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[07/26/17 - 03:10 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Summer 2017
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO/CINEMAX PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

DRAMA SERIES

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. Returning regulars for the current season include Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin. The seven-episode seventh season concludes Aug. 27.

THE DEUCE: Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this drama series follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. The eight-episode season debuts Sept. 10.

WESTWORLD: This one-hour drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. 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, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley and Louis Herthum. Joining the season two cast is Katja Herbers. Season two credits: Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Production companies, Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton. The Emmy(R)-nominated series is currently in production for its second season, debuting in spring 2018.

SHARP OBJECTS: Based on the book of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn, this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker, who, after a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital, returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely. Amy Adams stars; co-stars include Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallé from scripts by Marti Noxon and Gillian Flynn. Executive producers are Jason Blum, Charles Layton and Jessica Rhoades, as well as Amy Adams, Gillian Flynn, Marti Noxon, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross and Gregg Fienberg. Additional writers include co-executive producer Vince Calandra, co-producer Scott Brown, consulting producer Alex Metcalf, and Ariella Blejer & Dawn Kamoche. An Entertainment One (eOne) and Blumhouse Television production.

UNTITLED ALAN BALL SERIES: From Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) winner Alan Ball, and starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, this ten-episode series follows a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children (from Vietnam, Liberia and Colombia) and their sole biological child. This seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts. When one of the children begins to see things others cannot, questions arise. Is it mental illness? Or something else? The show is a tragicomic meditation on the complicated forces at work on us all in America today. Creator/executive producer Alan Ball; executive producers, Peter Macdissi and David Knoller; a Your Face Goes Here production.

MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: This eight-episode series is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Elena Ferrante. Produced by Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani for Wildside and Domenico Procacci for Fandango, the HBO-RAI original series will be filmed in Italian. Saverio Costanzo directs.

GENTLEMAN JACK: From Sally Wainwright, this eight-episode series tells a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of 1832 Halifax, the cradle of the industrial revolution, just as it begins. Starring Suranne Jones, it focuses on landowner Anne Lister and her determination to change the fate of Shibden Hall, her faded ancestral home, by re-opening the coal mines and marrying well. The charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling Lister? - ?who dresses head-to-toe in black and charms her way into high society? - ?has no intention of marrying a man. True to her nature, she plans to marry a seriously wealthy woman, heiress Ann Walker. Every part of the story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of the real-life Anne Lister's diaries, which contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken. Creator/writer/director Sally Wainwright executive produces along with Faith Penhale and Piers Wenger. Produced by Lookout Point for BBC One, and co-produced with HBO.

COMEDY SERIES

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. Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill 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 and Karyn McCarthy. The ten-episode third season concludes Sept. 24.

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. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. The eight-episode second season concludes Sept. 10.

VICE PRINCIPALS: This dark comedy tells the story of North Jackson High School and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. In the new season, the tumultuous school year continues and a new semester brings changes, as Gamby (Danny McBride) and Russell (Walton Goggins) are about to learn that the only thing harder than gaining power is holding on to it. Created by Danny McBride and Jody Hill; executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green Jonathan Watson and Stephanie Laing; directed by David Gordon Green. The nine-episode second season debuts Sept. 17.

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: The Emmy(R)-winning comedy series starring Larry David returns for its ten-episode ninth season. The show brings back cast favorites Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman and J.B. Smoove, among many others. Larry David created and executive produces the series with Jeff Garlin and Jeff Schaffer. The season debuts Oct. 1.

TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW: Emmy(R) winner Tracey Ullman returns with a new season of sketch comedy, spotlighting her unique take on extraordinary and ordinary characters in the UK. Returning favorites include delinquent Dame Judi Dench, Angela Merkel on a tourist bus and the long-suffering Kay, with her overbearing mother; new subjects include the home life of Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch and a rap battle for the soul of an inner-city estate. The six-episode second season debuts this October.

