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'Sesame Street' Announces Deal With HBO For Next Five Seasons


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In a dramatic shake-up of children’s TV that’s bound to be divisive, eternal favourite ‘Sesame Street’ is being added to the roster of the HBO network alongside adult dramas like ‘Game of Thrones’. Who saw that coming?

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation behind the beloved children’s show, released a statement announcing the new deal with HBO on Thursday (August 13th). The next five seasons of ‘Sesame Street’, which has been airing for 45 years on PBS up until this point, will be aired first on the premium cable channel and its subscription streaming services.

Sesame Street'Sesame Street' founder Joan Ganz Cooney with some of the cast

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David Fincher's HBO Series 'Utopia' And 'Video Synchronicity' In Difficulties


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David Fincher’s relationship with HBO is on the ropes this summer, with news that both of his projects with the network are in trouble of some description. His ‘80s music video comedy was abruptly halted back in June, and now his re-make of ‘Utopia’ looks to be in financial difficulties.

Fincher, who was an executive producer on ‘House of Cards’ for Netflix, had been set to work on both projects in tandem a few months ago, but now the cable network HBO is trying to figure out how to move forward with his dramatic adaptation of ‘Utopia’ as well as salvaging ‘Video Synchronicity’, which has been out of production for nearly two months.

David FincherDavid Fincher's two HBO projects are currently being held up

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'Game Of Thrones' To Run For Three More Seasons, Claim HBO


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It’s just wrapped its fifth season, but ‘Game of Thrones’ fans will be pleased to know that their favourite show won’t be ending for a while yet. An HBO network executive has claimed that the medieval fantasy drama is likely to continue for a further three seasons.

Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, imparted on Thursday (July 30th) that executives are planning to run with ‘GoT’ for at least seven series, and will discuss with the show’s creators about how much longer they would like to go after that.

Game of ThronesHBO's 'Game of Thrones' is likely to run for three more seasons

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The HBO Series The Brink

Jazmyn Simon - The HBO Series The Brink - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th June 2015

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HBO and Maribeth Monroe
HBO and Mary Faber
HBO and Mary Faber
HBO and Mary Faber

HBO host a private screening of 'Nightingale'

Director, Elliott Lester, Jackie Gagne, HBO, Actor and David Oyelowo - HBO host a private screening of 'Nightingale' - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 28th May 2015

Director, Elliott Lester, Jackie Gagne, HBO, Actor and David Oyelowo
Jackie Gagne and HBO
Jackie Gagne and HBO

Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Team Up To Star In & Produce 'Big Little Lies'


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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star in and produce HBO's limited series, Big Little Lies. The series is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name. Writer David E. Kelley, who created such shows as Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, has written the screenplay for the upcoming series.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon will be starring and producing in Big Little Lies.

Read More: Reese Witherspoon Shares Picture With Her Daughter - Check Out The Remarkable Resemblance!

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Lena Dunham Floats Possibility Of A 'Girls' Movie - But Not For A While Yet!


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Lena Dunham has spoken of her desire to make a movie adaptation of ‘Girls’ – eventually. The comedic mastermind revealed that she has harboured the ambition for a while, but wouldn’t consider putting it into action for at least ten years after the series concludes.

The 28 year old was speaking to Variety about the success of the HBO series and what the future holds. “I have fantasies of us all coming back when we’re 40,” she admitted about her cast of twenty-somethings. “We’d want to wait long enough for something to have really gone down.”

Lena DunhamLena Dunham floated the possiblity of a 'Girls' movie - but not in the immediate future

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Time Warner And Dish Network Strike Deal To Make HBO Programming Available


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Media empire Time Warner Inc. and satellite TV network provider Dish Network Corp. have agreed a new distribution deal which will apparently include making HBO available through Dish’s new online TV streaming offering.

Those with Sling TV, which is Dish’s web TV service, will be able to subscribe to HBO for an extra $15 per month. However, newcomers will not be able to subscribe to HBO using this method unless they also purchase the existing $20 per month online service that already includes other Time Warner channels (like CNN, TBS and ESPN) and add the HBO subscription on top of it, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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HBO shows like 'Game of Thrones' are to be available for Dish Network subscribers very soon

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Robert Durst Admits, "I Killed Them All" During HBO Documentary


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Real estate heir and long-time murder suspect Robert Durst has been arrested after he appeared to admit to multiple killings for a HBO documentary series. Durst, 71, was arrested on Saturday after he inadvertently admitted to murder whilst shooting The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst.

