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HUNG, BLOOD & ENTOURAGE And Announces Start Date For The SEINFELD-Reunion Season Of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM!!

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HBO announced at its Thursday Television Critics Association event that all components of its current Sunday-night line-up – “True Blood,” “Entourage” and “Hung” – are getting additional seasons. In addition, the first of many HBO press releases issued Thursday indicates the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which reunites the four stars of Larry David’s old sitcom “Seinfeld,” launches in September. Oh, and HBO2 is running the second season of a Spanish-language Argentinean detective drama. Look! Press releases!
For Immediate Release CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM LAUNCHES SEVENTH SEASON SEPT. 20 ON HBO LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2009 – HBO’s hit comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, executive produced by and starring Larry David, kicks off its ten-episode seventh season SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by the debut of the new comedy series “Bored to Death.” CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM stars “Seinfeld” co-creator David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. Featuring real-life celebrities playing themselves, the episodes are improvised by the actors. The series also stars Cheryl Hines as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin as David’s manager Jeff and Susie Essman as Jeff’s wife Susie. The new season finds Larry continuing to cope with the aftermath of Cheryl’s departure, even as his life remains intertwined with the Black family. Guest stars this season include series veterans Ted Danson, Bob Einstein, Vivica A. Fox, Richard Lewis, Rosie O’Donnell, J.B. Smoove and Mary Steenburgen, plus Sharon Lawrence, Catherine O’Hara, Meg Ryan, Elisabeth Shue, Christian Slater, Sherry Stringfield and the stars of “Seinfeld” – Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards. The sixth season of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM inspired more critical raves, with the Hollywood Reporter calling the show “the most perfectly plotted comedy on TV” and “constantly funny,” while the San Francisco Chronicle hailed it as “brilliant” and “ingeniously hilarious.” The Washington Post described the series as “insane and hilarious” and TV Guide termed it “excruciatingly funny.” Completing its sixth season of ten episodes in November 2007 (with 60 episodes to date), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM was nominated for four Emmys® last year, including Outstanding Comedy Series. It won the Golden Globe in the Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy category in 2002. In 2003, Robert B. Weide won a directing Emmy® for his work on the series. The series has also received awards from the Writers Guild of America , Directors Guild of America, Banff Television Festival, American Film Institute and Monte Carlo Television Festival, among others. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM is executive produced by Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Gavin Polone, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Tim Gibbons and Erin O’Malley.
NEW HBO COMEDY SERIES BORED TO DEATH, CREATED BY JONATHAN AMES , DEBUTS SEPT. 20 -------- Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson And Zach Galifianakis Star -------- LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2009 – Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He’s just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can’t write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies – moonlighting as a private detective – because he wants to be a hero and a man of action. The offbeat comedy series BORED TO DEATH kicks off its eight-episode first season SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other half-hour episodes debuting on subsequent Sundays at the same time. Created by Jonathan Ames (author of several books, including the acclaimed graphic novel “The Alcoholic”), the show follows the misadventures of a fictional Jonathan Ames as he pursues his quixotic dream of emulating his heroes from classic private detective novels. BORED TO DEATH stars Jason Schwartzman (“The Darjeeling Limited”) as Jonathan Ames; Ted Danson (“Damages,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) as George Christopher, a high-profile magazine editor and Jonathan’s boss; and Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) as comic book illustrator Ray Hueston, Jonathan’s confidant. Guest stars on the first season include Olivia Thirlby, Heather Burns, Kirsten Wiig, Parker Posey, Bebe Neuwirth, Oliver Platt, Patton Oswalt and John Hodgman. Mixing noir mystery and neurotic humor, BORED TO DEATH opens with Jonathan’s girlfriend, Suzanne (Olivia Thirlby), moving out of their apartment in Brooklyn , on the grounds that Jonathan devotes too much time to smoking pot and drinking white wine instead of focusing on his writing and their relationship. As Jonathan returns to his empty apartment, a neighbor who witnessed the parting suggests he look for a rebound date on Craigslist. After sifting through his abundant supply of noir suspense novels, Jonathan idly decides to offer his services as a private detective on the site instead. As responses to Jonathan’s Craigslist post roll in, he begins taking cases – and usually finds himself injecting his own personal problems into his client’s situation. Jonathan’s needy boss, magazine editor George Christopher, frequently interferes with his newfound career, forcing him to work his cases in increasingly ludicrous ways. Jonathan also meets regularly with his best friend Ray, a struggling graphic artist who does his best to advise him, but can barely keep his own life together. Jonathan Ames (executive producer, writer) is the author of eight books, including the graphic novel “The Alcoholic” (illustrated by Dean Haspiel), “I Pass Like Night,” “The Extra Man,” “What’s Not to Love?,” “Wake Up, Sir!” and “I Love You More Than You Know.” His new book, “The Double Life Is Twice as Good,” was published this month. Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ames adapted “The Extra Man” for the screen. To be released in 2010, the film was directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Katie Holmes. Jason Schwartzman’s numerous feature films include “Rushmore,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “Bewitched,” “Marie Antoinette,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” and the upcoming Judd Apatow comedy “Funny People.” In addition to starring in BORED TO DEATH, he performs the show’s opening theme, which he co-wrote with Jonathan Ames. Ted Danson has starred in a number of hit TV series, including “Cheers” and “Damages,” and has made frequent appearances on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” including the series’ new season, which kicks off the same night as the debut of BORED TO DEATH. Among his feature films are “Three Men and a Baby,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Body Heat” and “Made in America .” Zach Galifianakis’ credits include the films “The Hangover,” “Into the Wild,” “Out Cold” and “G-Force,” as well as such TV series as “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “ Reno 911!” He currently has a web series on the website “Funny or Die” entitled “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” where he conducts “interviews” with celebrities. BORED TO DEATH was created by Jonathan Ames; executive producers, Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis, Dave Becky and Troy Miller; co-executive producer, Tracey Baird; producers, Mark Baker and Anna Dokoza; directors, Alan Taylor, Paul Feig, Nicole Holofcener, Michael Lehmann, Adam Bernstein, and Tucker Gates; writers, Jonathan Ames, Donick Carey, Martin Gero and Samantha McIntyre.