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 season six cast also included 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 six credits: Dave Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Lew Morton, Morgan Sackett executive produce. The show has been renewed for a seventh season, debuting in 2018.

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, the show's season four cast included Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally executive produce. Created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky. The show has been renewed for a fifth season, debuting in 2018.

DIVORCE: Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as an executive producer, season two finds Frances (Parker) and her ex-husband Robert (Thomas Haden Church) dealing with the aftermath of their explosive separation and learning to rebuild their lives independently, even as they stay entangled through their kids and mutual friends. While focusing on their careers, new relationships and finding ways to be happy again, they both learn that pursuing their next chapter will be more complicated than they imagined. The show also stars Molly Shannon as Diane, Frances' high-strung friend, whose investment in Frances' new gallery tests their friendship, even as Diane adjusts to a new normal at home with husband, Nick (Tracy Letts). Talia Balsam plays Dallas, Frances' close friend and a single psychologist, who is determined to find a more suitable romantic partner than Tony (Dean Winters), Robert's divorce attorney. Sterling Jerins plays Lila, Frances' and Robert's complicated, now-teenage daughter, and Charlie Kilgore is Tom, their 16-year-old son. Also appearing this season are Becki Newton as Jackie Giannopolis, Robert's new sparkplug of a girlfriend, and Stephen Pasquale as Andrew Wallace, a friend of Diane's who will get involved with Frances. Amy Sedaris plays Robert's off-kilter sister, Cathy. Series created by Sharon Horgan; season two is executive produced by Jenny Bicks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan. Bicks serves as showrunner. Season two debuts in 2018.

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.

CRASHING: Pete Holmes stars as an aspiring stand-up comic who discovered that his wife was unfaithful, leading him to reevaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene. Holmes, who created the show, and Judd Apatow executive produce the series, 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 second season debuts in 2018.

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 ten-episode second season debuts in 2018.

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 show has been renewed for a third season.

OTHER SERIES

ROOM 104: Set in a single room of a typical American chain motel, each episode of this anthology series tells a different story of the assorted characters who pass through it. From creators and executive producers Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story every week, ranging from comedy to drama to horror. The 12-episode season debuts July 28.

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER: Now in its 15th season, 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).

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER: Currently in its fourth season, 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).

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 is currently in its fifth season.

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

FAHRENHEIT 451: Based on Ray Bradbury's classic dystopian novel, which depicts a future where media is an opiate, history is outlawed and "firemen" burn books, this drama follows a young fireman who forsakes his world, battles his mentor and struggles to regain his humanity. Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon, Laura Harrier, Sophia Boutella and Lilly Singh star. The film is directed by Ramin Bahrani, who also serves as executive producer with Sarah Green, Michael B. Jordan, Alan Gasmer and Peter Jaysen; David Coatsworth produces. Ramin Bahrani and Amir Naderi are co-writers.

MY DINNER WITH HERVÉ: Starring Peter Dinklage, who also serves as an executive producer, and Jamie Dornan, the film is inspired by real events and explores an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, with life-changing consequences for both. The film also stars Mireille Enos as Hervé's longtime girlfriend, Kathy Self, Harriet Walter as Danny's newspaper editor, Baskin, Oona Chaplin as Danny's girlfriend, Katie, with David Strathairn as Hervé's longtime agent, Marty Rothstein, and Andy García as Ricardo Montalbán, Villechaize's "Fantasy Island" co-star. Directed by Sacha Gervasi, who also serves as an executive producer along with Steven Zaillian, Richard Middleton, Ross Katz, Peter Dinklage and Jessica de Rothschild; Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg co-executive produce. Teleplay by Sacha Gervasi, from a story by Sacha Gervasi and Sean Macaulay.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: This film adaptation of Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's acclaimed one-woman show dramatizes the accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators caught in America's school-to-prison pipeline. Drawn from more than 200 interviews with people living and working within a challenged system, and featuring her fearless portrayals of real-life characters, it shines a light on a lost generation of American youth, hoping to inspire awareness and change. Executive produced by Anna Deavere Smith, Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks; co-executive produced by Steven Shareshian; produced by Frank Garritano; directed by Kristi Zea and written by Anna Deavere Smith.

