GAME OF THRONES: HBO Releases Photos from Season 6

HBO has released a slew of photos from season 6 of GAME OF THRONES, which is returning in April.

A few things can be gleamed from these photos — including the fact that Myrcella Baratheon is confirmed dead (her body is seen in a photo below). In addition, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy are both alive after jumping off a castle wall in the season 5 finale. And Arya? She’s still blind.

You can also see that Dany doesn’t seem to be doing well, while the Three-Eyed Raven is speaking to Bran Stark.

GAME OF THRONES returns for its sixth season on Sunday, April 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Canada.





















HBO Announces CONFIRMATION Premiere Date


HBO is going back in time to examine the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings in an original film starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet and Jennifer Hudson.

Washington stars as Anita Hill, a lawyer and one of Thomas’ aides. She accused him of sexual harassment and was later called on to testify during the nomination hearings — a situation which changed the way the U.S. thought about sexual harassment and victims’ rights.

CONFIRMATION will premiere on April 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and also stars Dylan Baker, Erika Christensen, Kimberly Elise, Malcolm Gets, Grace Gummer, Bill Irwin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Peter McRobbie, Treat Williams and Alison Wright.

HBO Announces Premiere Dates for New Films and Documentaries


Following its announcement of premiere dates for four series, HBO has also announced premiere dates for its upcoming original films and documentaries.

CONFIRMATION, starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Greg Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Eric Stonestreet and Jennifer Hudson, will air in April 2016. The film “details the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern-day race relations.”

ALL THE WAY, a behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, comes to HBO this May. Bryan Cranston will be reprising his Tony Award-winning role for the film. Co-starring with Cranston are Anthony Mackie (Martin Luther King), Melissa Leo (Lady Bird Johnson), Bradley Whitford (Hubert Humphrey) and Frank Langella (Sen. Richard Russell).

HBO is also airing a number of documentaries in 2016. Upcoming HBO documentaries include (in chronological order):

JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY (February 6) is a powerful documentary about American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution produced shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS.

HOMEGROWN: THE COUNTER-TERROR DILEMMA (February 8) explores one of today’s most divisive and pressing issues, spotlighting the threat posed by homegrown Islamic extremism.

BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS (February 22) paints an intimate portrait of the director, producer and improvisational comedy icon through a set of final, historic interviews with friend and fellow director Jack O’Brien, filmed four months before his death.

MAVIS! (February 29) chronicles the ascension of gospel and soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers.

A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS (March 7) is the story of Saba, a courageous 18-year-old Pakistani woman who is condemned to death for falling in love, but lives to tell the tale.

EBOLA: THE DOCTORS’ STORY, BODY TEAM 12 and ORPHANS OF EBOLA (March 14) is a series of three short films on the Ebola epidemic.

EVERYTHING IS COPY (March 21) is a candid portrait of Nora Ephron, the writer and screenwriter-director known for her biting honesty and intelligent humour.

ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR (March 28) documents the encounter of a veteran battlefield journalist and the world’s most feared terrorist leader.

THREE DAYS OF TERROR: THE CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS (April), from Emmy®-nominated director Dan Reed, is the definitive documentary on France’s first homegrown Islamic terrorist attack.

MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES (April 4) takes an unflinching look at Robert Mapplethorpe’s controversial photography, which pushed boundaries with its frank depiction of nudity, sexuality and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day.

NOTHING LEFT UNSAID: GLORIA VANDERBILT & ANDERSON COOPER (April 9) spotlights mother and son in candid reflections on their extraordinary family history.

CLASS DIVIDE (April 18) highlights the recent effects of hyper-gentrification in New York City’s West Chelsea neighborhood, focusing on an intersection where an elite private school sits directly across the street from public housing projects.

HEART OF A DOG (April 25) joins creative pioneer Laurie Anderson on a wry and wondrous journey through love, death and language, centering on her beloved rat terrier Lolabelle, who died in 2011.

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE (May) 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 their past mistakes and become constructive members of society who are substantially less likely to return to prison.

CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH (May 2) explores the arduous 12-year journey that led to the creation of the French iconoclast’s “Shoah,” a nine-hour-plus examination of the Holocaust.

EVERY BRILLIANT THING (May 9) is a filmed version of Jonny Donahoe’s acclaimed one-man show about depression, suicide and the lengths to which people go for those they love.

MARIELA CASTRO’S MARCH: CUBA’S LGBT REVOLUTION (June) follows the crusade of Mariela Castro, Raul Castro’s daughter (and Fidel Castro’s niece) to establish equal rights for LGBT Cubans, and examines the cultural and institutional homophobia that gay men faced throughout much of the Cuban Revolution, when they were often put into work camps.

SUITED (June) tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that makes custom suits for gender-nonconforming and transgender clients, following a range of people on the gender spectrum.



HBO has announced premiere dates for four upcoming shows today.