EMMY® WINNER WANDA SYKES RETURNS TO HBO FOR HER SECOND STAND-UP COMEDY SPECIAL ON THE NETWORK, DEBUTING IN OCTOBER LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2009 – Longtime HBO favorite Wanda Sykes will return for her second solo special on the network, it was announced today by Nancy Geller, senior vice president, HBO Entertainment. To be taped before a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington , D.C. this August for October debut, the special will features the outspoken comic performing material featured in her current national stand-up tour. “Wanda Sykes is one of the sharpest, smartest comics around, and we can’t wait to hear what she has to say in this provocative new special,” noted Geller. Sykes has been an HBO mainstay for many years. The Emmy®-nominated “Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired,” her first solo special on the network, debuted in 2006. As one of the writers on “The Chris Rock Show,” she shared a 1997 Emmy® for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program and also won Emmys® in 2002 and 2004 for her humorous commentaries on “Inside the NFL.” In addition, she has appeared frequently on Larry David’s hit HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and will be featured on the new season of the show, which kicks off Sept. 20. Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “25 Funniest People in America ,” Sykes recently hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, and will launch her own late-night network show this fall. Her film credits include “Evan Almighty,” “My Super Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Barnyard,” “Over the Hedge,” “Monster-In-Law,” “Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps,” “Down to Earth” and “Pootie Tang.” Sykes starred and produced the series “Wanda at Large” and “Wanda Does It,” and is a regular on the comedy series “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Her first book, “Yeah, I Said It,” was published In 2004. The executive producers of the new special are Liz Stanton and Wanda Sykes; director, Beth McCarthy Miller.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SUSPENSE SERIES EPITAFIOS KICKS OFF SECOND SEASON SEPT. 22 ON HBO2 LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2009 – Detectives Renzo Marquez (Julio Chávez) and Marina Segal (Cecilia Roth) team up to track another killer when season two of the critically acclaimed suspense series EPITAFIOS debuts on HBO2 this September. Written by twin brothers Walter Slavich and Marcelo Slavich, the 13-episode second season, presented in Spanish with English subtitles, debuts TUESDAY, SEPT. 22 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT) on HBO2, followed by other episodes on subsequent Tuesdays at the same time. Episodes will debut without English subtitles on HBO Latino starting FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m.), and will also be available on HBO On Demand in Spanish with English subtitles. EPITAFIOS is a presentation of HBO Latino. Filmed in Buenos Aires , Argentina , the second season finds the detectives on the trail of a killer who replicates previous slayings as if they were works of art, capturing the crimes for posterity in photo sequences. Cast regulars for season two include: Julio Chávez as Renzo Márquez; Cecilia Roth as Marina Segal; Leonardo Sbaraglia as the murderer; Daniel Fanego as Mazzoni; Alejandro Awada as XL; Natalia Lobo as Gabriela Friedman; Villanueva Cosse as Marcos Márquez; Nahuel Perez Biscayart as Pablo; and Carlos Belloso as Díaz. Making its U.S. premiere on HBO Latino in 2005 and its HBO Signature debut in 2006, the 13-episode first season of EPITAFIOS received critical raves. The New York Times called it “super-addictive” and “hard to resist,” while Entertainment Weekly put season one on its “must list,” describing the show as a “superb Argentinean TV series.” The Miami Herald called EPITAFIOS “so damn good” and the Wall Street Journal hailed it as “bloody good.” Season one of EPITAFIOS was HBO Latin America’s first fictional dramatic series written and filmed in Latin America, by Latin Americans, and for the Latin American audience. A suspense story inside a love story, the show was presented in Spanish with English subtitles and made its TV premiere on HBO Latin America in 2004. Also filmed in Buenos Aires, the first season followed the cat-and-mouse game between a morose police detective (Julio Chávez) looking for a reason to live and a psychotic serial killer (Antonio Birabent) bent on revenge. Leading directly into the season two premiere, an encore presentation of season one of EPITAFIOS began airing on HBO Latino in Spanish on Friday, June 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m.), with other episodes airing on subsequent Fridays at the same time, and on HBO2 with English subtitles on Saturday, June 20 (11:00 p.m.-midnight), with other episodes airing on subsequent Saturdays at the same time. In addition, season one will also be available on HBO On Demand (subtitled in English) beginning in August. EPITAFIOS is written by Walter Slavich and Marcelo Slavich; directed by Alberto Lecchi and Daniel Barone; executive producers, Adrián Suar, Fernando Blanco, Luis F. Peraza and Robert Rios; producer, Diego Andrasnik; directors of photography, Guillermo Zappino and Miguel Abal; editors, Alejandro Alem and Alejandro Parysow; production director, Victor Tevah; music, Ivan Wyszogrod; art direction, Horacio Pigozzi; sound direction, Aníbal Giral and Adrían de Michele. Launched in 1991, HBO2 spotlights HBO’s award-winning original programming, blockbuster films and exclusive documentaries. HBO2 is available in nearly all homes that receive HBO. HBO Latin America, the first Spanish-language premium entertainment service available in the South America, Central America, Mexico/Caribbean Basin region, is a 24-hour service offering movies – most subtitled – as well as sports, music and family programs designed to appeal to the Latin American viewer. Launched in 1991, HBO Latin America is a partnership of HBO, Sony and Ole Communications, Inc.
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  • July 30, 2009, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by Mockingbuddha

