Send the ravens: HBO just had a whole lot to say about ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

HBO hosted their Television Critics Association presentation yesterday and had some interesting things to say:

The Game of Thrones spinoff(s) will not debut until at least a year after the end of Game of Thrones. But we still don’t know when that will be, either in 2018 or, God forbid, 2019.

HBO insists that Confederate will be what “a modern-day institution of slavery” would look like, not Gone with the Wind fanfic. They also admit that they announced Confederate horribly. “If I had it to do over again, I would have the four producers sit with journalists. HBO’s mistake was [thinking] that we would be able to announce an idea that was so sensitive in a press release. … People don’t have the benefit of the context from the producers that we had.”

Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Lauren Graham, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad, Elizabeth Perkins, and Judge Judy are going to appear on Curb Your Enthusiasm this season. Also, Larry David called Donald Trump a “prick.” Accurate.

HBO is happy with the Deadwood script but are still working out budget issues.

HBO pulled the plug on that Jon Stewart animated series because animation is hard or something.

But! Jon Stewart is going to have a HBO stand-up special.

David Simon insists that his new porn drama, The Deuce, isn’t trafficking in misogyny. We’ll see.

HBO is producing a miniseries about Chernobyl that will star Jared Harris.

True Detective 3 hasn’t been greenlit … yet. But when it is, it will star Mahershala Ali.

The Duplass Brothers describe Room 104 as the “Tinder of television.” OK.

Literally the best thing you will read all day: the actor who plays Hot Pie on Game of Thrones opened an actual bakery and it is called “You Know Nothing, Jon Dough.” He makes direwolf cookies. <3

Dear TV Gods: I promise to not just watch, but blog all of Dancing with the Stars if they can land Sean Spicer. Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepl

Fox News used a quote from a New York Times story that they clearly did not read in a promo and then Trump tweeted about the promo because the relationship between Fox News and Donald Trump is just one giant human centipede.

Exhibit A: Trump and Scaramucci had dinner with Sean Hannity, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Bill Shine last night.

And when that story broke, Scaramucci had a COMPLETE AND UTTER MELTDOWN on CNN’s New Day this morning.


Chris Harrison plans to interview DeMario and Corinne together about what happened on Bachelor in Paradise. Oh.

We know what the first episode titles for American Horror Story: Cult are going to be. Episode one is called “Election Night,” and I am already terrified.

Also, this:

American Idol reportedly wants Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth to be judges.

Shooter’s season is going to be shorter thanks to Ryan Phillippe busting his leg.

Don’t count on seeing a series based on Citizen Kane anytime soon.

Larry David and Bernie Sanders are related in one of the least shocking things you’ll hear all day.

The most amazing thing about Cops reaching 1,000 episodes is that there have only been 1,000 episodes.

Get better soon, Ike Barinholtz, and don’t break your neck again, my goodness!

In Development


Casting News


June Foray, voice of Rocky on The Bullwinkle Show.


Love Connection: For the first time in Love Connection history, they make a same sex love connection! 8 p.m., Fox

Stephen King’s It: So scary even for a miniseries! 10 p.m., Spike

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Samantha Bee visits for a mini-Daily Show reunion. 10:30 p.m., CBS

Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Strahan, Jill Kargman, Slayer Late Night with Seth Meyers: Tyra Banks, Kyle Mooney, OneRepublic, Brad Wilk The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Samantha Bee, Gillian Jacobs, Spoon The Late Late Show with James Corden: Matt Bomer, Niecy Nash, Brendan Gleeson, Julia Michaels The Daily Show: Masha Gessen Watch What Happens Live: Matt Bomer, Abby Elliott

THURS 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Boy Band
Battle of the Network Stars
The Gong Show
CBS The Big Bang Theory
Kevin Can Wait
Big Brother
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Hooten and the Lady
FOX Beat Shazam
Love Connection
NBC America’s Got Talent
The Wall
The Night Shift

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