Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015
Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend's Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he's also up for that award and others at this coming weekend's Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile... [Read More]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver gets renewal by HBO for 3rd and 4th seasons
HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for its third and fourth seasons, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Consisting of 35 shows apiece, season three will run on HBO in 2016, to be followed by season four in 2017. “We are incredibly ... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Gets a Double Season Renewal from HBO
by Megh Wright Great news: HBO just announced that they've renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for a third and fourth season. Each season will consist of 35 episodes to run in 2016 and 2017. "We are incredibly proud to have John as part of the HBO family," said HBO president Michael Lombardo ... [Read More]
The next Entourage-like comedy is coming to HBO in the form of “Hyena”
The same producing team behind the wildly successful HBO hit Entourage has signed on to executive produce a new show that centers around the autobiographical story of a man in the entertainment industry. Entourage took inspiration from actor Mark Wahlberg’s stories of his early ... [Read More]
Mark Wahlberg and 'Entourage' Writers/Producers Developing a New HBO Comedy
by Megh Wright Mark Wahlberg and former Entourage writers/executive producers Ally Musika and Stephen Levinson are developing a new comedy for HBO. Deadline reports that the trio are working on a series called Hyena based on the autobiographical book by Sirius hip-hop radio host Jude Angelini. Like ... [Read More]
HBO Is Developing Supernatural Comedy 'Incurable'
by Megh Wright Not long after NBC ordered an adaptation of Australian supernatural comedy Strange Calls, HBO is getting in the supernatural comedy game too. THR reports the pay network is currently developing a series titled Incurable, which centers "on a support group for people with supernatural p... [Read More]
Walton Goggins and Shea Whigham Join Danny McBride's HBO Comedy 'Vice Principals'
by Megh Wright Last May, HBO ordered 18 episodes of a new comedy from Danny McBride and Jody Hill called Vice Principals, and today the network revealed two new cast members. According to Deadline, Justified and Sons of Anarchy alum Walton Goggins will star opposite Bride, while Boardwalk Empire's S... [Read More]
'Last Week Tonight' Takes on the Pharmaceutical Marketing Industry
by Megh Wright Last Week Tonight finally returned for its second season on HBO last night, and John Oliver got right to work by covering the many shady ways pharmaceutical companies market to doctors, from free lunches and trips to Hooters to hiring doctors as paid spokespeople called "thought leade... [Read More]
HBO’s “Silicon Valley” returns on April 12th, watch the new trailer now
First things first, if you haven’t watched the first season of HBO’s Silicon Valley you officially have until April 12th to catch up. Mike Judge’s sitcom skewing of the tech industry in San Francisco is brutally on point and funny as all hell. Season 2 begins on April 12th and the ... [Read More]
Check Out Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, and More in the 'Silicon Valley' Season 2 Trailer
by Megh Wright HBO's breakout comedy Silicon Valley is back for a second season this year, and the pay network just dropped the first trailer and premiere date. From T.J. Miller to Thomas Middleditch to Kumail Nanjiani to Martin Starr, the whole gang's back for a new batch of episodes on Sunday, Apr... [Read More]