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[01/14/17 - 09:01 AM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Winter 2017
The company recaps its plans for the year to come and beyond.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO/CINEMAX PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

DRAMA SERIES

THE YOUNG POPE: This ten-episode limited series tells the story of the beginning of Pius XIII's pontificate. Born Lenny Belardo, he is shrewd and naïve, ironic and pedantic, primeval and cutting-edge, doubting and resolute, melancholy and ruthless. The first American pope in history, Pius XIII tries to cross the endless river of human solitude to find a God he can give to mankind. And to himself. Jude Law stars in the title role; Diane Keaton stars as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City. A joint production of Sky, HBO and Canal +; Paolo Sorrentino directs. Debuts Jan. 15.

BIG LITTLE LIES: Based on Liane Moriarty's bestselling book of the same name, this subversive, darkly comedic drama tells the tale of three mothers of first-graders whose seemingly perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, Adam Scott, Zoë Kravitz, James Tupper and Jeffrey Nordling star. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from scripts by David E. Kelley; executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Nicole Kidman, Per Saari, David E. Kelley, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg; Barbara Hall and Liane Moriarty produce. The seven-episode limited drama series debuts Feb. 19.

THE LEFTOVERS: In an instant, 140 million people vanished from the face of the earth. The cause of that incredible event remains unknown, nor is there any indication that those gone will ever be seen or heard from again. This drama series follows the lives that were forever changed on Oct. 14, and those who were spared from the event that shook the world. In adapting Tom Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, season one explored the dynamics of one family, the Garveys, in the suburbs of New York. Continuing to focus on the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events, season two uprooted that family and introduced another, the Murphys, as the series ventured into the unexplored territory of Miracle, Texas. In the third season, those families come together as they desperately grasp for a system of belief to help better explain that which defies explanation. The world is crackling with the energy of something big about to happen, a corresponding bookend to the Sudden Departure that sent them all spinning years earlier, bringing their journey Down Under. Season three cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta; Lindelof serves as the series showrunner; executive produced by Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta, Mimi Leder, Tom Spezialy, Gene Kelly, Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey; produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Filmed on location in Texas and Australia. The eight-episode third and final season debuts in April.

GAME OF THRONES: Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy(R)-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the sixth season included Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce. Season six credits: executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin. Season seven debuts this summer.

THE DEUCE: This drama series follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world of midtown Manhattan. James Franco stars as real-life twin brothers who were players in the Times Square world and became fronts for mob control of the volatile and lucrative sex industry from its beginnings. Maggie Gyllenhaal also stars. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. The eight-episode season debuts this year.

WESTWORLD: This one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The season one cast included Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr. Season one credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, based on the film written by Michael Crichton. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk. Production companies, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show, which won the Critics' Choice Award for best drama series, has been renewed for a second season.

COMEDY SERIES

GIRLS: Created by and starring Lena Dunham, this Emmy(R)-winning series is a comic look at a group of girls in their 20s, who attempt to get closer to becoming the women they always envisioned - even as life sometimes gets in the way. Dunham executive produces along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan. The cast also includes Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. The show returns for its ten-episode sixth and final season Feb. 12.

CRASHING: Pete Holmes stars as an aspiring stand-up comic who discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to reevaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene. Holmes and Judd Apatow executive produce the show, which draws on Holmes' own experiences as a stand-up comic, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the unpredictable world of live comedy. The eight-episode season debuts Feb. 19.

ANIMALS.: Created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, this animated adult comedy series focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth's least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it's lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own. The second season debuts in March.

VEEP: This Emmy(R)-winning show stars Emmy(R) winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former Vice President Selina Meyer, who became president after her predecessor stepped down. The cast also includes Emmy(R) winner Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson and Hugh Laurie. Season five credits: Dave Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett executive produce. The show returns for its sixth season this year.

SILICON VALLEY: This Emmy(R)-winning series takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, it stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. Season three credits: Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally executive produce. Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky. The show returns for its fourth season this year.

VICE PRINCIPALS: From Danny McBride and Jody Hill, this dark comedy series tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the school administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Told over the course of a single school year, the first season took place during the fall, with the second and final season to cover the spring term. Joining McBride and Hill as executive producer and director is longtime collaborator David Gordon Green. The nine-episode second season debuts this year.

