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HBO Renews Game of Thrones for Seasons 5 and 6

Jack Gleeson

Winter is coming... for at least two more years.

Less than 48 hours after the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones, HBO has renewed the series for Seasons 5 and 6, the network announced Tuesday.

Sunday's fourth season premiere drew the biggest audience for an HBO show since the Sopranos finale in 2007.

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Game of Thrones By the Book: The Red Viper and Sexy New Daario

Pedro Pascal, Indira Varma

Hello, friends and bannermen. Game of Thrones kicked off its fourth season with plenty of swords and a few new players. How did it match up with the books? How did it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is based. It's meant to be a safe haven to discuss spoilers and changes from the novels and how they have played out or will play out in the TV series. Hanh Nguyen and Sadie Gennisare longtime fantasy fans of varying levels of geekiness who will sound off on all things Westerosi (and beyond!).

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SNL: How Did Anna Kendrick Do as Host?

Taran Killam, Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick handled hosting duties at Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend, in an episode that offered a few memorable moments among mostly mediocre sketches.

Highlights included the sure-to-go-viral music video "Dongs All Over the World," starring Kendrick, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Sasheer Zamata and Cecily Strong, as well as George R.R. Martin (Bobby Moynihan) stopping by "Weekend Update" to discuss the new Game of Thrones book he's working on.

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Inside Game of Thrones' Bloodiest Season Yet

Kit Harington

It's midnight on the chilly Northern Ireland set of Castle Black, Game of Thrones' military outpost where the Night's Watch is the kingdom of Westeros's only defense against its enemies — both human and supernatural — amassing beyond the colossal Wall that lines the north.

In the muddy, brazier-lit courtyard, swords clash as... read more

Game of Thrones By the Book: Season 4 Expectations, Hopes and Fears

Emilia Clarke

Hello, friends and bannermen. HBO's Game of Thrones kicks off its fourth season soon (Sunday, April 6, 9/8c), which means that it's time for more tragedy, treachery and Tyrion! But how will the series match up with the books? How will it differ?

This weekly chat series is for fans of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, upon which HBO's fantasy drama is ... read more

Teacher Threatens Disruptive Students with Game of Thrones Spoilers

Michelle Fairley

Well that's one way to keep kids in line!

In a move that would have made the scheming Tywin Lannister proud, a Belgian teacher has threatened students with revealing Game of Thrones spoilers if they wouldn't quiet down, according to the U.K.'s Telegraph.

Will there be a Game of Thrones movie?

After discovering that most of his students watch the HBO fantasy drama, the math teacher told his class that... read more

Will There Be a Game of Thrones Movie?

Emilia Clarke, Nathalie Emmanuel

Will Game of Thrones be coming to the big screen?

Author George R.R. Martin tells The Hollywood Reporter he's considering turning the HBO series into one or more films, noting that the scope of later books may exceed the parameters provided by television.

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Lost's Damon Lindelof Quits Twitter

Damon Lindelof

Apparently even ridiculously wealthy and successful showrunners can get their feelings hurt.

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof has quit Twitter one day after posting a mysterious and (purposefully?) unfinished message... read more

Keck's Exclusives: More Game of Thrones Wedding Drama

Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson

Following last season's brutally violent Red Wedding, HBO's Game of Thrones will present another colorful — and potentially tragic — marriage ceremony when Season 4 premieres in spring 2014.

"It's going to be the wedding of the year, and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season," promises the books' author, George R.R. Martin, of the marriage of King Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). "It's what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part."

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HBO Bosses: Newsroom Renewal Expected, Fates of True Blood, Thrones Revealed

Jeff Daniels

Just two episodes into Newsroom's second season, HBO's President of Programming Michael Lombardo and CEO Richard Plepler are confident that the Aaron Sorkin drama will soon be renewed for a third season.

"The odds are excellent," Lombardo said at Thursday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. "We're... read more

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