Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
All men must die, but some shows get to look Death straight in the eye and say “not today.” HBO has officially renewed Game of Thrones for season 7, to the surprise of absolutely no one. And while they were at it, the network went ahead and re-upped on Game of Thrones‘ usual Sunday night companions Veep and Silicon Valley as well. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
As we hurtle through what a lot of people believe to be the weirdest primary season ever, HBO’s Veep has its work cut out for it. Namely, is it even possible for this show to out-crazy the stuff going on in real life? Based on the first Veep season 5 trailer, the answer is a solid “maybe” — but we can rest assured the insults on this show will continue to be the most profanely poetic ones heard anywhere on television.
Veep picks up with the fallout from that season 4 cliffhanger, with Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) still struggling to hold on to power. Season 5 could be a huge turning point for Selina’s political career, but it’s a turning point for Veep too — this will be the first season without creator Armando Iannucci. Watch the Veep season 5 trailer after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Fred Topel
HBO’s sessions for the Television Critics Association began with a major Game of Thrones announcement. With fans in turmoil over the fate of Jon Snow for nearly a year now, HBO has confirmed that the sixth season will premiere on Sunday, April 24 at 9PM. Sunday night being HBO’s big original programming night, Game of Thrones season six’s premiere will be followed by the returns of Silicon Valley and Veep. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Selina Meyer’s presidency and Pied Piper may be in pretty precarious situations at the moment, but the shows about them are doing just fine. HBO has renewed both Veep and Silicon Valley, following their season premieres last night.
That’s the good news. The disappointing caveat is that when Veep returns next year, it’ll be without series creator Armando Iannucci. More details on the Veep and Silicon Valley renewals, and Iannucci’s departure, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The more things change, eh? Season 3 of Veep ended with a major step forward for Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), as the president’s resignation put her in the Oval Office. And the Season 4 trailer begins with her reveling in her new position of power — she’s like “a real-life Mariah Carey,” in the immortal words of Mike (Matt Walsh).
But it’s not long before she finds herself drowning in the same old bullshit: incompetent staff members, petty rivalries, broken equipment, and her own delusions of grandeur. Watch the Veep Season 4 trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Pack up your finest chainmail and broadswords, because we’re due for another trip to Westeros. HBO has announced a spring 2015 premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 5, as well as for Veep Season 4 and Silicon Valley Season 2.
Additionally, the premium cable network has just renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two more seasons, which will be the show’s 14th and 15th. More details on the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere date and Real Time with Bill Maher renewal after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.
On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by Angie Han
HBO couldn’t renew Game of Thrones fast enough, putting in an order for two more seasons just two days after the Season 4 premiere. Now it’s getting around to reupping the rest of its current Sunday night lineup as well.
The network has renewed half-hour satires Silicon Valley and Veep, for their second and fourth seasons, respectively. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 by Angie Han
By this point in the awards race, it’s usually pretty clear who the frontrunners are. Most of the guilds have already thrown their support behind a few favorite films, which typically then go on to fare well at the Academy Awards. Nevertheless, there were a couple of mild surprises when the WGA announced its 2014 Writers Guild Award winners this weekend.
In the original screenplay category, Spike Jonze beat out the likes of David O. Russell and Woody Allen to pick up a prize for Her. That bodes well for Jonze on Oscar night, as the list of Oscar nominees perfectly matched the list of WGA nominees this year. A more unexpected result is Billy Ray‘s adapted screenplay win for Captain Phillips, but that doesn’t really make him the Oscar favorite. He didn’t have to compete against 12 Years a Slave or Philomena, both of which were deemed ineligible for the WGAs. Hit the jump to see who else won in the film and TV categories.
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