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HBO Cancels Looking, Plans Final Special Instead of Season 3

HBO Cancels Looking, Plans Final Special Instead of Season 3

Sad news for fans of HBO’s “Looking” which followed the lives of three gay men in San Francisco as they made their way through the modern world.  HBO has elected not to renew the show for what would be a third season. While HBO doesn’t normally make these decisions based on ratings, it probably played a role in Looking’s cancellation.  Only 240,000 viewers watched Looking this season, on average.  That’s below almost every series currently running on HBO’s air right now. “After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love...

HBO’s Cable-Free Streaming Service: “HBO Now”

HBO’s Cable-Free Streaming Service: “HBO Now”

UPDATE: The rumors are true!  HBO Now will debut with Apple TV/iOS devices exclusively at first, on or before April 12th.  And the price will be 14.99 for access to all of HBO’s shows from the past and HBO live.  Wow!  What a big day for the network and TV at large.  More to come. Will it branch out to all devices eventually?  Probably.  But we’ll have to wait and see who gets it and when.And here’s the presser: SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2015 – Home Box Office announced today the name of its standalone premium streaming service – HBO NOW – and that the service will launch this April, bringing the highly...

The Wire is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in 2015 (UPDATED)

The Wire is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray in 2015 (UPDATED)

Here we go!  HBO just released the first images of the set with additional details: Pre-order it here for $179.99. In the six years that have passed since the conclusion of the HBO® series The Wire,  the critically acclaimed drama has turned into a worldwide phenomenon that has been hailed as  “the best show in the history of television” by MSNBC. This summer, the series will make its highly anticipated debut on Blu-ray disc for the very first time.  The 20-disc box set featuring all 60 episodes of the hit series in a stunningly re-mastered 16×9 full-screen HD format is showcased with newly redesigned box art. The...

HBO Go Available on Playstation 4 Starting Today

HBO Go Available on Playstation 4 Starting Today

Wait, HBO go isn’t everywhere?  Well, it’s on iPhone, Android, Xbox, several types of smart TVs, iPad, desktop browsers and Roku just to name a few.  It’s even available on Playstation THREE right now.  But due to the complexity of writing such a beautiful app in several different coding languages, HBO go is only now releasing on Sony’s Playstation 4 game console TODAY. That’s right, go to your PS4 now and download this thing because it’s there for you.  Here’s a preview video celebrating the release:We keep a running list of all of the devices that we know HBO Go to work on so be sure to...

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

HBO is usually tight-lipped about their flagship series, Game of Thrones.  Only a premiere date and a trailer have been dropped thus far.  That’s why fans are excited over something as small as a poster!  Though, it is a nice looking poster, right?  Here it is:You probably already knew the date and time.  It was emblazoned onto your skull the moment you heard it.  Any clues to be gained from the poster?  Leave us a comment below with your theories. Game of Thrones premieres April 12th at 9PM on HBO, of...

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