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HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO ties Netflix for most Emmy wins, 23, on the strength of ‘Game of Thrones’

September 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, On Netflix, Television

LOS ANGELES — It was a nail-biter until the last award was won. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” captured the top honors in drama and comedy at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, while a tie between HBO and Netflix for most wins demonstrated ju...

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

HBO’s ‘Westworld’ to return for a third season

June 27, 2018


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Just a few weeks after its return, HBO has renewed its futuristic theme-park drama “Westworld” for a third season. The series explores Westworld, a Wild West-themed amusement park where artificial consciousness is a reality, giving life to mechanical beings. Hosts in the park live repeated narrative...

‘Game of Thrones’ won’t return until 2019, says Sophie Turner

‘Game of Thrones’ won’t return until 2019, says Sophie Turner

December 15, 2017


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By Kate Feldman New York Daily News (TNS) Winter is coming, but it may take a while. “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner revealed to Variety that the eighth and final season of the HBO show won’t air until 2019. Casey Bloys, president of programming for HBO, hinted at a delayed premiere in Ju...

Littlefinger tells all: Aidan Gillen says his ‘GOT’ character got just what he deserved

Littlefinger tells all: Aidan Gillen says his ‘GOT’ character got just what he deserved

August 31, 2017


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By Meredith Woerner Los Angeles Times (TNS) HBO’s juggernaut fantasy series “Game of Thrones” has had its fair share of memorable moments: the fiery birth of a trio of dragons, an army of the undead marching ceaselessly, a Red Wedding. So when the phrase “chaos is a ladder” becomes ca...

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

TV review: ‘Westworld’ on HBO is a real trip

September 29, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Television

By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) Westworld premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO. Westworld is a theme park where the very wealthy go to indulge their fantasies, which are either violent, sexual or both. The theme is the Wild West, and as far as patrons are concerned, when they step off that train, they step...

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

The first rule of HBO’s late-night comic host Bill Maher — there are no rules

June 3, 2016


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On a recent Friday afternoon in a bungalow on the CBS Television City lot, Bill Maher was leading a crowded meeting of writers and producers. In a few hours his late-night show “Real Time” would go live, and the cramped room — wall decorations included an ironically displayed Southern-pride fla...

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

Bryan Cranston talks about bringing LBJ to life in HBO’s ‘All the Way’

January 14, 2016


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (TNS) To prepare for his latest role, Bryan Cranston was in luck: He sort of looks like former President Lyndon B. Johnson. “Fortunately my own natural makeup is what every man hopes for — beady eyes and thin lips,” Cranston, the former “Breaking Bad...

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

April 9, 2015


Filed under Television

By Meg James Los Angeles Times (TNS) The long-anticipated unbundling of cable TV packages has begun. HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service, launched Tuesday morning on Apple products, HBO said. Separately, Cablevision’s Optimum Online customers also now have access to the subscription HBO service. The ...

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Jan. 26-Feb.1

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Jan. 26-Feb.1

January 23, 2014


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By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: THE 56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS — Yes, Jay Z leads the pack with nine nominations, but this is the one awards show where we care more about the performances than the trophies. And what a list of stars we have this year, including Katy Perry, T...

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