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HBO's Boss on Game of Thrones' End, Jon Stewart's New Series and a Female-Led Talk Show

But there's still hope for a Game of Thrones spin-off

Megan Vick

Game of Thronesis officially ending with Season 8.

HBO's president of programming Casey Bloys announced during his first presentation for the Television Critics Association fall previews that Game of Thrones will definitely end after the next two seasons. Bloys admitted that HBO would "take 10 seasons if we could," but show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been adamant that eight seasons was the right number.

Bloys also confirmed that the show's delayed production of Season 7 will take Game of Thrones out of Emmy contention in 2017. The panel's Game of Thrones news wasn't all bleak, though. A spin-off is absolutely not out of the question. "We've talked about it. I am certainly not opposed to it," he said. "There are no concrete plans for it at this point."

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Bloys also had a few other major announcements to make, including HBO's decision to put The Larry Sanders Show online in September. Here are the other important highlights from the panel.

Westworld premiere: The highly-anticipated series Westworld, an adaptation of the 1973 movie about killer robots from Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan, will premiere on Oct. 2 at 9/8c.

The Larry Sanders Show returns: HBO is bringing back the groundbreaking comedy series created by the late Garry Shandling this fall. All 83 episodes of The Larry Sanders Showwill be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals starting Friday, Sept. 23. The award-winning show will also air on HBO Comedy starting Monday, Sept. 26.

True Detective may live again: Bloys confirmed that he is not giving up on True Detective. "We are open to a third season. I think it's fair to say that Nic [Pizzolatto] doesn't have a take," he said. "We are open to someone else writing it and Nic overseeing it. It's not dead but we don't have the right take for a third season yet."

Curb Your Enthusiasm's return: HBO confirmed that Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm will begin production this fall and premiere in 2017. The returning cast is still pending.

Deadwood movie is still in development: The Deadwoodmovie is still in the works and Bloys confirms that a script is being written and a final decision will be made once it's in. "David [Milch, Deadwood creator] is writing the script," he said. "I haven't read it yet. I imagine it will be very good."

Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce has a premiere date: HBO announced that Divorce, a comedy starring the Sex and the City star as a woman going through a divorce, will debut on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10/9c. It will be paired with the series debut of Insecure, a comedy written and created by Issa Rae and about best friends trying to make it.

Cinemax's Quarry also has a premiere date: HBO's sister channel got in the news, too. Quarry, the stylish drama about a Vietnam War sniper who returns home to Washington D.C. and becomes a hitman, will debut Friday, Sept. 9 at 10/9c.

Jon Stewart's animated news show still on track for fall premiere: Jon Stewart is developing an "animated parody of a cable news network" for HBO under a four-year production deal. The idea is that Stewart will produce multiple animated shorts per day that respond to daily news in real time and be released on HBO's digital platform HBO NOW. "It will be Jon's voice, both his actual voice and tone," Bloys said. "My hope is that it will be up and running September or October, but its a big endeavor." The digital shorts will also be compiled into a show on HBO as well.

Real Time with Bill Maher renewed through 2018: HBO is renewing the political and news discussion series Real Time with Bill Maherthrough 2018, bringing the show's season total to 16. The news comes as the show currently averages 4.4 million viewers per episode in the election season -- the most since its premiere in 2003.

HBO is looking into a female-led talk show: While there's nothing officially in the works, Bloys said that HBO is very open to having a female-led talk show on the network. "It's not a plan, but it's a desire. I think it would be nice to have somebody other than white men in late night," he said.