UNTITLED BARRY LEVINSON PROJECT: Starring Al Pacino, and directed by Barry Levinson, the film centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno, who, after becoming the winningest coach in college football history, was embroiled in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure regarding the victims. The film also stars Riley Keough as Sara Ganim, the 23-year-old journalist who first reported on the Sandusky case; Kathy Baker as Sue Paterno, Paterno's wife; Greg Grunberg as Scott Paterno and Larry Mitchell as Jay Paterno, Paterno's sons; and Annie Parisse as Mary Kay Paterno, Paterno's daughter. Executive produced by Barry Levinson, Jason Sosnoff, Tom Fontana, Edward R. Pressman, Rick Nicita and Lindsay Sloane. Produced by Amy Herman; written by Debora Cahn and John C. Richards and David McKenna. In association with Sony Pictures Television.

HBO MINISERIES

CHERNOBYL: This five-part miniseries dramatizes the true story of one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and tells of the brave men and women who sacrificed to save Europe from unimaginable disaster. Written by Craig Mazin; directed by Johan Renck; executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Jane Featherstone and Craig Mazin; co-executive produced by Chris Fry and Johan Renck. Filming begins next year.

SPECIALS

GEORGE LOPEZ: THE WALL, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.: His fourth live solo stand-up special on the network, the exclusive presentation will feature Lopez performing all-new material before an audience at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Troy Miller directs. Debuts Aug. 5.

FELIPE ESPARZA: TRANSLATE THIS: The comedian and actor brings his raw comedy sensibility to the network in his first HBO stand-up comedy special, presented from the San Jose Improv in San Jose, Cal. Claude Shires directs. Debuts Sept. 30.

MICHELLE WOLF: The rising comedy star makes her solo TV debut in a stand-up special scheduled to tape Aug. 12 at Skirball Center in New York. Neal Brennan directs.

HBO DOCUMENTARIES

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, ultimately selling for more than $3,000,000 at a Christie's auction. Directed by Lisanne Skyler. Debuts Aug. 7.

CLINICA DE MIGRANTES: This timely film is an affecting portrait of a volunteer-run health clinic that treats uninsured, undocumented immigrants, many of whom have left their families behind to come to America and perform physically exhausting labor for meager wages. With extraordinary access and moving vérité footage, it highlights these admirable doctors and the patients who have nowhere else to turn for healthcare. Directed by Max Pozdorovkin. Debuts Sept. 25.

SPIELBERG: Iconic film director Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in this feature-length documentary, which examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Oct. 7.

BALTIMORE RISING: 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 in November.

ROLLING STONE DOCUMENTARY (untitled): This two-part special chronicles the last 50 years of American music, politics and popular culture through the story of the magazine that understood rock'n'roll was more than music? - ?it was a cultural force that re-shaped America. Drawing on previously unheard recordings provided by some of Rolling Stone's greatest writers, as well as original interviews, rare photos and footage, the documentary takes an inside look at how the magazine helped define the zeitgeist and has endured for a half-century. Directed by Alex Gibney and Blair Foster. Debuts in November.

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION: Director Jamie Redford takes a colorful journey to discover the leading edge of clean energy across the U.S. Unlikely entrepreneurs in communities from Georgetown, Tex. to Buffalo, NY reveal pioneering clean energy solutions that are creating jobs, turning profits and making communities stronger and healthier. Reaching beyond a story of technology and innovation, his discoveries underscore issues of human resilience, social justice, embracing the future and finding hope for humanity's survival. Debuts in Dec.

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER: This three-hour, two-film presentation focuses on Elvis Presley the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. The films include stunning atmospherics shot inside Graceland, Elvis' iconic home, and feature more than 20 new, primary source interviews with session players, producers, engineers, directors and other artists who knew him or who were profoundly influenced by 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, Glen Zipper, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Andrew Solt, Alan Gasmer and Jamie Salter (chairman and CEO, Authentic Brands Group); producers, Jon Landau and Kary Antholis; directed and produced by Thom Zimny. Debuts in 2018.

