or


[11/06/13 - 09:02 AM]
"Ja'mie: Private School Girl," New Comedy Series from Chris Lilley, Creator and Star of "Summer Heights High," Debuts Nov. 24 on HBO
The six-episode series features Lilley reprising said role from "Summer Heights High."

[via press release from HBO]

"JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL," NEW COMEDY SERIES FROM CHRIS LILLEY, CREATOR AND STAR OF "SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH," DEBUTS NOV. 24 ON HBO

It's the final months of high school for Ja'mie, who's back on the lush manicured lawns of Hillford Girls Grammar after the enduring the trials of Summer Heights High public school. But the "queen bee" isn't resting on her laurels - she's set her sights on winning the prestigious Hillford Medal given to the "Best Girl in Year 12." Meanwhile, Ja'mie must continue to meet the responsibilities that come with being the best-known and most-feared girl on campus, while juggling her academic and charity work, social life and family relationships.

From Australian sensation Chris Lilley, the six-episode comedy series JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL debuts SUNDAY, NOV. 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Lilley, who created and starred in the acclaimed series "Summer Heights High" and "Angry Boys," created, wrote and stars in the title role of this new series.

JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL is produced by Lilley and his producing partner, Laura Waters, who previously produced "Summer Heights High" (where the character of Ja'mie was introduced to HBO viewers) and "Angry Boys," and co-produced by HBO and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in association with the BBC.

Episodes include:

Episode #1

Debut: SUNDAY, NOV. 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 24 (12:30 a.m.), 26 (midnight), 28 (10:30 p.m.), 29 (midnight) and 30 (5:25 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 25 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (12:20 a.m.) and 30 (9:30 p.m.)

Ja'mie King (Chris Lilley) has big plans for her last three months as "queen bee" of Hillford Girls Grammar, setting her sights on winning both the prestigious Hillford Medal for the "Best Girl in Year 12" and snagging Mitchell (Lester Ellis Jr.), the best-looking new guy at nearby Kelton Boys Grammar.

Episode #2

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (12:30 a.m.), 3 (midnight), 5 (10:30 p.m.), 6 (11:00 p.m.) and 7 (2:45 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (9:00 p.m.), 4 (12:30 a.m.) and 7 (9:30 p.m.)

Ja'mie competes with a rival, Erin (Brodie Dare), and treats love interest Mitchell to a private dance performance.

Episode #3

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (12:30 a.m.), 10 (midnight), 12 (10:30 p.m.), 13 (11:00 p.m.) and 14 (1:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 9 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (11:15 p.m.) and 14 (9:30 p.m.)

Demonstrating Christian "charity" (a prerequisite for the Hillford Medal), Ja'mie arranges for Kwami (Albert Mambo) to move in with her family for a month, and takes things to the next level with Mitchell at her prefect party.

Episode #4

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 15 (12:30 a.m.), 17 (midnight), 19 (10:30 p.m.), 20 (11:15 p.m.) and 21 (2:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 16 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (12:05 a.m.) and 21 (9:30 p.m.)

Ja'mie falls into a depression after learning that Mitchell has been seeing her best friend, Madison (Georgie Jennings), but begins to plan her comeback.

Episode #5

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (12:30 a.m.), 24 (midnight), 26 (10:30 p.m.), 27 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (2:55 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (midnight) and 28 (9:30 p.m.)

Ja'mie returns to school sporting a new "rebel" image, but her reputation is tarnished by a salacious video jeopardizing her chances of winning the Hillford Medal.

Episode #6 (season finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (10:45-11:15 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 29 (1:00 a.m.) and 31 (12:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdate: Dec. 30 (9:00 p.m.)

Ja'mie steals the Presentation Day spotlight as her years at Hillford come to an end and she embarks on the next chapter of her life.

JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL has already sparked extensive critical praise in Australia, with the Australian saying the show has "blown the roof off the universe," and calling Chris Lilley "simply amazing."

"Summer Heights High," which debuted on HBO in Nov. 2008, took a humorous and brutally honest look at life in an average Australian public school, with Lilley playing all three lead roles. The show became the best-selling TV series on DVD in Australian history. Entertainment Weekly called it "brilliant," while the Wall Street Journal said that "the talent of Mr. Lilley, a brilliant mimic, is a divine salve," and TV Guide declared that the show "reaches new peaks of comedic ecstasy."

"Angry Boys," which debuted on HBO in Jan. 2012, looked at the lives of average boys and men, displaying their day-to-day interactions and struggles to fulfill their obligations to family and friends, with Lilley playing all six main characters. The San Francisco Chronicle said the show has "infectiously juvenile humor," while Bloomberg News noted that "its finely etched characters insinuate themselves into our affections."

For more on the series, visit facebook.com/HBO and twitter.com/HBO #PrivateSchoolGirl.

JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL was created and written by Chris Lilley; executive producers, Laura Waters and Chris Lilley; producers, Chris Lilley and Laura Waters; directed by Chris Lilley and Stuart McDonald.





  [november 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· ANGRY BOYS (HBO)
· JA'MIE: PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRL (HBO)
· SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH (HBO)









[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.