Togetherness Canceled

Even though HBO does a bang up job selecting original series that usually last a long time, sometimes the cable network just has to pull the plug for practical show business reasons. HBO has decided to cancel the series Togetherness, the family dramedy series created by Jay & Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis, after just two seasons on the network. Get details on the announcement of Togetherness canceled after the jump. Read More »

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Vinyl trailer

As a premium cable channel, HBO can show pretty much whatever the hell they want, and when it comes to their prestige dramas they rarely pass up an opportunity to do just that. Colorful curses? Great. Graphic, gory violence? Fantastic. Nudity? Yes please, and preferably while some esteemed British character actor is delivering a boring exposition dump.

But that’s not all HBO does. The network shows a very wide variety of programming, thank you very much. Why, just this winter, they’re premiering both Vinyl, which comes with all the usual trapping of an HBO prestige drama, and Sesame Street, which has none of them. And let’s not forget the new season of Togetherness, which earned tons of great buzz when it debuted last year. Watch trailers for all three shows — VinylSesame Street, and Togetherness — after the jump.
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Togetherness Season 2

In addition to the return of Girls early next year in February, HBO’s comedy series Togetherness is coming back for a second season. The show written, directed and executive produced by brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (Cyrus, Jeff Who Lives at Home) has been a critical darling for the cable network, and it also helps that the show is a hilarious and authentic portrayal of the struggles of both middle-age parents and single thirtysomethings.

Now the first Togetherness season 2 teaser has arrived with just a taste of what’s in store for stars Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, and Steve Zissis. Read More »

HBO Vinyl

Martin Scorsese‘s latest project is coming to a small screen near you. HBO has announced a 2016 premiere date for Vinyl, the retro sex-drugs-rock-n’-roll drama from Scorsese, Mick JaggerBoardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter. In addition, the network has also slotted return dates for Girls and Togetherness. Get Vinyl premiere date details and more after the jump.  Read More »

First episode of Togetherness

One of the new offerings on HBO is a show called Togetherness, which is written and directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The first episode of Togetherness introduce four troubled adults, and watches as they all begin to slide toward 40 and/or oblivion together. Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey play a married couple who have been together for a decade; Steve Zissis is his best friend and Amanda Peet is her sister. The four end up living under the same roof, and their proximity to one another makes their individual and collective shortcomings impossible to ignore.

The series premiered last night, but HBO has made the first episode available in full online. Along with that, you can check out a video of the Duplass brothers playing their own rendition of the old HBO theme song. Read More »

Togetherness

Brothers Jay and Mark Duplass have been apart more than not lately, with Jay killing it on Amazon’s Transparent and Mark doing the same on FXX’s The League. But come January, they’ll be re-teaming for a brand-new show on HBO called Togetherness.

The half-hour series centers around four people in their late 30s who all live under one roof. Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey play Brett and Michelle, a married couple struggling with parenthood, Steve Zissis is Brett’s underemployed best friend Alex, and Amanda Peet is Michelle’s free-spirited sister Tina. Watch the first Togetherness trailer after the jump.

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It’s been a few days since our last TV Bits (sorry!), so we have a ton of stuff to catch up on. After the jump:

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  • Jeffrey Wright will be a series regular on Boardwalk Empire
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  • Steven Soderbergh‘s Behind the Candelabra gets EW cover
  • Hannibal and Mad Men offer up not very revealing teasers
  • See character posters and an extended trailer for Game of Thrones
  • Peek behind the scenes of Breaking Bad‘s final season

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