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Jon Stewart Is Doing Something He Hasn't in 21 Years

HBO announces new stand-up special from former 'Daily Show' host

(Newser) - Jon Stewart is bringing his comedy to HBO, the AP reports. The network announced Wednesday that Stewart will return to the network for his first stand-up special since 1996. Stewart is also set to host the Night of Too Many Stars tribute in November benefiting Next for Autism, which will... More »

Euron's Gift Revealed in Epic Game of Thrones Battle

All you need to know about episode 2 of season 7

(Newser) - Two down, five to go in this seventh season of Game of Thrones. "Stormborn's" final scene is a talker, but plenty went down before that. A spoiler-laden guide:
  • If you're looking for a recap, turn to NPR , which presents a lively play-by-play. (One of the characters merits
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Game of Thrones Creators Plan Controversial New Show

'Confederate' will exist in an America where slavery still exists

(Newser) - The showrunners behind Game of Thrones already have their next project lined up when the eighth and final season is over. (Season seven just began .) David Benioff and DB Weiss will stick with HBO for Confederate, which has a controversial premise. The show will explore what would have happened... More »

A Surprise Cameo on Game of Thrones Premiere

We're giving you your spoiler alert for Season 7 now

(Newser) - Winter has arrived in mid-July, which in Game of Thrones-speak means that the HBO show was back on the air Sunday night—and per the Los Angeles Times , the premiere of the seventh season "belonged to [the] women." Those women being Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen,... More »

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good News From HBO

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' is coming back Oct. 1 for its 9th season

(Newser) - Cue up the tuba and mandolin for a big announcement from HBO. Per the Hollywood Reporter , Larry David and the gang—including Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, and JB Smoove—will be back for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a full six years after the eighth season wrapped. The... More »

They Have a Hit HBO Show. It Could Land Them the Nobel

It revolves around 'middle-out' compression

(Newser) - It would certainly be a first: to create not just a hit HBO show, but to win a Nobel Prize in the process. It's apparently an actual possibility for Silicon Valley co-creator Mike Judge and showrunner Alec Berg. The detail comes from a New Yorker piece (as spotted by... More »

John Oliver Predicted He'd Get Sued, and He Was Right

Coal baron Robert E. Murray accuses show of character assassination

(Newser) - It didn't take long for coal baron Robert E. Murray to sue John Oliver: It was just days ago that Oliver ripped into the coal industry on Sunday's Last Week Tonight, and by Wednesday, Murray had filed a lawsuit against Oliver, the writers of the show, HBO, and... More »

Bill Maher Will Face Ice Cube on His Return

First episode back after controversy over racial slur

(Newser) - Bill Maher's first show in the wake of his n-word controversy will have an interesting guest: Ice Cube. Though Al Franken dropped out, Ice Cube says he'll be there for the June 9 episode, reports the Los Angeles Times . On his last show, Maher jokingly referred to himself... More »

HBO, Bill Maher Respond to Host's Use of Racial Slur

Maher 'very sorry' for comment HBO calls 'deeply offensive'

(Newser) - As the internet fills with calls for Bill Maher's firing, both HBO and Maher himself have responded to the controversy following the host's use of the N-word during Friday's episode of Real Time. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter , HBO calls Maher's comment "inexcusable... More »

2 HBO Shows Are Getting Renewed

Expect more 'Silicon Valley,' 'Veep' in 2018

(Newser) - Jon Stewart's animated shorts are out , but Veep and Silicon Valley are still in at HBO. The network has announced both Emmy-winning shows will be renewed for another season, with new episodes airing in 2018, reports Variety . All original cast members will return for Veep's seventh season, per... More »

Get Your Game of Thrones Fix With Brand-New Trailer

Winter may or may not have come, but the dragons have certainly arrived

(Newser) - Game of Thrones is (nearly) back, baby! Variety reports the first full trailer for the upcoming seventh season of the HBO hit was released Wednesday. It features everything you love about Thrones: Cersei smirking contemptuously, Daenerys talking about her right to rule, armies running at each other, and various Starks... More »

Nixed: Jon Stewart's Animated HBO Shorts

Project nixed after both parties agree it was more complicated than originally thought

(Newser) - For a year and a half, Jon Stewart has ostensibly been working behind the scenes to bring to life a series of digital animated shorts for HBO. But the New York Times reports the project has now been canceled after both parties agreed it was a lot tougher to pull... More »

8th Season May Not Be the End of Game of Thrones

HBO awaiting scripts for possible spinoffs

(Newser) - Fans of Game of Thrones may be able to breathe a sigh of relief . HBO—which will air the final season of the hit series next year—says it has enlisted four writers to produce scripts for possible GOT spinoffs, reports Variety . The writers have been given as much time... More »

Girls Gives Us an Atypical Series Finale

The episode's title is so literal, but says so much

(Newser) - What does Hannah Horvath, the "voice of a generation," have to say in the final episode of HBO's Girls, which aired Sunday night? Some of what you'd expect. (Stop here if you don't want spoilers.) The show's end introduces us to her newborn,... More »

How the 'Worst Pitch' Ever Became HBO's Girls

On the eve of the show's final season, the 'definitive backstory'

(Newser) - A one-and-a-half page pitch written by a 23-year-old that doesn't name a single character or even discuss plot. If that doesn't exactly sound like the genesis of an HBO hit, meet the exception. In what it touts as the "definitive backstory" of Lena Dunham's Girls on... More »

5 Reveals From Carrie Fisher- Debbie Reynolds Documentary

'Bright Lights' hits an emotional nerve

(Newser) - HBO's Carrie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds documentary premiered Saturday; People and Vanity Fair list some of the biggest reveals and emotional moments from Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds:
  • Their bond was incredibly close and complicated. Says Fisher at one point in the documentary, "I’m trying to
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Lena Dunham to Glamour: Thanks for Not Photoshopping

'Girls' creator talks body image

(Newser) - Lena Dunham appears on the cover of Glamour magazine's February issue with her Girls co-stars, wearing booty shorts, and she has something to say to the magazine for not Photoshopping her thighs to smooth perfection: thanks. "Here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms,... More »

Reynolds Once Worried She Wouldn't 'Survive' Losing Carrie

Meanwhile, a new documentary on the mother and daughter is set to air next year

(Newser) - Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds filmed a final love story before their deaths: their own. HBO's Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is "about both of them trying to stand upright, both having their frailties—age on the one hand, and mental illness on the other,... More »

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

Paste's list includes shows from just 5 networks

(Newser) - The best show on television is "a bold and artful exploration of faith, family, and our differing definitions of 'freedom,'" according to Paste magazine. The mag has compiled a list of the top 25 shows on TV this year, based on a poll of staff members... More »

New Elvis Film Includes Never-Before-Seen Footage

HBO is putting finishing touches on Presley project

(Newser) - America's got a new president on the way but there's only ever going to be one King—and his fans are in for a treat. HBO says a new documentary on Elvis Presley directed by Thom Zimny, maker of two acclaimed Bruce Springsteen films, is almost complete, Rolling ... More »

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