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    HBO has given a series order for a weekly late-night show from comedian and writer Sam Jay (“Saturday Night Live”) and executive producer Prentice Penny (“Insecure”). The series will debut in 2021 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. The logline: The Untitled Sam Jay Project will be a weekly 30-minute […]

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    HBO Renews ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ for Two Additional Seasons

    HBO has issued a two-season renewal to weekly late night political talker “Real Time With Bill Maher,” taking it through 2022. “For 18 seasons, Bill Maher and the talented team at ‘Real Time’ have given audiences an unparalleled platform for debate, comedy, and social discourse,” said Nina Rosenstein, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “We’re so happy […]

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    HBO Renews ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ for Three Additional Seasons

    HBO has ordered three new seasons of talker “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” taking it through 10 seasons 2023. Debuting in April 2014, “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events, but on a weekly basis. “Last Week Tonight,” which airs Sundays at 11 p.m. ET, is currently […]

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    HBO to Develop Drama ‘Sphere’

    HBO is developing a new drama based on the book “Sphere” from “Westworld” executive Denise Thé at the helm. Described as an epic undersea adventure in the spirit of Jules Verne, “Sphere” follows a group of scientists who are sent to inspect a mysterious alien craft at the bottom of the ocean. Once there, however, the intellectuals are […]

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    HBO and Sky Order Comedy Horror Series ‘The Baby’

    HBO and UK production company Sky are working together in the co-production of “The Baby.” The upcoming eight-episode series is described as a darkly comic horror series co-created by Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer.  The logline: When 38-year-old Natasha is unexpectedly landed with a baby, her life of doing what she wants, when she wants, […]

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    HBO Announces Documentary ‘The Lady and the Dale’

    HBO Documentary Films and producers Mark and Jay Duplass are currently in production on “The Lady and the Dale,”  a documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur. The film traces the story of Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. As […]

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    HBO Renews ‘Perry Mason’ for Season Two

    HBO has greenlit the reboot of “Perry Mason,” starring Matthew Rhys, for a second season, with an unconfirmed number of new episodes for 2021. Debuting on June 21, the legal drama follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason.  “Perry Mason” also features John Lithgow, Tatiana Maslany, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, […]

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    HBO Orders Comedy ‘Somebody Somewhere’

    HBO has greenlit comedy “Somebody Somewhere” starring and executive produced by Bridget Everett (“Patti Cake$”). The logline: Inspired by the life of comedian and singer Bridget Everett, Sam (played by Everett) is a true Kansan on the surface, but, beneath it all, struggles to fit the hometown mold. As she grapples with loss and acceptance, singing […]

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    HBO Cancels Dark Comedy ‘Run’

    HBO has opted against a second season of dark comedy “Run,” which followed a woman whose humdrum life is thrown upside down when she receives a text from her college sweetheart inviting her to drop everything and meet him in New York to fulfill the pact they made 17 years previously. It starred Merrit Wever, […]

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