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:
Rock legend Mick Jagger will serve as both host and musical guest on the May 19 season finale of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced Thursday.
Madonna is not the right choice for the Super Bowl halftime show, says KISS' Gene Simmons.
Madonna will perform on America's most-watched TV event.
The superstar songstress will be the halftime act during Super Bowl XLVI. Without any great fanfare, Bob Costas made the announcement — which had been rumored since October — after his weekly essay on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Susan Boyle has covered Broadway tunes, Rolling Stones and now she's taking on Depeche Mode.
Her latest cover of the band's song "Enjoy the Silence" is from her upcoming album, Someone to Watch Over Me, out Nov. 1.
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