CAA.

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