We’ve updated our HBO Schedule to signify the series premiere of Girls taking the Sunday at 10:30 timeslot and beloved comedy Eastbound & Down going off the air for good. Earlier this month we outlined HBO’s April schedule but having watched last night’s major disply from HBO last night it has become even more clear that HBO will dominate Sunday evenings.
With Game of Thrones season 2 in full swing taking the 9P time slot for the next 7 weeks, Veep premiering next week at 10P and Girls at 10:30 even Mad Men can’t compete with HBO’s killer lineup. It remains to be seen what kind of audience Veep will draw and few have yet to review the pilot. But Girls on the other hand is proving to be a media darling with nearly ubiquitous praise for the new series.
As spring rolls on Game of Thrones will eventually play itself out (oh, the horror, the emptiness!) but that emptiness will be quiuckly filled by True Blood season 5 on June 10 followed by The Newsroom in the 10P time slot as Girls and Veep conclude their inagura seasons. It looks like HBO will be the premium cable network you can’t live without through the summer and even after that Boardwalk Empire season 3 premieres while Enlightened tries it’s hand at a second series.
HBO has traditionally dominated Sunday nights but I can’t recall a time where I was this excited about this many individual series. Thank god for DVR and HBOGo because I’m not sure I can fit them all in! And I might want to do something else on a Sunday night here in the next year, right? On the other hand– there’s no place I’d rather be than curled up on the couch with my lovely wife, our Shiba Inu and a nice glass (bottle) of red wine. Sunday nights belong to HBO.
Check out the latest image spot HBO ran last night. HBO knows how to make a trailer and I think this piece really highlights the value you get with an HBO subscription.