DAVID BOWIE: THE LAST FIVE YEARS: This film spotlights two critically acclaimed albums and the stage musical "Lazarus," offering new insights into David Bowie's extraordinary creativity during the final five years of his life. It features a wealth of rarely seen Bowie interviews, archival footage, audio from the recording sessions for "The Next Day" and "Blackstar," and unprecedented access to Bowie's closest friends and artistic collaborators.

MAY IT LAST: A PORTRAIT OF THE AVETT BROTHERS: This film chronicles the band, fronted by brothers Scott and Seth Avett, on the long journey from their rural North Carolina childhoods to topping the charts and selling out arenas, experiencing heartbreak, tragedy and joy along the way. An Apatow Production in association with RadicalMedia; directed and produced by Judd Apatow, Michael Bonfiglio.

MUHAMMAD ALI: This untitled multi-part documentary explores 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.

SPORTS

HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League on the 12th edition of the 14-time Sports Emmy(R)-winning series. The five-episode season debuts Aug. 8.

24/7 CANELO/GOLOVKIN: This two-part behind-the-scenes series previews the middleweight championship pay-per-view bout between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, to be held Sept. 16 in Las Vegas. Debuts Aug. 26.

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL: Winner of 31 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, Jon Frankel, Bernard Goldberg, Andrea Kremer, David Scott and Soledad O'Brien. Now in its 23rd season. The next edition debuts Aug. 22.

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. The next edition debuts Sept. 20.

MUHAMMAD ALI: This untitled multi-part documentary explores 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.

ANDRE THE GIANT: This wide-ranging documentary examines the life and career of the beloved pro wrestling legend, exploring Andre's upbringing in France, his celebrated career in WWE and his forays in the entertainment world. HBO Sports, WWE and the Bill Simmons Media Group produce.

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).

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 is executive producer; Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart and Dub Cornett are also executive producers. The eight-episode season debuts Sept. 22.

STRIKE BACK: Returning for a ten-episode fifth season, the action-packed drama series features a new cast portraying members of the revived Section 20, facing new threats and new enemies. Stars include Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Roxanne McKee and Alin Sumarwata. A CINEMAX Presentation in association with Sky; a Left Bank Pictures Production; executive produced by Cameron Roach for Sky and Andy Harries for Left Bank Pictures along with Sharon Hughff; executive produced by Michael Bassett and Jack Lothian.

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.

WARRIOR: Inspired by an idea from martial-arts legend Bruce Lee, this gritty, action-packed crime drama is set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco's Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. Starting production on its ten-episode season this fall in Cape Town, South Africa, it follows a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances, and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown's most powerful organized crime families. Produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper under Tropper Ink Productions; Justin Lin and Danielle Woodrow will executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment; Shannon Lee will executive produce for Bruce Lee Entertainment.

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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· 24/7 (HBO)
· ANIMALS. (HBO)
· BALLERS (HBO)
· BARRY (HBO)
· CHERNOBYL (HBO)
· CRASHING (HBO)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· DIVORCE (HBO)
· FAHRENHEIT 451 (HBO)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GENTLEMAN JACK (HBO)
· HAPPY VALLEY (HBO)
· HARD KNOCKS (HBO)
· HERE, NOW (HBO)
· HIGH MAINTENANCE (HBO)
· INSECURE (HBO)
· LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER (HBO)
· MIKE JUDGE PRESENTS: TALES FROM THE TOUR BUS (CINEMAX)
· MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (HBO)
· MY DINNER WITH HERVE (HBO)
· NOTES FROM THE FIELD (HBO)
· OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER (HBO)
· RELLIK (CINEMAX)
· ROOM 104 (HBO)
· SHARP OBJECTS (HBO)
· SILICON VALLEY (HBO)
· STRIKE BACK (CINEMAX)
· TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW (HBO)
· VEEP (HBO)
· VICE (HBO)
· VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO)
· WARRIOR (CINEMAX)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





[09/20/17 - 01:18 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Nonfiction Limited Series "The Eleven" on Thursday, October 19 at 9PM ET/PT
The six-part limited series follows investigators as they reexamine the murders of 11 teenage girls after discovering a confession letter from current inmate and convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell.

