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Why This Weekend’s Real Must-See Series Is Not True Detective

Catastrophe is the premiere truly worth watching

After 15 months and thousands of memes, True Detective Season 2 finally premieres on Sunday. It would be nearly impossible for any show to live up to that level of…

Timothy Simons on How Veep's Political Fiascos Mirror Real-Life Scandals

And why he hits 'unfollow' on Twitter

Specs Age 36 Claim to fame Stars as Jonah Ryan on HBO's Veep (Season 4 finale airs June 14 at 9:30 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @timothycsimons What's the first information you consume in…

How Doug Ellin Turned Entourage Into the New Paragon of Product Placement

A seamless collaboration of brands and bros

For filmmaker Doug Ellin, who is as passionate about cars as he is movies, it was love at first sight. A few years ago, Ellin—creator of HBO's brilliant Hollywood send-up Entourage…

Multicultural Talent Is Surging on TV and Winning Mainstream Audiences

A long-awaited shift

Hardly anyone was more surprised than Dana Walden at the ratings surge Fox midseason entrant Empire enjoyed following its Jan. 7 debut. She expected a lift but not to the…

Comedian Rob Corddry Says Working at The Daily Show Sucked the Fun Out of News

But he still enjoys a good Twitter joke every now and then

Specs Age 44 Claim to fame Creator and star of the Emmy-winning Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital (Fridays at midnight); star of the upcoming HBO show Ballers (premieres June 21 at 10…

A Day After Their Season Premieres, HBO Renews Veep and Silicon Valley

Sunday night comedies get the green light

The day after the season premieres of Veep and Silicon Valley, HBO announced it's renewing the two Sunday night comedies for 2016. "Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I'm…

Study: Game of Thrones Leading the Charge for HBO Now Viewers

Consumption up 85 percent since stand-alone service was announced

Cutting the cord has created larger viewership numbers for HBO, according to a new study by Amobee Brand Intelligence. The digital marketing and data analytics firm said HBO consumption has…

Will the Game of Thrones Premiere Be Spoiled by Periscope Pirating?

It's never been easier to steal TV content

Game of Thrones fans are counting down the days until April 12, when HBO's fantasy drama returns for its fifth season. To tune in, they'll flip to HBO on TV,…

HBO Is Replying to 3-Year-Old Tweets From People Who Wanted HBO Now Back Then

Better late than never

A delayed response, but a welcome one. HBO has taken the time to reply to tweets from 2012 this week from people who wanted a standalone HBO subscription service back then—something…

Twitch, HBO Partner to Promote 'Silicon Valley'

Turning livestreaming into a marketing opportunity

Silicon Valley is hoping it can get tech and video game nerds to unite, with a little help from streaming video platform Twitch. To promote the second season of the HBO…

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