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Vice Almost Landed at 60 Minutes, But Chose HBO Digital news exec talks TV at PTTOW confab

Speaking today at the PTTOW conference in Los Angeles, Vice chief creative officer Eddy Moretti revealed that his media brand chose HBO over CBS in 2012 for a few four-lettered…

May 8, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Oregon Agency Responds to HBO Skit: 'Yes, John Oliver, We Are Stupid F*cking Idiots' North proudly defends its work

When John Oliver mercilessly skewers an ad because the taxpayer-funded product it promoted flopped, what's the agency that created the ad to do? One option would be to ignore it. Another…

May 2, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

Game of Thrones Sets Another Ratings Record 6.95 million viewers turn out for Sunday night’s episode

Whether they’re going up against zombies or dragons, the broadcast networks can’t seem to catch a break in the Sunday night 9 p.m. slot. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, last night’s…

April 28, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

Veep Star Reid Scott Uses Pinterest Like a Pro But only knows his way around L.A. thanks to Google Maps

Specs Who Reid Scott Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.); voices Turbo in the Netflix animated series Turbo FAST Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

April 25, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT

David Simon: HBO Would Pass on The Wire if I Pitched It Today Data would have done in the show

Despite being considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Wire probably would have died on the vine if creator David Simon were pitching the concept today.…

April 24, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

HBO Shows Including The Sopranos Coming to Amazon Prime Library content finally finds a non-authenticated home

Amazon has declared once again that it isn't kidding when it comes to fighting the streaming service wars: the company has signed an exclusive deal with HBO to distribute library…

April 23, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Salem Scares Up Big Numbers for WGN America First stab at scripted development draws a crowd Sunday night

The series premiere of WGN America’s first original scripted series, Salem, scared up some big numbers Sunday night, averaging 1.52 million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49. Per Nielsen,…

April 21, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT

F@¢K Yeah! HBO Renews Veep, Silicon Valley Quick pick-ups for foul-mouthed Sunday comedies

HBO has picked up its merrily profane Beltway comedy, Veep, for a fourth season, while locking in the newbie Mike Judge strip, Silicon Valley, for a second run.  Created by Armando…

April 21, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Watching Sex Scenes With Your Parents Is Weird, Says HBO With HBO Go, you don't have to

As someone who once, as a teenager, was watching this George Carlin bit when his parents walked into the room, I can appreciate SS+K's new HBO campaign, aimed at millennials,…

April 21, 2014, 1:06 PM EDT

Mad Men Drops in Season 7 Premiere Don's a real downer

AMC may have been hoping that the so-called “Netflix Effect” would boost the ratings for the Season 7 premiere of Mad Men, but in a highly competitive Sunday 10 p.m.…

April 14, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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