    chance at a Futurama talkback ever?

  • July 30, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Remember that one with the bees?

    by Mockingbuddha

    That was freaky. And then they sang, Don't Worry, Bee Happy! And Billy West was all, "I need you to wake up!" Heart wrenching!

  • July 30, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    How about the one in the robot nut-house?

    by Mockingbuddha

    Watching Billy West try to survive the horrors of Robot therapy, whislt his "Best" friend John Dimaggio just goes about his business with no compassion at all? Very cool, and it kind of disturbed me. I don't think Spimps ever made me that uncomfortable, nor did the american version of the Office. Futurama is right up there with brit-Office and Venture Bros. At least it was.

  • July 30, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    I guess the only episode I don't just love

    by Mockingbuddha

    It the Slurm episode. It was kind of gross, I don't so much go for the gross out thing. This is sort of awesome here in this talkback, all alone, just talkbackin away for none to witness. ECHO! Echo...Echo...echo...cho...cho... I feel cold.

  • July 30, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Thanks Herc

    by Osiris3657

    I saw this posting and ordered it a few minutes later

  • July 31, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Ugh, would have been sooo good to pair Curb with...

    by DanielKurland

    Life and Times of Tim.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for Curb

    by Kobaal

    "Get yo ass out of my house, you fucking BITCH". :D<p> Probably the best comedy on TV right now, and one of the best ever.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:48 a.m. CST

    I hope they actually filmed the entire Seinfeld reunion episode!

    by Barry_Woodward

    I have a feeling Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld actually wrote the entire "Seinfeld" reunion script. Now I realize within the context of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" it's not absolutely necessary to film the entire thing but it seems like a shame for them to rebuild the sets, get everyone back and only shoot parts of it. I hope they went the extra mile and filmed the entire thing. They could show it on HBO right after the season finale and then release it on DVD/Blu-Ray.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Futurama what?

    by Abhimanyu

    The subject line is herc vault Futurama sale something. Is that done?

  • July 31, 2009, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Hasn't ENTOURAGE already been renewed for 67 more seasons?

    by brokentusk

    ENTOURAGE, or as I like to call it: LOOK HOW GOOD OUR LIFE IS: THE SERIES.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by Demerson

    No Game of Thrones announcements? What a crock of shit!

  • July 31, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Herc needs 3 more followers

    by buffywrestling

    Even if you think he watches too much reality TV... <p> Even if you think he's an ass for not setting up a talkback for a TV show that you want... <p> Even if you think he is a 14 year old girl who thinks Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the finest television show ever forged... <p> Get to know the "Shy Beatle" (aka Paul McCartney) of the AICN group & follow him on Twitter. <p> PS: Merrick is Pete Best. Mr.Beaks is Ringo.

