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What’s On: HBO Schedule for April 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule for April 2014

We are heading into April and it is going to be HUGE! It is not only full of dragons and swords but also has a Kaiju and a VEEP. It is also bejeweled with Crystal, Silicon and Steel and a dose of High Hopes and VICE and that’s not all. Wait, enough of the corny play on words let’s get to the specifics of What’s On! Originals: April is the month for switching the lineup to its Spring programming. Both HBO and HBOWatch have been gearing up with promotional footage about the returning and new shows forthcoming. The biggest buzz, of course, has been all about GAME OF THRONES. The show...

True Detective Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

True Detective Season 2 Casting Rumors Start with Brad Pitt

The rumor mill is always a strong force in the entertainment business churning out ‘what if’ and ‘did you hear” all day long. Since TRUE DETECTIVE proved a success for HBO the rumor process now begins on what is in store for the inevitable second season. And the name Brad Pitt has been buzzed about. The British newspaper The Telegraph has stated that  - Brad Pitt Pitt’s name has “come up many times” with the show’s producers, and his involvement will hinge on what his other commitments are. Pitt has developed “tight relations with HBO.” Well, I...

Olivia Wilde Joins HBO Rock Series from Scorsese & Winter

Olivia Wilde Joins HBO Rock Series from Scorsese & Winter

Devastation.  This was how Boardwalk Empire fans felt when they heard that the series would end in 2014 with one, final season.  There’s no getting around it:  Sunday nights starting in the fall of 2015 may never be the same.  But what if I told you that the same team that brought you The Sopranos AND Boardwalk Empire were already hard at work on yet another sure-to-be-hit series on HBO? Renowned director Martin Scorsese and The Sopranos co-producer Terrance Winter will begin filming a new series about a Rock n’ Roll  executive named Richie (BWE’s Bobby...

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray, DVD Review

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray, DVD Review

Game of Thrones: The Complete Third Season will be available on February 18th on Blu-ray with HBO Select, DVD & Digital Download.  Pre-order your copy now for about $40 $30 on Amazon.   This box set is overflowing with exclusive bonus material including comprehensive guides, illustrated histories and an in-depth look at “The Rains of Castamere,” said to be one of the most discussed television episodes of 2013. I got to check it out a little early, so read on to find out all the details! In the third season of Game of Thrones, the battle between the Houses of the Seven...

The Newsroom Season 3 is Confirmed & Will be the Show’s Finale

The Newsroom Season 3 is Confirmed & Will be the Show’s Finale

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 – The Emmy-winning HBO drama series THE NEWSROOM will begin production on its third and final season this spring, with debut slated for fall, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.             “THE NEWSROOM is classic Aaron Sorkin – smart, riveting and thought-provoking,” said Lombardo. “I’m sure this farewell season will be one to remember.” Created by showrunner Aaron Sorkin (Oscar winner for writing “The Social Network,” executive producer and creator of the multiple Emmy winner “The West...

Cord-Cutters Rejoice! Comcast Offering Internet, Local TV Bundle that Includes HBOGo

Cord-Cutters Rejoice!  Comcast Offering Internet, Local TV Bundle that Includes HBOGo

You asked for it and it looks like HBO is going to deliver: through Comcast.  Many of you pledged that you’d pay 20, 30 even 50 dollars a month to be able to use HBOGo without having to subscribe to a costly recurring cable bill.  Today word is that Comcast is offering a bundle that will include 25Mbps internet, Comcast’s Streampix service and, you guessed it: HBO freaking Go!   See for yourself: Here’s another shot of the offer: How much, you ask?  How about 40 bucks for the first 12 months?  That sounds like a great deal to us!  Your bill goes to about 70 dollars...

Girls Season 3 Premiere Date Confirmed

Girls Season 3 Premiere Date Confirmed

HBO has just confirmed that January will be a huge month for the premium cable network.  Not only is True Detective, a new series along with Getting On, another new series premiering in that month.  We now know that GIRLS season 3 will also air on that date as well.  Here’s the press release  straight from the top: GIRLS returns for its third season immediately after the debut of TRUE DETECTIVE with a special presentation of two episodes back-to-back SUNDAY, JAN. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m.), on HBO, followed by other half-hour episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Created...

The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister Arrives in October

The Wit and Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister Arrives in October

So you’ve been watching Game of Thrones religiously through all three seasons.  You broke down and started reading the George RR Martin novels, even the Dunk and Egg prequels!  But now you’re lost.  With months until season 4 and a new book at least a year out, you need something to satisfy your craving. Well George Martin isn’t one to let his readers down (or is he?).  A new booklet titled: The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister is making its way to bookshelves everywhere on October 29th.  The booklet includes illustrations and quotes from Tyrion Lannister himself...

HBO: True Blood Season 7 Will Be Its Finale

HBO: True Blood Season 7 Will Be Its Finale

Well many of us thought this might happen!  True Blood has had a great run with millions of viewers tuning in every Sunday night these past 6 summers.  We know that many of you are saddened by this news and will likely be feeling rage, a sense of loss or maybe even betrayal.   True Blood has a longer than usual run on HBO.  And maybe we can all take solace in the fact that this might mean good things for the hopefully long-running Game of Thrones series and other potential HBO hits in the future.   Here’s the official word from HBO this morning: LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2013 – The...

Arnold Rothstein and the 1919 World Series Fix

Arnold Rothstein and the 1919 World Series Fix

In light of the massive player suspensions recently doled out by Major League Baseball, now seems like the most appropriate (or inappropriate?) time to talk about the great Arnold Rothstein.  Anyone who is a true fan of baseball knows the name Arnold Rothstein.  It exists as an anathema, one of the ultimate curse words.  Everyone knows he fixed (set up who would win the games before they were played) the outcome of the 1919 World Series, when the Chicago White Sox played the Cincinnati Reds; the White Sox – later nicknamed the Black Sox – threw the World Series and lost, and eight of...

First Teaser Trailer for GIRLS Season 3

First Teaser Trailer for GIRLS Season 3

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the set of HBO’s Girls. Last we heard there was a bit of trouble on the set but this trailer at least lets us know that the show must go on, of course! Prepare your millennial, 90′s grown body for the ultimate tease: Well it wasn’t much but at least we’re given a YEAR as a premiere date. We anticipate Q1 or early Q2 for the new season just as the last two have been so you won’t have to wait too long in 2014. The trailer also revealed a new “in production” page that seems to be up tonight. Right...

An Interview with the Brilliant Mr. Jim Piddock of “Family Tree”

An Interview with the Brilliant Mr. Jim Piddock of “Family Tree”

One of the most unique and original television shows to premier in the last decade has been Christopher Guest’s (This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show) new series “Family Tree.” Debuting on HBO on May 14, 2013, “Family Tree” is the story of how one man, Tom Chadwick (Chris O’Dowd), strives to learn more about his family and traces his genealogy from England back to America after losing his job and girlfriend. Along the eight-episode ride, we are introduced to his quirky sister Bea (Nina Conti) who lives with a monkey puppet on her hand (Conti also provides the...

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