Robert DurstRobert Durst [L] has been arrested after appearing to admit to murder during the filming of a HBO documentary [Getty/James Nielsen]

Durst was heard to say "What the hell did I do?...Killed them all of course" into a microphone that he erroneously assumed was turned off. 

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Showtime Gets Set To Follow In HBO's Footsteps With Online Streaming Service


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Showtime looks set to follow HBO into the world of online streaming, by soon offering customers a package similar to the newly announced HBO Now service. The news was announced by Leslie Moonves, the chief of Showtime's parent company CBS who told investors at a conference in Palm Beach, “the days of the 500 channel universe are over.”

Leslie MoonvesLeslie Moonves and his wife Julie Chen

According to Deadline, Moonves said the channel would announce a service “in the not-too-distant future,” and added he’s been having conversations with “the normal suspects” including cable and satellite distributors who were initially skeptical.

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You Can Now Own Awesome Props From HBO's 'Boardwalk Empire'!


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Ever wanted to own the iconic mask worn by Jack Huston's Richard Harrow in 'Boardwalk Empire'? What about the suit worn by Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson in the series' opening title sequence? Well, due to an auction currently run by Screenbid, you can own these very items as well as hundreds more like them.

'Boardwalk Empire' ran for five seasons between 2010 and 2014.
'Boardwalk Empire' ran for five seasons between 2010 and 2014.

'Boardwalk Empire' concluded its fifth and final series late last year, leaving HBO with a tone of props and costumes knocking around. Lucking, Screenbid was able to come to the rescue, offering to sell off the props and costumes from some of your favourite prohibition gangsters and bootleggers at an auction, running from 20th to 29th January 2015. 

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HBO Bill Clinton Documentary Stalled Following Rumoured Disagreements Between Clinton & Director Martin Scorsese


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A HBO documentary, directed by Martin Scorsese, about former US President Bill Clinton has stalled. Sources close to the project claim there have been disagreements between Scorsese and Clinton over control of content.

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Bill Clinton photographed in 2013 at a campaign event for President Obama.

Watch: Chelsea and Bill Clinton Speak During the 2014 Clinton Global Initative in New York.

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It's Time: 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 to Premiere on April 12


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Game of Thrones season five will premiere on HBO on April 12, the organization announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. An expanded cast has already been announced, including a slew of family members of Prince Oberyn, played by Pedro Pascal in season four.

Game of ThronesGame of Thrones will return for season 5 in April

The show's fourth season is up for Best TV Series Drama at the Golden Globes this weekend and was nominated for 14 Emmys this past summer, eventually coming away with the gongs for visual effects, makeup, costumes and art direction.

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HBO Planning 'Game Of Thrones' Preview In February


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It's a fair to say that pretty much everyone is familiar with 'Game of Thrones' at this point. It's had years of dominating the Emmy Awards ceremonies and has fired both the characters, stars and original author into being household names. So it stands to reason that faced with a nine-month wait between seasons, people are desperate to get back to Westeros as soon as possible. Luckily, a featurette is on its way to keep us going. 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau sitting upon The Iron Throne
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau sitting upon The Iron Throne

According to 'Game of Thrones' fansite, Winteriscoming.net, HBO has scheduled 'Game of Thrones: A Day In The Life' to be released on 8th February, appearing on both HBO's website and YouTube channel. But before people have a chance to see it, a little speculation is in order. Last year, preceding the fourth series, HBO released 'Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing' - half an hour of part recap, part teaser. It seems likely that something similar is inbound.

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'Boardwalk Empire' Team Reassembles for HBO Rock and Roll Series


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Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter are teaming up with Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger for a new untitled rock and roll series for HBO. The drama series will feature a cast including Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano and Olivia Wilde.

Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese will direct the pilot episode of the Rock and Roll series for HBO, whilst acting as executive producer

The press release reads: "Set in 1970's New York, the series will explore the drug and sex fueled music business as punk and disco were breaking out, all through the eyes of a record executive (Cannavale) trying to resurrect his label and find the next new sound."

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