  • July 31, 2009, 5:14 a.m. CST


    by Kobaal

    Seriously, I would wet myself if that were the case. Oh Lord.<p> BTW, any indication if they are finally switching to widescreen? Surely it can't be because of cost, Larry could pick up a couple of REDs with pocket change I imagine.

  • July 31, 2009, 6:02 a.m. CST

    CYE? Entourage? Really,HBO? These shows STILL on?

    by PennsyDeux

    Two shows that are long past their due dates, suck royally and hog too many undeserved Emmy nominations?

  • July 31, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Sept 20th couldn't come quicker!

    by H_woodExecMakingStupidDecisions

    that and True Blood being renewed. WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • July 31, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Hung is terrible

    by gooseud

    I gave it 3 episodes, which is 2 of the most boring hours of my life.

  • July 31, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    PennsyDeux, Dude Hollywood Blowjob shows.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Those shows exist to p[rove that Hollywood is palatable to normal people in Kansas. You know those non jewish working poor. <p> Dirt was a much truer representation of the Hollywood elite.

  • July 31, 2009, 7:20 a.m. CST

    gooseud, Because Hung evolves.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Hung has gotten better each episode. <p> I love the fat kids instead of the pencil thin Hwood conception of children. <p> The only part I can't understand is not focusing a bit on how fucking depressing and run down Detroit is.

  • July 31, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Uncle Leon!

    by Jor-El23


  • July 31, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Who watches HUNG?

    by ZoeFan

    The promos make me want to vomit.

  • July 31, 2009, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Oh boy!

    by BizarroJerry

    My turn to say "old news". Curb was announced to return on September 20th a coupla weeks ago.<p>Even worn out, past its welcome CYE is good CYE. I think having the Seinfeld people on is a good way to make this the last season. But I will be sorely disappointed if we don't get some kind of jokes about Michael Richards' "n-word" incident!

  • July 31, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    curb and awesome

    by StonedWriter88

    this is going to be the funniest show ever. i cant wait. seeing all the seinfeld people with the curb style. genius.

  • July 31, 2009, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Great news for TRUE BLOOD...The others? Enh.

    by SpyGuy

    TRUE BLOOD is just all kinds of crazy awesome and a welcome change from emo vampires that "sparkle" in sunlight instead of spontanteously combusting.

  • July 31, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Nothing on Big Love?

    by ReportAbuse


  • July 31, 2009, 8:37 a.m. CST

    typical episode of Entourage

    by TheManWhoCan

    "Hay Aquaman!""im working with James Cameron on Aquaman" "really James Cameron" "yes James Cameron" "on the new Aquaman movie" " wow James Cameron, really" "yes really, oh is that <insert random celebrity name here> with <insert another celebrity name here> "yes it is" "i met him/her at <insert yet another celebrity name here> pool party" "wow ,so hows the movie coming on?" "the aquaman movie being directed by James Cameron?" "yes the Aquaman mov........etc (then have the ACTUAL James Cameron show up playing HIMSELF!!! genius!!

  • July 31, 2009, 8:52 a.m. CST

    All I Give a Shit about re: HBO is

    by Itchy

    (a) Whos tits are we going to see in True Blood's upcoming episodes and (b) when the fuck is the Song of Ice and Fire series going to get fully picked up and aired ? Outside of that, I'm happy with just watching Sopranos reruns.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I LOVE Curb, but could do without...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...Rosie O’Donnell, Catherine O’Hara & Meg Ryan.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    MIchael Richards is still getting work?

    by Drunken Busboy

    Jesus what's a guy gotta do to get blackballed (no pun intended) lynch a guy?

  • July 31, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    Unless you know something I don't, and if you do please tell me, the "seinfeld" reunion means that the stars of Seinfeld will be playing themselves in the CYE world. <p> You're making it sound like as an episode of CYE Larry tries to write another Seinfeld ep. recreating the old series. If that's the case, let me know, I had no idea.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Jerry still living in the same apartment??

    by performingmonkey

    Surely he would have moved on by now... Something like 6 new Seinfeld episodes to end it all would be amazing, I think. The season 9 finale didn't really work for me.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    i watch hung...

    by JAMF

    just to see if any sexy ladies get their kit off (although i'm sure i read the the original idea on aicn months ago was 'poor man enters porn industry' not 'poor man becomes gigolo to fat twats and whiney bitches') the weird thing is that its a half hour show, which makes you think 'comedy' - but it aint funny! its a drama-esque mess that has lots of 'isnt the economy bad?' moments in it. i shall keep with it thoguh just to see how ridiculous tom jane gets. he really is awful.

  • July 31, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    that reminds me....

    by JAMF

    what is up with the son in hung? a disgusting osbourne-esque blob of faggotness. BLEUGH. to think that kid might be hung like his dad... BLEUGH.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    Epitafios returning is the best HBO news in a long time- you fools haven't a damn clue what you're missing.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:15 a.m. CST

    A title of "Bored to Death"

    by I am_NOTREAL

    Doesn't exactly make me want to watch. And "Entourage" was lined up nicely for a mercy killing, but they're bringing it back...I guess people aren't tired enough of it yet. More paychecks for Adrian Grenier.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Will Kramer get to say the N word

    by brodiebruce_405

    in Curb Your Enthusiasm?

