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    HBO Max Orders Docuseries ‘The Ho’s’

    Upcoming streamer HBO Max has greenlit a docuseries from Lionsgate TV called “The Ho’s” (working title). The inaugural season of this comedic, full-hearted doc style series in the spirit of “Crazy Rich Asians” will include 8 thirty-minute episodes.   The logline: Led by patriarch Binh Ho and his wife, Hue Ho, the power couple immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with little money, relying on hard work to establish […]

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    HBO Max Acquires ‘Search Party’

    HBO Max has picked up TBS comedy “Search Party” beginning in 2020, with the third season moving to the upcoming digital streamer and a fourth season ordered. Debuting on TBS on Nov. 21, 2016, “Search Party” is about a group of privileged, self-absorbed twenty-somethings covering up a murder. It stars Alia Shawkat, Meredith Hagner, Brandon […]

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    HBO Max Teams With Ellen DeGeneres for Three New Series

    Upcoming digital streamer HBO Max has teamed up with Ellen DeGeneres, ordering three original shows straight to series: “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” “First Dates Hotel” and animated “Little Ellen,” as well as docu-series “Finding Einstein “in development. D  In “Ellen’s Home Design Challenge,” design aficionado DeGeneres is giving eight forward-thinking designers the chance to push their creativity to the limit. DeGeneres […]

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    HBO Max to Reboot Animated ‘The Boondocks’

    Putting my television historian hat on, the concept of the TV series reboot or revival (depending on how you want to refer to it) is nothing new. The first to my knowledge was a black and white sitcom called The Life of Riley. Jackie Gleason (pre-The Honeymooners) headlined this tale of a hardhat with a […]

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    HBO Max Orders Drama ‘Americanah’

    HBO Max has announced a straight-to-series order for drama “Americanah,” starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyono’o. Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name, “Americanah” is an epic story of a woman born in Nigeria who leaves for America and her extraordinary experiences with love, heartache, adversity and self-discovery.     “Americanah has sparked a cultural phenomenon […]

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    HBO Max Orders Unscripted Series ‘Legendary’ and ‘The Greatest Space’

    HBO Max, which is set to launch in the spring of 2020, has ordered non-scripted series “Legendary” and “The Greatest Space.” “Legendary” will feature divas as they battle on voguing teams called “houses,” with the chance to win a cash prize in ballsy fashion and dance challenges to ultimately achieve “Legendary” status. The logline: Voguing is […]

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