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Finally: HBO Will Be Available “Stand-Alone” Without a Cable Subscription in 2015

Finally: HBO Will Be Available “Stand-Alone” Without a Cable Subscription in 2015

Everyone hates the cable company. From the random fees for unknown services to the rate hikes that seem to happen every year– the cost of an HBO subscription has been much more than the $10-$20 price tag.  For those, known as “cord-cutters” HBO has been literally impossible to obtain legally without a cable package of some kind forcing many to turn to piracy. Today the future of television took one step forward as the rumblings of the past few months turned out to be true: HBO will be available as a stand-alone, Netflix-like service in 2015! HBO has been the profitable crown jewel in the portfolio of the mega-media...

What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014

What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014

Last month’s little tease phrase was preparing you for a RUSH and we were not referring to rustling fall leaves in cool breezes rushing by, but a rush of awesome HBO programming coming your way in October. This post will prove that is the case as we look ahead to all the series and specials coming to the premium network, its online site and even its sister channel, Cinemax. We are sure you will find something to make you think, laugh and cry as we offer What’s On: HBO Schedule For October 2014.    Originals: Only one dramatic series sits alone in October and it is the Emmy-winning drama series BOARDWALK EMPIRE which concludes its...

Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

Colin Farrel, Vince Vaughn Confirmed for True Detective Season 2

  UPDATE:   As of 09.22.14 we can update with the following scant but important information. HBO has confirmed that not only is Colin Farrell in Season Two, but that VINCE VAUGHN is also involved.  That information, plus brief character descriptions for both have been offered in this Press Release: The eight-episode hour-long drama is set to begin production later this fall in California.   Logline: Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.    The series is created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.   Justin Lin will direct the first two...

The Newsroom Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date

The Newsroom Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date

UPDATE: November 9th at 9PM is the official start date for The Newsroom Season 3! We’d been waiting and waiting for final confirmation of The Newsroom season 3 and a possible air date. HBO didn’t let us down this week as they revealed a NOVEMBER premiere window for the series. We predicted as much earlier today with this tweet: If we had to guess we’d bet on a The Newsroom Season 3 teaser with premiere date along with @TrueBloodHBO‘s finale tonight! — HBO Watch (@HBOWatch) August 25, 2014 In a teaser trailer that showed very little of the actual show an air date finall emerged. We expect it to air alongside Getting...

True Detective Season 2 Air Date Window Shifts

True Detective Season 2 Air Date Window Shifts

Many of you have been patiently waiting for news about the HBO 2014 sleeper hit True Detective. Ever since season 1 panned up into the stars and faded to black the biggest question on all of our minds has been “when will True Detective season 2 air?” Normally HBO is very consistent with their premiere dates. A series that premieres in the spring such as Game of Thrones will continue to air in subsequent springs each and every year. Many times we’ve even been able to predict the exact Sunday that an HBO series would premiere on well before they’ve made it official.  It’s like clockwork, in a way. But True...

True Blood Season 7 Series Finale: Thank You

True Blood Season 7 Series Finale: Thank You

Dear friends, readers, Truebies, haters, etc., welcome to the final review of the series finale of “True Blood.” We are honored to have you here. Through some special HBO Watch magic, we  – Rhiannon Kavity, Tamara “The Taminator” Winfrey, MJ Snow, and me, VL Vanderveer – were able to, as a group, give you our honest opinions of all that went down last night in Bon Temps. Are you ready? Let the magic begin. When “True Blood” first came on television in 2008, it was something very, very different than anyone had seen before. Around this time, Stephenie Meyer was just publishing Twilight, a four...

True Blood: “A Farewell to Bon Temps”

True Blood: “A Farewell to Bon Temps”

I’ve been watching True Blood since the day the pilot premiered. I remember seeing the preview, months before it actually aired, and vowing in that moment that I was going to become a dedicated Truebie. Years and some disastrous seasons later, that statement is still true. And despite the way the show has changed throughout the years, and the seasons that have fallen short of its initial greatness, I still find myself clinging to the hope that our final goodbye with the character we’ve grown to love will be as perfect as I’ve always imagined. “True Blood: A Farwell to Bon Temps” served as a reminder of all of the things that drew...

Game of Thrones Season 5, Season 6 Confirmed by HBO

Game of Thrones Season 5, Season 6 Confirmed by HBO

Send a raven! Send two ravens! Send all the ravens! HBO rocked the television world today with a revelation that Game of Thrones would continue at least through a sixth season! Okay, so maybe you aren’t totally surprised by this announcement but it’s good to know that your favorite show will be on for at least two years, right? It’s been speculated that Game of Thrones will need at least seven, if not eight seasons to complete the journey but we’ll probably have to wait to get real confirmation on that front. Here’s the official release: LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a...

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 Wing”), THE NEWSROOMfollows the members of a...

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 after a year that still sounds like a great...

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 by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy®-winning...

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 on everything from being a dwarf to Westerosian...

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