  • July 31, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST

    No need to curb your enthusiasm...

    by Barry_Woodward

    "I started to think of different scenarios and how we could pull this off, and I called Jerry. And Jerry was game. And I said, 'Well, I'll call the others,' and I did. And we did it. So we're doing a 'Seinfeld' reunion show on 'Curb.' We're going to see writing. We'll see aspects of the read-through, parts of rehearsals. You'll see the show being filmed. And you'll see it on TV. You'll get an idea of what happened 11 years later. It will be incorporated into regular Curb episodes." - Larry David

  • July 31, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    funny how you say about Hung- "I gave it 3 episodes, which is 2 of the most boring hours of my life." considering that Hung is a half hour show. Try again.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by cocolopez

    looks like the FAIL is on me actually- just seeing now you said 2 hours - not 3. Oh well. I suck- what can I tell you.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Cockslap Fatties On Hung

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    It would be a better show if it was 30 minutes of a fat chick getting slapped in the face by a big dong.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    yay for true blood!

    by PixarsSUP

    great, fun show!

  • July 31, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    HBO is BACK bitches!

    by HoboCode

    Better fucking recognize.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by Nick91884

    The hung series premier was a 1 hour episode. plus 2 half hour regular season episodes = 2 hours.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    cocolopez, Epitafios ruled.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Glad to see it back. Very memorable quality show.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Larry David

    by Bass Ackwards

    Has the greatest job, 10 episodes a season that are largely improvised with year long (or longer) breaks in between. C'mon!

  • July 31, 2009, 11:50 a.m. CST

    More To Love crossover with Hung

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    The fat girls from More To Love should all be penis slapped with a massive prostetic dong. It will amuse me.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Entourage will hang on....

    by cookylamoo

    Until the three friends look like Sylvester Stallone's Entourage.

  • July 31, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    And speaking of shows on life support...

    by cookylamoo

    has anyone been watching Weeds this season? (I know it's Showtime) I remember when this show was actually funny.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Hung needs to get better or I'm out on it...

    by skycrapper

    There's only so much whisper talking on cell phones I can take. And bring on Game of Thrones Bitches!!!

  • July 31, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Lemme get this striaght...

    by Stalkeye

    That Black guy from Grey's anatomy gets canned and obviously Blacklisted for calling one of the cast members a faggot, yet Richards still gets work post his N*gger tirade. (which both slurs are uncalled for.They both should be blacklisted unless they do a PSA about tolerance.This further perpetuate that Hollywood is owned by Gays and Jews.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    I love this non-reunion reunion idea

    by bravogolfhotel

    NBC would throw stupid amounts of money at a full-blown SEINFELD reunion, but Larry David would rather work a mock-up of a reunion show into CURB because he doesn't give a fuck. It's fabulous.

  • July 31, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    ...instead of Deadwood, Rome and Carnivale

    by Mgmax

    I was thinking the other day when I saw Eastern Promises was on, how much somebody should do a Russian mafia Sopranos. Instead HBO will give us 18 more shows about Hollywood insiders, penises and therapy ("In Treatment: Like The Sopranos With the Boring Mafia Stuff Removed"). The Sopranos/Deadwood era will be a brief interlude between The Mind of the Married Man and Hung.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Hung has the as problem as the Riches

    by cookylamoo

    Interesting but not very engaging characters. You want to like them but they're just too fucking pathetic. Also, when did Anne Heche lose 90% of her sex appeal.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Q: "When did Anne Heche lose 90% of her sex appeal?"

    by brokentusk

    A: When she became a man.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Eastbound and Down?

    by BanditDarville

    I want Season 2 now!

  • July 31, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Can we get an OZ reunion on CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM?

    by brokentusk

    I'd pay to watch that.

  • July 31, 2009, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Life and Times of Tim

    by sn2214

    That was a great show but is it coming back for season 2???

  • July 31, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Michael Richards gotta eat!

    by oisin5199

    Somebody had to say it.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Mgmax, In Treatment

    by Rhuragh

    Mgmax, you have no fucking clue what you're talking about. Obviously In Treatment is JUST LIKE The Sopranos since there's a character in each show who's a therapist! Yes! Just like every show with a cop is AUTOMATICALLY like EVERY OTHER COP SHOW EVER. Law & Order == The Wire! Yes! You're so fucking retarded you shouldn't be allowed to speak. Why don't you try watching the Sophie or Jake & Amy episodes from season one, or April from season two, and THEN tell us how In Treatment is JUTST LIEK SORPRANSOS DUR HUR HUR HUR. Fucking idiot. <BR><BR>Having said that, I'm really disappointed that there was no news here about In Treatment being renewed. I know that BeTipul (the Israeli series In Treatment is based on) only ran for two seasons, so if they do continue it, they'll be charting new territory. I still really want to see more of the outstanding acting and characterizations on this show though. I hope the characters are a bit more likable like they were in the first season though. Other than April (and I didn't really like her, just didn't dislike her like the others), I hated pretty much all of the patients in the second series (and before you think I'm contradicting myself, there's a difference between liking, or disliking, the characters and thinking that they're very real, well-written characters).