BALLERS: This series looks at the lives of former and current football players, following former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson), who has reinvented himself as a financial manager for current players in sunsoaked Miami. Season two credits: Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, Jazmyn Simon, London Brown, Arielle Kebbel, Dulé Hill, Richard Schiff and Andy Garcia also star. Created by Steve Levinson; executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Peter Berg, Evan Reilly, Rob Weiss, Julian Farino, Denis Biggs. The third season begins this year.

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: The Emmy(R)-winning series stars "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David as an over-the-top version of himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. The ninth season debuts this year.

DIVORCE: Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as an executive producer, this series follows Frances, a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart. The cast of season one also included Molly Shannon as Diane, Frances' high-strung friend, who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children; Talia Balsam as Dallas, Frances' close friend, who has been both widowed and divorced; Tracy Letts as Nick, Diane's husband; Sterling Jerins as Lila, Frances' and Robert's daughter; and Charlie Kilgore as Tom, their son. Season one credits: Series created by Sharon Horgan; executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan. The show has been renewed for a second season.

INSECURE: Starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, this comedy series follows the friendship of two black women as they deal with their own real-life flaws while attempting to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Season one credits: Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant. The show has been renewed for a second season.

HIGH MAINTENANCE: From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, the show provides a glimpse into the daily routines of a diverse group of New Yorkers and how they light things up. Ben Sinclair stars as "The Guy," a nameless pot deliveryman whose client base includes an eccentric group of characters with neuroses as diverse as the city. Season one credits: Produced by Janky Clown Productions; created and written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair; executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair. The series has been renewed for a second season.

BARRY: Bill Hader stars as a hitman who decides to become an actor and change his life. Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Glenn Fleshler, Anthony Carrigan and Henry Winkler also star. Created, executive produced and written by Bill Hader and Alec Berg. The eight-episode season debuts in 2018.

OTHER SERIES

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER: This Emmy(R)-nominated weekly live show is devoted to news and comedy, allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues. Editions debut Fridays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The 15th season begins Jan. 20.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER: The only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts, the Emmy(R)-winning show features Oliver's topical commentary on the previous week's events, as well as addressing broader issues. Editions debut Sundays at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The fourth season begins Feb. 12.

VICE: HBO partners with VICE on this innovative weekly news magazine show, hosted by VICE Media founder Shane Smith, covering the kinds of stories often overlooked by mainstream media outlets. The Emmy(R)-winning weekly series is executive produced by Bill Maher, Shane Smith, Eddy Moretti and Josh Tyrangiel, with CNN's Fareed Zakaria serving as consultant. The show returns for its fifth season Feb. 24.

VICE NEWS TONIGHT: This half-hour newscast is presented weeknights at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and is geared to viewers who want an alternative to daily broadcast news.

HBO FILMS

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS: Oprah Winfrey stars in this adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever. George C. Wolfe directs from his screenplay; Oprah Winfrey, Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi, Carla Gardini and Lydia Dean Pilcher executive produce. A Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Harpo Films and Cine Mosaic production. Debuts in April.

THE WIZARD OF LIES: Starring Robert De Niro, who also serves as an executive producer, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Bernie and Ruth Madoff, the film examines Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme - his deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier's wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight. Alessandro Nivola, Nathan Darrow, Kristen Connolly, Lily Rabe and Hank Azaria also star. Directed by Barry Levinson, who also serves as executive producer along with Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro, Berry Welsh and Tom Fontana; Jason Sosnoff co-executive produces. Produced by Joseph E. Iberti. The film was written by Sam Levinson and John Burnham Schwartz and Samuel Baum, based on the book "The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust," written by Diana B. Henriques. "Truth and Consequences," by Laurie Sandell, is additional source material. Debuts in May.

SPECIALS

JERROD CARMICHAEL: The hot comedy star returns to the network for his second HBO solo special. Debuts in March.

2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY: Taping April 7, this HBO special features some of the biggest names in music in celebratory reunions, moving tributes and heartfelt speeches from both presenters and inductees. This year's inductees include Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur and Yes. Debuts in May.

T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS: Taped at the Paramount Theater in Denver on a stop of his "The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour," the show features the "Silicon Valley" star in his first stand-up special on the network. Produced by Funny Or Die; executive produced by T.J. Miller, Dave Becky, Mike Berkowitz and, for Funny Or Die, Anna Wenger and Betsy Koch; directed by Jeff Tomsic. Debuts this year.

