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Fans were delighted when it was announced that after being off the air since 2011, Larry David (co-creator of “Seinfeld”) was bringing his hit series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” back to HBO for its ninth season. The improvised comedy, which follows a version of David as he navigates life’s constant barrage of annoyances with varying degrees of success, returns this fall with ten new episodes. Continue reading ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Season 9 Trailer: Larry David Is The Hero We Need at The Playlist.

Insecure” was a hit when it debuted on HBO last year, turning its creator and star Issa Rae into an exciting and fresh mainstream voice. In addition to writing and directing, Rae stars in the series (her character’s name is also Issa) that follows the experiences of a modern-day African-American woman as she navigates her career, relationships, and racial tension, partially-based on her well-received 2011 web series “Awkward Black Girl.” READ MORE: Issa Rae Grows Up In New Trailer For ‘Insecure’ Season 2 The success of “Insecure” was certainly a good look for HBO, offering viewers a more inclusive replacement for “Girls” and adding a much-needed diverse voice to their line of programming. Continue reading HBO’s Renews ‘Insecure’ For Season Three at The Playlist.

It was probably a kind of scuzzy hell on earth, but perhaps no other period in the history of New York City has been glamorized as much as the late 1970s era of Time Square and Hell’s Kitchen where grindhouse movie theaters and greasy strip clubs and porn shops ruled the days (you could even find remnants of them in Time Square up to the early aughts). Of course, this same period has been covered musically by HBO with Martin Scorsese’s failed series “Vinyl,” which depicted a similar era through the filter of the 1970s, punk, disco and post-punk explosion (and Netflix’s “The Get Down” followed the evolution down through hip hop and disco; though it got canceled too)). Continue reading ‘The Deuce’: HBO Goes Boogie Nights With New York Porn [Watch New Trailer] at The Playlist.

Here we go again. Another cyber attack has rocked Hollywood, this time HBO and its prized possession “Game of Thrones” are the victims. According to Variety, hackers have reportedly broken into HBO’s servers and stolen 1.5 terabytes of data. What we do know was stolen has already been leaked, more precisely two upcoming “Game of Thrones” episodes and a script that purports to be from next week’s episode.  The unknown hacking group has threatened to “release the leak gradually every week” and has revealed that the next release would be available this coming “Sunday 12 GMT.” The network, currently scrambling to fix the problem, has been notoriously secretive about revealing any “Game of Thrones” footage and plot points prior to an episode’s airing. Continue reading The Spoils of War: Hacks & Leaks Are Disrupting ‘Game Of Thrones’ at The Playlist.

Here we go again. Another cyber attack has rocked Hollywood, this time HBO and its prized possession “Game of Thrones” are the victims. According to Variety, hackers have reportedly broken into HBO’s servers and stolen 1.5 terabytes of data. What we do know was stolen has already been leaked, more precisely two upcoming “Game of Thrones” episodes and a script that purports to be from next week’s episode.  The unknown hacking group has threatened to “release the leak gradually every week” and has revealed that the next release would be available this coming “Sunday 12 GMT.” The network, currently scrambling to fix the problem, has been notoriously secretive about revealing any “Game of Thrones” footage and plot points prior to an episode’s airing. Continue reading The Spoils of War: Hacks & Leaks Are Disrupting ‘Game Of Thrones’ at The Playlist.

Ever since it was first announced, HBO has been trying to put the cap back on the explosive “Confederate.” The illustrious  “Game Of Thrones” duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with Nichelle Tramble Spellman (“Justified,” “The Good Wife”) and Malcolm Spellman (“Empire”) have tried to explain the nuances of their show, which will take place in an alternate history of the United States where slavery still exists, without much luck. Continue reading HBO Defends ‘Confederate’ Against Viral Backlash at The Playlist.