  • July 31, 2009, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Rhuragh: agreed, In Treatment is great drama

    by growltiger

    The acting is great. It takes some work on the part of the viewer to get on side with the characters because their weaknesses and personal issues are so palpable.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by PinkFloyd7

    True Blood is a great show. Entourage and Hung both suck donkey dicks.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by HapaPapa72

    Is gonna start looking like Scott Baio is 45 And Has Sushi Poisoning pretty soon. I love me some Carla Gugino, but even she couldn't get me to watch this show. Yay True Blood.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    And that's exactly what makes it so great! We get such an intimate view of the characters that EVERYTHING from the writing to the way the actor plays the part has to be ABSOLUTELY perfect, otherwise it wouldn't feel real.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by cookylamoo

    But you pussies couldn't handle real comedy.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST


    by Rhuragh

    Comedy is for plebs.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Well, Louie gave you more laughs than "Hung".

    by cookylamoo

    Just sayin'.

  • July 31, 2009, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Futurama cast signs back on for new season!!!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Check it out:

  • July 31, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Curb has about 2 yuks per episode...

    by banditmania's not as great as the media claims.

  • July 31, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I liked True Blood's first season, but season 2 is lightyears be

    by Rev. Slappy

    Season 2 is fantastic.

  • July 31, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    HBO just can't seem to get great series anymore.

    by Ash Talon

    I'll only watch True Blood if nothing else is on. I don't care about anything going on in it. It seems almost juvenile. Like a CW show with blood and tits. <p> Curb Your Enthusiam still has some goodness in it. But the cleverness is wearing off. Still better than any sitcom on the networks. <P> Entourage and Hung have the same problem....who cares about the characters? They're lame. Entourage because the characters just aren't interesting. There's no real conflict on the show. As soon as there is, it's resolved within an episode or two. <p> Hung is boring, since it's characters are just too pathetic. There's nothing appealing about the main character. Nothing. <p> Bored to Death sounds like a show I was developing years ago. Although, this sounds far more gimmicky. It'll all depend on Schwartzman. However, I don't think he can sustain a show. He'll grow very tiresome after a few episodes. <p> Too bad we never got more Deadwood or Rome. I could get into those shows. The new obsession seems to center around a taboo subject instead of interesting angle.

  • July 31, 2009, 6:36 p.m. CST


    by photoboy

    Sorry, I've tried to get into it but it's the most dull thing I've seen in years. Is it ever going to get funny? That's great news on True Blood, it's been almost perfect this season aside from the very noticeable lack of nudity from any of the main female cast members...

  • July 31, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Hung is life-sapping awful

    by bierce

    As I watched Jane go from his miserable life as a coach to his even more miserable life as a prostitute, I finally asked myself why am I making my life more miserable by watching this show?

  • July 31, 2009, 8:32 p.m. CST

    It's all good today...

    by workshed

    no one died and my two fave shows are returning with their cast intact. And, to top it all, last night's 'Burn Notice' was a cracker.

  • July 31, 2009, 8:55 p.m. CST

    The True Blood renewal

    by I am_NOTREAL

    was hardly suspenseful, as it's getting its best ratings now with people still climbing aboard. I like it, even though the writing could be tightened up a lot. I recorded the first episode of Hung but haven't watched, that's probably gonna get deleted. And Entourage...well, it's dead, Jim, but as long as people watch, I guess they'll keep trotting it out there. And I would, too, if I were an HBO executive, so what can I say? I'm sure I'll watch to the end for Piven, the random interesting cameos, and occasional tits.