First up is VINYL from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger about the sex- and drug-addled music business of 1970s New York at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop. The series will begin its ten-episode first season on Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

GAME OF THRONES will debut its ten-episode sixth season on Sunday, April 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

After GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY will begin its ten-episode third season on Sunday, April 24 beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Finally, rounding out Sunday nights, VEEP will premiere its ten-episode fifth season on Sunday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

HBO to Air JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY Documentary in February


HBO will be airing JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY documentary on February 6 following the film’s premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition of the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

On Thanksgiving Day 2012, American photojournalist James “Jim” Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years before the infamous video of his public execution sent shockwaves and introduced much of the world to ISIS. JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY, by close childhood friend Brian Oakes, tells the story of his life through intimate interviews with his family, friends and fellow journalists – while fellow hostages reveal never-before-heard details of his captivity.

“I made this film to carry on the stories that Jim needed us to know,” says director Brian Oakes. “It’s important that we understand the significant role of today’s conflict journalists and why they risk their lives to tell the world how bad it can be.”

THE LEFTOVERS Renewed For Third and Final Season


HBO has renewed drama series THE LEFTOVERS, but the cable channel is also declaring the third season its last.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome back Damon Lindelof, Tom Perrotta and the extraordinary talent behind THE LEFTOVERS for its third and final season,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This show has proven to be one of the most distinctive HBO series and we are extremely proud of its unrivaled originality, which has resulted in such a passionate following by our HBO viewers. We admire and fully support Damon’s artistic vision and respect his decision to bring the show to its conclusion next season.”

“I have never, ever experienced the level of creative support and trust that I have received from HBO during the last two seasons of THE LEFTOVERS,” says Damon Lindelof. “Tom, myself and our incredible team of writers and producers put tremendous care into designing those seasons as novels unto themselves…with beginnings, middles and ends. As we finished our most recent season, it became clear to us that the series as a whole was following the same model…and with our beginning and middle complete, the most exciting thing for us as storytellers would be to bring THE LEFTOVERS to a definitive end. And by ‘definitive,’ we mean ‘wildly ambiguous but hopefully mega-emotional,’ as all things related to this show are destined to be.

GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Preview: The Jon Snow of It All

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HBO is going to continue milking the uncertainty over the fate of Jon Snow on GAME OF THRONES and we still have months to go before fans get an answer.

After his death at the end of season 5, everyone connected to the show insisted that Snow was dead. Totally dead. Completely dead. Very, very dead. Except….. maybe not so dead? Maybe he comes back as something else? Maybe they’ve been lying? No one really knows, but the first preview for season 6 heavily features Jon Snow.

GAME OF THRONES returns in April 2016 on HBO.

DIVORCE in the City? Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO with a New Series and We’ve Got Your First Look!


Press Release: Sarah Jessica Parker is back! HBO has just released a first-look photo of its highly anticipated new comedy series, DIVORCE. Sarah Jessica Parker plays 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.

Currently in production in New York, the series is created by Sharon Horgan and executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, and Aaron Kaplan. Other series regulars include: Thomas Haden Church (Whitewash), Molly Shannon (Hotel Transylvania 2), Talia Balsam (THE NEWSROOM), and Tracy Letts (HOMELAND).

HBO Announces Premiere Dates for VINYL, GIRLS & TOGETHERNESS


HBO has announced the premiere dates for new series VINYL, as well as returning shows GIRLS and TOGETHERNESS.

VINYL kicks off its ten-episode season with a two-hour premiere, directed by Martin Scorsese, on Sunday, February 14 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT). From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York City and centers around record label president Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Meanwhile, GIRLS will begin its ten-episode fifth season on Sunday, February 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. And TOGETHERNESS will return for its eight-episode second season on Sunday, February 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

John Oliver For Prime Minister!


Press Release: ICYMI, last night’s episode of LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER weighed in on today’s Canadian Federal election, the three main party leaders, and in law-breaking fashion with the help of Mike Myers, a snow plow, a moose, and a beaver, urged Canadians not to vote for Stephen Harper. During the 15-minute-long segment, Oliver poked fun at the “adorable” length of the election campaign, the controversies surrounding several riding candidates, NDP’s Leader Thomas Mulcair slip in the polls, and Justin Trudeau’s “emotional intelligence” vs the political savvy of his late father. Lastly, Oliver blatantly invited people to not vote for Stephen Harper, breaking the Canadian law that states a non-citizen cannot try to influence a Canadian election, a violation that could result in a $5,000 fine or six-months jail time.

On NDP leader Tom Mulcair’s claim that his policies are “what change looks like”: “You are not what change looks like. I understand you’re talking about your policies but still, change, visually, does not look like Paul Giamatti’s uncle reading a rhyming dictionary.”

On Liberal leader Justin Trudeau: “The name Justin doesn’t convey leadership so much as it conveys an unwillingness to sit still at the pediatrician’s office, or ownership of a System of a Down tattoo halfway through a painful laser removal process. Those are the two types of Justin that exist, and just those two.”

On Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “And while Trudeau has been painted as a charismatic pretty boy, no-one has ever said either of those things about Stephen Harper. ‘I love movies and TV shows’ isn’t a statement that wins over voters, it’s what an alien in disguise as a human tells you while trying to fit in at a dinner party.”

LAST WEEK WITH JOHN OLIVER airs Sundays at 11PM on HBO Canada. Watch online at TMN GO