HBO DOCUMENTARIES

BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN: This chilling film tells the true story of 12-year-olds Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier, who lured their best friend into the woods, stabbed her 19 times and confessed they did it to appease a tall and faceless man known online as Slenderman. Featuring heart-wrenching access to the girls' families, the haunting documentary plunges deep down the rabbit hole of their actions, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of media. Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky. Debuts Jan. 23.

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT: This candid portrait tells the improbable story of an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska who became one of the richest, most respected men in the world. The definitive documentary on Buffett, it sheds new light on a man who has helped shape how Americans view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy. Told primarily in Buffett's own words, the film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends. Produced by Teddy Kunhardt and George Kunhardt; directed by Peter Kunhardt. Debuts Jan 30.

SOLITARY: INSIDE RED ONION STATE PRISON: This unflinching documentary explores the lives of inmates and corrections officers in one of America's most notorious "supermax" prisons, built to hold inmates in 8'x10' cells 23 hours a day, for months, years and sometimes decades. With unprecedented access, the film paints a complex, unexpected and deeply moving portrait of life inside a world rarely seen. Directed by Kristi Jacobson. Debuts Feb. 6.

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL: NOS AMIS (OUR FRIENDS): This documentary spotlights the American rock band as they recount their experiences before and after the Nov. 13, 2015 terrorist attack in Paris that claimed 89 lives at their Bataclan Theatre concert. The film explores the group's deep bonds with each other and with their fans, which inspired them to return to Paris to perform once again in Feb. 2016. Directed by Colin Hanks. Debuts Feb. 13.

UNLOCKING THE CAGE: This provocative film explores animal rights lawyer Steven Wise's unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After 30 years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Wise and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a "thing" with no rights to a "person" with legal protections. Directed by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker. Debuts Feb. 20.

TICKLED: This film follows journalist David Farrier, who stumbles upon a bizarre "competitive endurance tickling" video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled. Delving deeper, he encounters fierce resistance, but eventually uncovers a shocking story stranger than fiction. Directed by David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. Debuts Feb. 27.

CRIES FROM SYRIA: This searing account of the Syrian civil war from the inside out draws on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protestors, revolution leaders, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens and high-ranking army generals who have defected from the government. Many of those who have suffered through the violence and deprivation of the escalating five-year conflict have ultimately made a desperate bid to escape. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help from a world that little understands their reality or agrees on what to do about it. Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky. Debuts March 13.

THE DEFIANT ONES: This four-part documentary event tells the true story of music legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. In addition to extensive interviews with both men, the show includes interviews with such music icons as Bono, David Geffen, Eminem, Nas, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani, Jon Landau, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen and will.i.am. It also features never-before-seen footage from a multitude of recording and writing sessions with Eazy-E, JJ Fad, Stevie Nicks, N.W.A., Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and U2, among others. A Silverback 5150 Pictures Production in association with Alcon Television Group; executive producers, Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo and Gene Kirkwood; directed by Allen Hughes. Debuts this spring.

ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL: Presenting a candid dialogue about one of the timeliest issues facing America today, this film sheds new light on the contentious subject, with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves: those struggling with unplanned pregnancies and the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue, hoping to sway decisions and lives. Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos. Debuts this year.

BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF): Blending Pop Art history and personal narrative, this documentary tells a universal tale about navigating the ephemeral nature of art and value. The film follows the surprising trajectory of a beloved Andy Warhol Brillo Box sculpture, originally purchased for $1,000, as it makes its way from the filmmaker's family living room to the global art market, selling for more than $3,000,000 at a Christie's auction. Directed by Lisanne Skyler. Debuts this year.

FOR THE LOVE OF BALTIMORE: This documentary explores a city divided in the wake of the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray and his subsequent death in police custody, which sparked weeks of protests and riots. Told through the journeys of local activists, police officers, community residents and gang affiliates, it shows a city grappling with its history of police brutality, as well as crime and decades of economic disenfranchisement, as six law enforcement officers are brought to trial, but none are convicted. A revealing behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to make change, when change is hard, the film shows a distraught and damaged community on an ever-elusive search for both justice and the common humanity of people who have previously seen each other only as adversaries. Directed by Sonja Sohn. Debuts this year.

IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST: This inspiring documentary asks, "What's the secret to living into your 90s - and loving every minute of it?" Irrepressible writer-comedian Carl Reiner, who shows no signs of slowing down at 94, tracks down celebrated nonagenarians, and a few others over 100, to show how the twilight years can truly be the happiest and most rewarding. Among those who share their insights into what it takes to be vital and productive in older age are Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, Norman Lear, Betty White and Tony Bennett. Adding spice are admirers from the younger set, including comedian Jerry Seinfeld (who's already reserved the stage at Caesar's Palace for his 100th birthday show), longevity expert Dan Buettner and Dick Van Dyke's wife, Arlene, who's got all she can handle keeping up with her exuberant husband on the dance floor. Directed by Daniel Gold. Debuts this year.

MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST: This shocking film explores a headline-grabbing crime in the age of social media. Things are not always as they appear in the case of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and what starts out as a grisly tale of matricide morphs into a rabbit hole of deception. Child abuse, mental illness, forbidden love and a bizarre case of Munchausen by proxy syndrome converge in this mystery of a mother and daughter who were thought to be living a fairytale life that turned out to be a living nightmare. Directed by Erin Lee Carr. Debuts this year.

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE: This Grammy-nominated film tells the extraordinary story of the renowned international musical collective created by legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The diverse group of instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers explores the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope. Directed by Morgan Neville. Debuts this year.

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: This film looks at incarcerated young people who are granted a second chance: the opportunity to trade an extensive prison sentence for a fresh start by completing the famed Miami-Dade County Corrections & Rehabilitation Boot Camp, a one-of-a-kind, six-month program in which drill sergeants push inmates to their limit, encouraging them to learn from past mistakes and become constructive members of society who are substantially less likely to return to prison. Dwayne Johnson, whose own experiences with the law as a youth inspired the special, appears in the documentary. Johnson and Dany Garcia executive produce for Seven Bucks Productions; Rasha Drachkovitch executive produces for 44 Blue Productions. Matthew O'Neill and Jon Alpert direct. Debuts this year.

MUHAMMAD ALI: This untitled multi-part documentary will explore Ali's greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again. The production will feature archival footage and gorgeous, cinematic recreations that transport viewers into the ring and at home with "The Greatest of All Time," as well as never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections of the Ali family and others. An HBO Entertainment presentation in association with SpringHill Entertainment and Fuqua Films; executive producers, LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua, Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter, Bill Gerber, Jamie Salter and Glen Zipper; directed by Antoine Fuqua.

ELVIS PRESLEY: This untitled three-hour, two-film presentation takes the audience on a comprehensive journey from Elvis' childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospherics shot inside Elvis' iconic home and more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and others who knew him. The documentary also features never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections worldwide. An HBO Documentary Films Presentation in association with Sony Pictures Television; executive producers, Jon Landau, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter; directed and produced by Thom Zimny.

SPORTS

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL: Winner of 28 Sports Emmys(R), and the only sports show to receive three Columbia University-duPont broadcast journalism awards, this magazine program explores issues, controversies and personalities in the sports world with provocative reports in new monthly editions. Host Bryant Gumbel is joined by correspondents Mary Carillo, Frank Deford, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, David Scott and Soledad O'Brien. Now in its 23rd season.

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY: Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy(R) winner, this series is a provocative, engaging and informative program that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing.

UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS: This unscripted series chronicles the 2016-17 season of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team as it pursues a fifth consecutive national championship. Scheduled to run through the conclusion of the Huskies' season, the show features exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, offering a unique look at the personalities who shape the powerhouse program. Executive produced by Will Staeger, Mike Antinoro and Fred Christenson. Debuts March 1.

MUHAMMAD ALI: This untitled multi-part documentary will explore Ali's greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again. The production will feature archival footage and gorgeous, cinematic recreations that transport viewers into the ring and at home with "The Greatest of All Time," as well as never-before-seen photos and footage from private collections of the Ali family and others. An HBO Entertainment presentation in association with SpringHill Entertainment and Fuqua Films; executive producers, LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua, Maverick Carter, Paul Wachter, Bill Gerber, Jamie Salter and Glen Zipper; directed by Antoine Fuqua.

