We'd heard the rumor earlier, but didn't want to believe it for ourselves. HBO period drama 'Boardwalk Empire' will make the upcoming fifth season its final year, putting the last touches on the story of Steve Buscemi's Nucky Thompson, his associates, and organized crime from Atlantic City to Chicago.
Earlier today we learned from the HBO panel at the ongoing TCA press tour that in-development projects like 'Criminal Justice' and a 'Transporter' TV series had largely been stalled, but the premium cable network had nothing but good things to say about the futures of its current flagship hits, from 'Game of Thrones' to 'True Blood' and 'The Newsroom.' Less certain however, is the fate of Larry David's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'
HBO Sundays will get a bit more prestigious tonight with the debut of 'The Newsroom' season 2, but you needn't wait until the evening hours for one of the hottest previews of the fall! 'Boardwalk Empire' season 4 will pour out this September, and from the looks of the full trailer debuting on TV tonight, Nucky Thompson is in for his most dangerous year on the boardwalk yet.
As HBO prepares for the event of the year in next Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' finale, the premium cable network has mapped out the rest of its major tentpoles as well. The fourth season of 'Boardwalk Empire' will debut mid-September, while Danny McBride fan-favorite 'Eastbound & Down' will return for its final eight episodes a few weeks later. HBO also announce a premiere for Stephen Merchant's 'Hello Ladies,' but when can viewers get in on the action?
HBO's popular drama "Game of Thrones" featured a guest appearance from former president George W. Bush. Well, kind of...it wasn't really the former president: it was his head.
Mike Leach on HBO? It could happen. Would you watch?