HBO Outlines Future Slate at TCA

Yes, it is coming back for a third season…without a doubt.  But fans of biting drama True Blood will have to wait until the summer of 2010 for the next set of new episodes after the current season concludes. 

Elsewhere, the new season of Big Love opens in January and Curb Your Enthusiasm for season seven on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m.  Ten new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm have been ordered.  Half-hours Entourage and Hung will also be returning. 

Speaking on Curb Your Enthusiasm, the cast of Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards — will reunite on Curb Your Enthusiasm this season. Seinfeld will appear in five episodes, and the others potentially four (either all together or separate). But the season-finale will focus on the Seinfeld reunion.

Upcoming HBO sitcom Bored to Death, the story of a stagnant young writer who moonlights as a private detective, will kick-off on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9:30 p.m. (out of the aforementioned Curb Your Enthusiasm).  Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson lead the cast.
 
She may be heading to Fox for a Saturday late night talk/variety show, but comedian/sitcom star Wanda Sykes will return for her second solo special on HBO in October.  The special will be taped in front of a live audience at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. next month.  Robin Williams is also heading back to HBO in Robin Williams: Weapons of Self-Destruction, his first solo comedy event for the cable net in seven years.  It premieres on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m.  
 
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with The Cincinnati Bengals, the first sports-based reality series, will debut on HBO Sports on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. ET.  The season-finale is slated for Sept. 9.  
 
Spanish language suspense series Epitafios, which is filmed in Argentina, will return for season two on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 11 p.m. ET for the first of 13 new installments. Episodes without English subtitles will debut on HBO Latino beginning on Friday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m.
 
Finally, HBO has announced the following slate of documentaries:
 
Boy Interrupted (Monday, Aug. 3)
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (Monday, Aug. 10)
Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (Monday, August 17)
Which Way Home (Monday, Aug. 24)
Youth Knows No Pain (Monday, Aug. 31)
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant (Monday, Sept. 7)
Schmatta: Rags to Riches to Rags (Monday, Oct. 19)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (Tuesday, Nov. 3)
An Omar Broadway Film (December)
A Family is a Family is a Family: The Rosie O’Donnell Celebration (December)