The future is now at HBO.
The network announced Monday that it has ordered the impressive drama Westworld to series. Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld is an adaptation of the 1973 film of the same name about a futuristic amusement park. It was written and directed by Michael Crichton.
Although some viewers may be sad to see HBO's The Newsroom go with an abbreviated third and final season, at least one cast member is fine with it.
Robert Michael Morris
He Plays: Mickey Deane, personal hairdresser and trusty confidant to has-been actress Valerie Cherish (Lisa Kudrow) on the HBO comedy The Comeback. "Mickey isn't just a great friend to Valerie," Robert Michael Morris says. "He's much more like a mother — and he has the patience of a saint." Make that a Saint Bernard. "We should all have a pal who is as unconditionally loyal," he adds. "Fans always say, 'Valerie is so mean to Mickey!' but he doesn't see it that way. He would walk through fire for her."
Mourning the end of True Blood, fangbangers? Maybe this will help.
The True Blood complete series DVD and Blu-ray set is available Tuesday, and we have a sneak peek at the bonus features...
Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein
HBO's Getting On is the best show on TV you're not watching.
Adapted from the British series of the same name by Big Love co-creators Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer, the comedy stars Laurie Metcalf(Roseanne), Alex Borstein (MadTV, Family Guy) and Niecy Nash (Reno 911) as members of the medical staff at a geriatric extended care ward of fictitious Southern California hospital — a place where senior citizens go to die and the people who work there aren't sure what they're living for.
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Sure, that doesn't sound like a recipe for gut-busting laughter, which may be why HBO debuted the six-episode first season at the end of 2013 with little to no fanfare. "They didn't tell anyone that it was on!" Borstein tells TVGuide.com....
Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston
Given the anticipatory hype that preceded the 2012 debut of HBO's The Newsroom, it would have been hard to predict that the Aaron Sorkindrama would end the way it is — with a truncated third and final season that begins Sunday.
After two up-and-down years — the first season was met with decidedly harsh reviews, while the second was received more warmly despite some persisting flaws —and a very tidy Season 2 finale, it seemed Sorkin might be ready to just move on to something else. But after negotiating with HBO and bringing The Office's Paul Lieberstein on board, Sorkin & Co. decided they weren't quite finished...
Lena Dunham, Adam Driver
The trailer for Girls' upcoming fourth season is here and it seems, despite moving to Iowa, nothing has really changed for Hannah (Lena Dunham).
Jonathan Groff, Lena Dunham
Mark your calendars, Girls and Looking fans. You can get the new year underway with new episodes of the HBO series.
Nathan Fillion, Alex O'Loughlin, Matt McGorry
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What can you tell me about the Castle wedding? I can't wait! — Jenna
Owing to the complex story that precedes the nuptials — Castle experiences an alternate reality in which he's never met Beckett — the ceremony itself had to be scaled back considerably. "We came very close to doing the other version of the big wedding... and all the hoopla that's associated with that, and we knew that we didn't want to do quite the same thing," executive producer David Amann tells us. However, don't think that Castle's rush to the altar will scare Beckett — or make the moment any less magical. "[Beckett] doesn't necessarily know quite what has driven him to this point, but she's emotionally right there with him," Amann says. "It's a wonderful, wonderful moment, and we hope the fans share that view."
Can you give me any details on the 100th episode of Hawaii Five-0? — Brandon
As promised, the episode, which offers a glimpse of what McGarrett's life could have been without Five-0, (finally) gives some concrete answers about exactly how Wo Fat is connected to McGarrett and his mother....