Get ready to return to Westeros.
HBO announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated fifth season of Game of Thronesat the Television Critics Association winter previews on Thursday. The acclaimed fantasy drama will return on Sunday, April 12 at 9/8c.
Joining it on April 12 will be the second season premiere of Silicon Valley at 10/9c and the return of Veep at 10:30/9:30c. Additionally, Vice will return for its third season on March 6. Although a date has yet to be announced, HBO will be releasing its political comedy The Brink -- which stars Jack Black, Pablo Schreiber and Tim Robbins — this summer. Similarly, the Bessie Smith biopic starring Queen Latifah will debut in the spring.
In other HBO news, the network renewed Real Time with Bill Maherfor two more years, bringing the show to Seasons 14 and 15. Season 13 premieres on Friday at 10/9c.
Some of the documentaries coming this year will explore: the life of Frank Sinatra in two nights, Rosie O'Donnell's stand-up, the controversial religion of Scientology, former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, the Edward Snowden film CitizenFour, an unfinished WWII documentary about the concentration camps, the illustrator of the popular Eloise picture books, the Grim Sleeper serial killer, and the highly anticipated Andrew Jarecki's The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, among others.
Finally, HBO announced that comedian Tig Notaro, known best for bringing her breast cancer to the forefront in her stand-up, will star in her first special for HBO.What are you excited about on HBO this year?
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