  • July 31, 2009, 11:33 p.m. CST

    HUNG deserves another season, you fat dweebs

    by ChoclateWoman

    Tom jane is ALL man, and there's nothing quite like an interesting discussion on GIANT WANG. Gets me off good. Most of you sissy dickless tubby balls of jello hate it because it reminds you off how you lost your virginity to the family cat, because all the girls laughed at how small your penis was. So stop hating a show about a REAL man because of your own personal penis insecurities. HUNG is the bomb, yo.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    HBO has the balls to mention POOTIE TANG in their PR!

    by YackBacker

    Holy mother of fuck that cracks me up.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    "The Alcoholic" was an awesome book

    by exyle

    Bored to death might be watchable

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:55 a.m. CST

    I had no idea it was a Seinfeld continuation!...

    by DanielKurland

    I as well just thought it was the actors returning. That is fucking marvelous though that we'll actually be getting a Seinfeld sequel/follow up. That that is the plot of the season.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST

    In Treatment better return!...

    by DanielKurland

    It is so good. I read a major factor in getting a season 3 is that the writers need to be paid in full, since they're no longer adapting the original series. I think that is nuts though that they were only being paid scale for seasons one and two, the writing is great. Also, I'm loving Weeds' season 4/5 direction. Yes, it's much more serious, but I'm enjoying it. What I DO think is funny though is the show isn't even about drugs anymore. It seems like the Silas medicinal marijuana store plot is only in there due to the show's name.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, noon CST

    Did anyone else notice in Hung's second episode...

    by DanielKurland

    Where Tom Jane says "I just want my kids back"?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I don't see how Curb CAN'T comment on Richards....

    by DanielKurland

    Larry is LIVING with a family of black people.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Hung vs Californicaton

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    It's as if HBO and Showtime were playing poker, and HBO said "I'll see your show about a guy who gets lots of pussy and raise you a show about a guy with a huge dick who gets a lot of pussy"

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 8:52 p.m. CST

    "Russian Mafia" Sopranos would fucking rule!

    by TheWaqman

    OMG. That needs to happen, now! I also thought that when I saw "Eastern Promises", in which Viggo and Cassell are so badass. True Blood is a fun show, but other than that HBO has been fucking boring. I'm hoping Game of Thrones will fill the gap that Rome left, oh how epic and entertaining Rome was. I'm a huge LOTR fan so I'm excited that Bean is cast in it. But knowing HBO, it will get cancelled due to expense, and we'll have to live with 10 more cheap looking boring ass so-called "character studies".

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    If there is any justice, and Michael Richards is capable of not taking himself so seriously, then the racist rant will be acknowledged. Something tells me Larry David would never pass up this opportunity, but Richards might be too sensitive. All they have to do is have Kramer come over to visit Larry's house, and then have Leon open the door = moment of glorious awkwardness. This has the potential to be the best season of the entire series.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hung is not realistic is it?

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    How did that tiny red head girl manage to take all of that huge dong in her twat without screaming bloody murder? I can see the fat chick taking a foot long up the cunt and loving it, but that skinny hen must of had her cervix busted out.

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Curb sounds...

    by Talkbacker with no name

    pretty pretty pretty good

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Whats the deal with Michael Richards?

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    Jerry saying "Stop laughing, it isn't funny" on Letterman was funnier then the Seinfeld series finale.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    Herc, you need True Blood talkbacks

    by kesoze4

    Not sure if you've been watching it or not, but Season 2 has gotten stellar. Find room in your heart for more than one show where a brooding vampire dude is in love with a blonde human with special powers.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    True Blood is definitely the shit!

    by turketron_2

    The first season dragged at times but it still entertained. Season 2 is GREAT though, as you've got multiple plot threads that were building in the first 5 episodes that then started to weave together in the 6th. Haven't watched yesterday's episode yet, but I'm looking forward to it!

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    turketron_2...last night's True Blood

    by Philvis

    It was VERY good. A lot is definitely going on and it is going to be interesting to see how it turns out. I am really starting to like Sam a lot more after yesterday's episode. True Blood is definitely the best thing on at the moment.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    True Blood

    by Blast_Hardcheese

    I always thought the show was crap until now. It still is, but Godric is an interesting character. He has been alive for 2000 years, this would make a great backdrop for a series. Like Highlander the series only hes been around for longer with better flashbacks.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by grendel69

    Entourage has run its course. This season has been the worst,by far! And True Blood seems to have finallly hit its stride. The best episodes of the show have been in the past few weeks. Hung sucks. Jane is entertaining in the part, but the show is just boring and uninteresting.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I love many HBO shows

    by Beezbo

    But "Hung" just plain sucks. They took a potentially funny concept and just went nowhere with it. Used to love "Entourage" but it has run it's course. Curb sounds like it will be great (loved the last season).

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I saw "Bored to Death"

    by Beezbo

    It's ok, with Schwartzman doing his usual shtick. I think Showtime was considering it last year (I think I saw it in the winter). I have to believe it got picked up by HBO because of Zack from "The Hangover".

