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Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Jumps in Time

Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Jumps in Time

If you haven’t already heard the news: season 5 will be Boardwalk Empire’s finale season. It’s sad to leave people and places that you’ve come to love and expect to visit each fall but as we know: all good things come to an end, eventually. The latest on the upcoming season comes from long-time HBO actor Michael K. Williams aka Chalky White. At a press event for his upcoming film The Purge: Anarchy Michael was inevitably asked about Boardwalk Empire.  David Crow from Den of Geek gets the hat tip for receiving this answer from MKW in reply to his query: “The storyline has jumped seven years [into the future],...

HBO Submits Game of Thrones Emmy Names

HBO Submits Game of Thrones Emmy Names

Those of us who follow television news closely are also tasked with keeping tags on all of the awards that get thrown around this industry. There are a lot of behind the scenes politics, backroom dealings and personal biases that keep a show like Game of Thrones from being awarded top prizes. Some have even accused the show of having been snubbed. But this season of Game of Thrones may be different. Internally the show is being called the best season ever and if ratings are any indication: it is. With all of the great work being done on the show perhaps the problem is often that it’s tough to place all of that awesomeness onto one...

HBO’s Programming President Comments on American Gods and Aronofski Series

HBO’s Programming President Comments on American Gods and Aronofski Series

When we first heard that Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was being considered as an HBO series we, like many other fans we ecstatic.  This author even went so far as to pick up the novel and give it a read in anticipation. But months later after musings from the author hismself and several reports that the series was, in fact moving forward we got the news that American Gods would not be an HBO series in the end. This week Vulture published a “party chat” with HBO’s President of Programming, Michael Lombardo where he commented on the cancellation: Vulture: I was sad when HBO lost the option on American Gods.  Michael...

Season 4 Finale to be Longest, Best Episode Yet

Season 4 Finale to be Longest, Best Episode Yet

UPDATE:  We want to remind viewers that, with an encore presentation of the finale airing immediately after the initial viewing, Last Week with John Oliver will air at 11:30PM instead of its normal 11PM time slot. We’d also like to report on how the show runners have said they feel about this finale.  Speaking with ET writers/producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss said: “It’s the best finale we’ve ever done, bar none.  The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi—all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we’ve produced. We’re immensely...

Stephen Hawking to Appear on John Oliver

Stephen Hawking to Appear on John Oliver

John Oliver has been in the driver’s seat of his new HBO show for almost two months now and all signs point to a successful launch of Last Week Tonight. Ratings have held steady around one million viewers each week, which is about right for his 11PM time slot on HBO’s air. This week though, fans of the sciences will appreciate Sunday’s guest: cosmologist, author and revered scientist Stephen Hawking will be on the program! No word on what he’ll be doing, whether it’s a skit, gag or an actual interview but we’re hoping for a bit of substance from the visit at some point. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver...

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