[09/20/17 - 12:31 PM]
NBC and Hulu Bring Will & Grace (and Jack & Karen) to Screens Everywhere with First-Ever Streaming Deal for Multi-Emmy Award Winning Series
The iconic series will be available on the NBC app, Hulu and on-demand through satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers, beginning Thursday, September 21, one week ahead of the return of "Will & Grace" on NBC.

[09/20/17 - 12:01 PM]
CBS Gives 13 Episode Series Production Commitment to New Drama from Emmy Award Winner Dick Wolf for the 2018-2019 Broadcast Season
The new series, "F.B.I." (working title), is a scripted drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

[09/20/17 - 11:55 AM]
American Heroes Channel Announces Premiere of "Unabomber: 20 Years of Terror" This Sunday, September 24 at 10/9c
For 18 years, Theodore John Kaczynski mailed and planted handmade explosive devices, traumatizing the American people, claiming the lives of three innocent victims and injuring nearly two dozen more.

[09/20/17 - 11:16 AM]
Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler to Bring New Comedy Series to Netflix
The series follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City.

[09/20/17 - 11:03 AM]
Short Film "Tokyo Project," Starring Elisabeth Moss, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Shu Kakizawa, Debuts Oct. 14 on HBO
Exploring a mysterious romance between two strangers, the exclusive presentation is written and directed by Richard Shepard.

[09/20/17 - 10:40 AM]
eSports Docuseries "Chasing the Cup: Injustice 2" Launches Today on CW Seed and Machinima's Main YouTube Channel
The finale will air on The CW network as a one-hour primetime special on Tuesday, October 3.

[09/20/17 - 10:31 AM]
Nora Arnezeder, Gabriel Byrne, Justin Chatwin, Tomiwa Edun and Laura Fraser Cast in Crackle's Upcoming Original Movie, "In the Cloud" from Imperative Entertainment and Automatik
The 90-minute feature is expected to release this December on the streaming network.

[09/20/17 - 10:30 AM]
Fan-Favorite "MasterChef Junior" Judge Joe Bastianich Returns for Season Six, Scheduled to Air During the 2017-2018 Season on FOX
Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the "MasterChef" season eight finale airing tonight.

[09/20/17 - 09:37 AM]
Aflac Dives Into the Animation Pond, Signing on as Sponsor of Disney XD's New "DuckTales" Animated Series
As part of the agreement, the two companies have developed a co-branded commercial featuring an animated version of the Aflac Duck set in the world of "DuckTales."

[09/20/17 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson star in Noah Baumbach's latest film.

[09/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Michael McKean Sprinkles Fact with a Dash of Fiction in New Season of "Food: Fact or Fiction?"
"A revered actor with impeccable comedic timing, Michael McKean is the perfect guide to walk viewers through the myths, mysteries, and magic behind the foods we all love, " said Courtney White.

[09/20/17 - 08:19 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Cruise to Victory
The Peacock easily tops the night among total viewers as well as adults 18-49.

[09/20/17 - 08:09 AM]
Lifetime Has Five All New Movies You Don't Want to Miss
Newly announced: "Oscar Pistorious: Blade Runner Killer" starring Andreas Damm and Toni Garrn on November 11.

[09/20/17 - 07:39 AM]
DIY Network Hit "Texas Flip N Move" Premieres New Season on Oct. 6
The series follows a cast of real estate risk-takers in the Lone Star State as they compete head-to-head to buy low, work fast and sell high in this property-flipping competition.