You can thank the premature death of Luck for the quick renewals — and returns of Girls and Enlightened. (Both will return in January 2013.) "When we made the decision to pull the plug on Luck while they were in production on the second season, we did not have a backup plan," Michael Lombardo, HBO's president of programming, told reporters at Television Critics Association fall TV previews on Wednesday. "We have new shows coming up next year, but we did not have anything ready for that period." Both series will air their 10-episode second seasons with originals running through March.
HBO also came loaded with plenty of other announcements, including a film starring Larry David, a Rolling Stones documentary and the future of True Blood and Game of Thrones. Check it out:
Law & Order's Sam Waterston has joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot, TVLine.com reports.
Olivia Munn, Alison Pill sign on for Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot
The series stars Jeff Daniels as the co-anchor of a cable news show who must deal with a new team after his fellow host jumps ship for another job and takes most of the staff with him. Waterston will play...
Olivia Munn and Alison Pill have joined Aaron Sorkin's HBO pilot about a fictional cable news network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Munn, 30, and Pill, 25, join Jeff Daniels, who will play Will, the co-anchor of a cable news show who must...