• ‘South Park’ to air pandemic-themed special episode

    ‘South Park’ to air pandemic-themed special episode

    The pandemic is going down to South Park. Long-running Comedy Central cartoon “South Park” will return Sept. 30 with an hourlong Season 24 premiere about the coronavirus, according to Deadline. Aptly named “The Pandemic Special,” the show will focus on Kyle and Cartman heading back to school with masks on, and Randy dealing with a …
  • HBO Max mulls adding commercials to classic movies and select new shows

    HBO Max mulls adding commercials to classic movies and select new shows

    WarnerMedia’s new HBO Max streaming service is considering adding commercials to classic movies and some of its original content. The company has circulated a marketing survey to consumers, explaining that an ad-supported version of HBO Max could potentially carry two to four minutes of advertising per hour, according to Variety. While ads won’t likely appear …
  • Why ‘Vikings’ star Travis Fimmel returned to TV for ‘Raised By Wolves’

    Why ‘Vikings’ star Travis Fimmel returned to TV for ‘Raised By Wolves’

    After a three year break following his exit from “Vikings,” Travis Fimmel returns to TV in sci-fi epic “Raised By Wolves.” Premiering Thursday on HBO Max, the show is executive produced by Ridley Scott, who also directed the first two episodes. Set in the future, it follows two androids raising human children on a mysterious …
  • HBO Max pulls James Veitch comedy special after rape allegations

    HBO Max pulls James Veitch comedy special after rape allegations

    HBO has pulled a comedy special from British comedian James Veitch following a slew of rape and sexual assault allegations. Veitch has also been dropped by his agency WME and is set to be edited out of a Quibi series that he was hosting. The allegations were laid out in a long-form story, published Tuesday, …
  • ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion special set on HBO Max

    ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion special set on HBO Max

    The cast of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is reuniting at HBO Max to celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary. Series star Will Smith and series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro will all be part of the special, as will DJ Jazzy Jeff. It is set to tape …
  • ‘Pure’ star Charly Clive on how a brain tumor helped with sexy role

    ‘Pure’ star Charly Clive on how a brain tumor helped with sexy role

    For British actress Charly Clive’s first starring role, she plays a character who has intrusive X-rated thoughts. Currently out on HBO Max (and originally on the U.K’s Channel 4), “Pure” follows Marnie (Clive), a Scottish young woman who’s confused and ashamed by her how her vivid visualizations interrupt her daily life. She jumps on a …
  • ‘The West Wing’ reunion starring original cast coming to HBO Max

    ‘The West Wing’ reunion starring original cast coming to HBO Max

    President Josiah Bartlet will soon return to the small screen. That’s because “The West Wing” reunion special is in the works at HBO Max. No date has been announced yet, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it will air in the fall. The acclaimed NBC political drama’s cast and its creator Aaron Sorkin and executive …
  • ‘Blazing Saddles’ debuts on HBO Max with a new racism warning

    ‘Blazing Saddles’ debuts on HBO Max with a new racism warning

    HBO Max has added yet another informative introduction to one of its titles. When “Blazing Saddles” hit the network’s new platform on July 28, the Mel Brooks film kicks off not with its opening sequence, but rather an introduction by University of Chicago professor and TCM host Jacqueline Stewart. The intro, in which the “Silent …
  • Bob Greenblatt out at HBO-parent WarnerMedia as larger layoffs loom

    Bob Greenblatt out at HBO-parent WarnerMedia as larger layoffs loom

    WarnerMedia’s new chief executive is wasting no time putting his stamp on the film and TV giant behind “Game of Thrones” and “Aquaman.” Jason Kilar, best known as founding CEO of Hulu, sent three top WarnerMedia executives packing on Friday after his third month on the job, including Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment. Also …
  • ‘Friends’ reunion postponed again on HBO Max due to COVID-19

    ‘Friends’ reunion postponed again on HBO Max due to COVID-19

    Taping of the untitled unscripted “Friends” reunion special for HBO Max has been further delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Originally slated to film right after all production was shut down in mid-March because of the outbreak, it was pushed to May so the special could still be ready for HBO Max’s May 27 launch. …