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True Detective Finale Extended to 90 Minutes

True Detective Finale Extended to 90 Minutes

The second season of HBO’s True Detective may have been a victim of high expectations. The first season was an overnight success breaking several “first season of a series” records for the Home Box Office. How could season 2 possibly live up to that? Well, in many critics opinions it hasn’t but HBO’s president cautions us to wait for the finale before passing final judgement: “I think you need to watch the entirety of it…I think the season’s ending is as satisfying as any series we’ve done.” But here’s the kicker: True Detective season 2’s finale will run 87 minutes! We could...

New Scorsese Series Will be Called Vinyl, Air in 2016

New Scorsese Series Will be Called Vinyl, Air in 2016

After almost a year of speculation and waiting we finally have a name for that long-awaited series coming from the team that brought us Boardwalk Empire.  ‘Vinyl’ is a drama created by Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese that follows the life and misadventures of a music producer in the 1970’s (Bobby Cannavale). The Emmy winning Cannaval isn’t alone in this sure-to-be-a-hit series– far from it. Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and several other faces you’ll probably recognize are part of Vinyl’s casting call. Not only has the name been a secret until now, the premiere date– hell, the premiere year...

HBO Confirms The Leftovers Season 2 Premiere Date

HBO Confirms The Leftovers Season 2 Premiere Date

Are you still hungry for another helping of leftovers? HBO is looking to serve up a freshly rebooted series to you on October 4th, 2015. Will we find out what The Departure really was this season? Almost certainly not but we can hope to get a few clues that, at the very least make us stop and think. HBOs fall schedule is looking a bit depressed at the moment. While there are a pair of mini-series and a few other smaller series, The Leftovers is actually the “biggest” launch we’ll see until 2016 after True Detective stops airing in two weeks. This is a departure from fall of 2014 where we still had The Newsroom and...

Game of Thrones Season 5 DVD, Blu-Ray & Streaming Release Dates Confirmed

Game of Thrones Season 5 DVD, Blu-Ray & Streaming Release Dates Confirmed

For the first time ever the digital version of a new season of Game of Thrones will be made available before the physical release! This adds to the many options for users who want to watch Game of Thrones online and allows fans to get their digital streaming fix sooner than ever. Game of Thrones in streaming form will be available on August 31st, 2015.   Here are the special features you’ll recieve when you purchase the digital versions of Game of Thrones season 5: Introduction to Dorne* – Visit the kingdom of Dorne in this special that delves inside the impressive realm and its many colorful characters, including Prince...

HBO Programs Receive 126 Emmy Nominations in 2015, The Most as Always

HBO Programs Receive 126 Emmy Nominations in 2015, The Most as Always

LOS ANGELES, July 16, 2015 – HBO received 126 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, for the upcoming 67th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles.             “Game of Thrones” led all nominees with 24 nominations, while “Olive Kitteridge” received 13 nominations, and “Bessie” received 12 nominations. HBO’s Emmy® nominations this year include: 24 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series...

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