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Jane Adams has past her peak of cuteness.

    by cookylamoo

    Thomas Jane may be long but he only looks to be four foot tall. And why does every episode spend ten minutes on Anne Heche's character? A woman without appeal or eyebrows.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Entourage has really toned down the homophobia.

    by cookylamoo

    Now I kind of miss it.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Anna Paquin

    by salinger_jd

    I want to fuck her until my prostate cramps up. That is all.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by RedJester

    1. Jane Adams never had a peak of cuteness because Jane Adams was never cute. Solid actress though. 2. Thomas Jane is virtually a six footer, not tall but no midget either. And 3. Anne Heche's character is actually one of my favorite parts of the show; I wish she received more screen time rather than less.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by RedJester

    Agreed ;)

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    nvr bothered....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    w/ 'Hung' because the concept sounded too fucking simple, even for HBO. Entourage has lost its touch, just nvr watched Tru Blood although I heard nothing but great things. Will Michael Richards be strapped as he films his reunion scenes?

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Anna Paquin....

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    nuff said.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    True Blood is a really fun show...

    by TheWaqman

    it's the only one I'm enjoying at the moment. Seriously TV has once again become a bore. Now that BSG is done and there are no new dramas that look interesting at all. I can't wait for Game of Thrones to end this dullness. Jason Stackhouse is hilarious, and Eric is a fairly entertaining character. As usual Sookie's the only one that annoys me most of the time.

  • Aug. 3, 2009, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Hung isn't so bad....

    by TheWaqman

    sometimes it is dull and quite depressing. Sometimes it's alright. Not worth sticking with so far though. Also those kids make me want to puke.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 1:51 a.m. CST

    True Blood is HBO's only decent show.

    by AnnoyYou

    It's not great, but it is entertaining, and certainly better than Ball's dead-boring, pretentiously profound Six Feet Under. As for the other renewals, Hung is also dead boring and annoyingly obvious (yes, ha ha, the wan nerdy "pimp" and the befuddled suburban loser "stud," truly droll, yuk yuk), and Entourage is long past its prime if it ever had one to begin with. The Schwartzman series looks mildly interesting, although I wish it didn't take place in *Brooklyn," which is such lazy shorthand for "edgy," "quirky" and "hip." Bleh.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Whatever, SFU rocked!! Screw the naysayers

    by RedJester

    And True Blood does deserve its own talkback...

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Just watched Sunday's True Blood *spoilers*

    by turketron_2

    Great episode. Has Andy Belfleur(sp?) grown on anyone else but me? The guy just seemed like a dick police officer in the first season but now I get a kick out of just about every line he says, whether it's PIIIGGG!!! Or when he confronted the diner patrons, telling the one lady, "stay away from me zombie-woman!" I liked the twist with *spoilers* the boyfriend of the vampire being the betrayer. Also, I'm guessing the murder of the shapeshifter chick somehow gets blamed on Sam! The lock-in should be interesting!

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Hung needs

    by Creative1

    More sex. Less Kids. More reaction shots when people see Tom Jane's cock. We're not seeing it so have no idea how HUNG he is. If every one that sees it has a "holy shit" reaction the viewer gets the point. That or just show us, and the boogie nights thing has been done before so don't wait until the last scene of the last episode or the last episode will be coming pretty quickly.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 2:30 p.m. CST

    What the f-ck did you think?

    by JuntMonkey

    How the f-ck did some of you not realize it was going to be a Seinfeld reunion? All 4 cast members coming back, and it's just for the hell of it? What would the storyline possibly be other than a Seinfeld reunion?

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 2:52 p.m. CST

    True Blood is full of potential.

    by I Hope You Die

    It's kind of scattershot. I like this season. The flashback on Eric was excellent. Eric could become a more interesting character than Bill Compton, who gets kind of whiny. The stuff at the Fellowship of the Sun was fairly entertaining. Everything happening back at Bon Temps is a mess, kind of like the end of the first season. Just too much going on. Too much weirdness. Too many orgies.

  • Aug. 4, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    There, I said it.

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    i think im going to order hbo for the first time

    by StonedWriter88

    i just cant imagine waiting for the dvd of the seinfeld curb season, plus bored to death with zach sounds decent, and eastbound and down is great too. good work hbo!

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Big Love is currently HBO's best......

    by NoCalFlicks

    While I do enjoy True Blood and Entourage, and Hung has done enough to keep my mildly interested, to me the real flagship of HBO right now is Big Love, which I know has been renewed for a 4th season. Also, lets not forget Showtime has been pretty good as well, Californication, Weeds(although this season has kinda been a downer with Nancy just becoming totally unlikeable), and the great Dexter!!!

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Oh and my biggest peeve about the "Sookie" character

    by NoCalFlicks

    I've never read the novels so I am not sure if her character on the show is good comparison to the novel, but I really can't stand Sookie anymore. When the series began she was portrayed as this naive, but open-minded southern chick, but as the series has worn on she has really become a self-righteous bitch.

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Bill Compton and Sookie Stackhouse get married!!!

    by RedJester

    In real life that is... Yay.

  • Aug. 5, 2009, 7:05 p.m. CST

    ^^Well Done^^

    by Creative1

    Nicely played Mr Moyer!