FAMILY

SESAME STREET: The award-winning show continues on HBO. For more than four decades, the series has helped children grow smarter, stronger and kinder by providing preschoolers with the gold-standard in quality educational programming. Season 47 episodes debut Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

SAVING MY TOMORROW: This new installment in the family series about the environment is produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History. The program features kids from around the world who address today's biggest environmental challenges, from endangered animals to climate change, alongside portraits of animals and plants being affected by a changing earth. A mix of songs, science and heartfelt tips, it shows how everyone can protect the planet and everything on it, and includes performances and appearances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt, They Might Be Giants and others. Debuts this year.

CINEMAX SERIES

MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS: From Mike Judge, co-creator of HBO's hit comedy series "Silicon Valley," comes an animated half-hour show chronicling the tales of some of country music's most eccentric characters. The series was created by Mike Judge, Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett; Judge also serves as executive producer; Cornett executive produces; Bob Engelman is co-executive producer; Mullins serves as producer. The eight-episode series is currently in production and scheduled to debut this year.

RELLIK: A serial killer story told backwards, this show starts by seeing the "suspected" killer caught before moving in time to the crime itself and the "real" killer. Tracing the obsessive hunt of a disfigured detective as his story becomes intrinsically bound to that of his quarry, the show asks, "What are the experiences that forge the people we all become?" Created and written by Harry and Jack Williams the series will be executive produced by Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Elaine Pyke of New Pictures, Jac and Harry Williams of Two Brothers and Steven Wright of the BBC; Sam Miller will direct.

OUTCAST: Based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman ("The Walking Dead") and artist Paul Azaceta, the drama series follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate - and the fate of the world - forever. Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister and Gabriel Bateman star. Season one credits: Created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black, the show is also executive produced by David Alpert of Circle of Confusion, Sharon Tal Yguado and Sue Naegle. The show has been renewed for a second season.





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· ANIMALS. (HBO)
· BALLERS (HBO)
· BARRY (HBO)
· BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
· CRASHING (HBO)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DEFIANT ONES, THE (HBO)
· DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· DIVORCE (HBO)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GIRLS (HBO)
· HIGH MAINTENANCE (HBO)
· IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, THE (HBO)
· INSECURE (HBO)
· LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)
· LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (CINEMAX)
· OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· RELLIK (CINEMAX)
· SAVING MY TOMORROW (HBO)
· SILICON VALLEY (HBO)
· UCONN HUSKIES: THE MARCH TO MADNESS (HBO)
· VEEP (HBO)
· VICE (HBO)
· VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)
· WIZARD OF LIES, THE (HBO)
· YOUNG POPE, THE (HBO)





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[12/11/17 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Fuller House" Is Back on December 22, Just in Time for the Holidays!
Join us for adventures in Tokyo, weddings that may or may not be happening, and nine all-new episodes.

[12/11/17 - 06:40 AM]
Netflix Announces 2018 Slate of Original Documentary Shorts
Two were previously announced as a part of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival shorts program.

[12/11/17 - 06:12 AM]
Video: It's Time to Face the Music - Stream the New Season of "Mozart in the Jungle" February 16th on Amazon Video
Hailey and Rodrigo's romance deepens as they go public with their relationship in the fourth season of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series.

[12/11/17 - 06:11 AM]
2017 on Netflix - A Year in Bingeing
Though bingeing was standard in 2017, not all series were enjoyed in the same way.

[12/11/17 - 05:53 AM]
75th Annual Golden Globe(R) Awards Nominees Announced
HBO leads all networks with 12 nominations, powered by "Big Little Lies" with six nods.

[12/10/17 - 08:21 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Edges Competition with Holiday Mix
A rebroadcast of "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" is the night's most-watched program.

[12/09/17 - 06:28 PM]
Video: Netflix at CCXP - Brazil Comic-Con Experience
Check out the latest teases from "Altered Carbon," "3%," "Sense8" and "Marvel's Jessica Jones."

[12/09/17 - 01:05 PM]
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" Season 2 Launch Date Announced
Today, Netflix announced that the second season of the award-winning series will premiere on March 8, 2018 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

[12/09/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Rise in Latest Victory
The Eye's trio of dramas is up from last week among adults 18-49.

[12/08/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 8
Updates include: Michael Malarkey cast in History's "Blue Book"; Lauren Schmidt Hissrich to spearhead Netflix's "The Witcher"; and Starz's "Vida" rounds out its cast.