TV Talk

HBO Has a New Head and Other TV News

by | May 26, 2016 | Comments

This week in TV news, Netflix and Hulu have casting announcements, HBO has a new head of programming, and more!


MORE CASTING ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE FOR NETFLIX’S UPCOMING REMAKE OF ONE DAY AT A TIME

ODAAT edit

Netflix has announced additional casting for its reboot of the classic Norman Lear sitcom One Day at a Time. Fiona Gubelmann (Wilfred) and Eric Nenninger (Malcolm in the Middle) have been added to the roster in recurring roles opposite Rita Moreno (West Side StoryThe Electric Company) and Justina Machado (Three Rivers, The Purge: Anarchy). The show will be a 13-episode multi-camera comedy about a former military, newly single Cuban-American mom raising two offbeat kids with some assistance from her traditional Cuban-born mother and the apartment manager known as Schneider. Other confirmed co-stars include Todd Grinnell and Stephen Tobolowsky.


HULU ORDERS UP SOME HARLOTS

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 29: Jury member actress Samantha Morton attends "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" Premiere and Opening Ceremony during the 69th Venice Film Festival at Palazzo del Cinema on August 29, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Jaeger-LeCoultre)
Samantha Morton (The Last Panthersand Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) have been announced as stars of the new series Harlots, a co-production between Hulu and ITV. Set in 18th century London, and based on the stories of real women, the series follows a madam (Morton), as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. Filming on the eight-episode order will begin this June in London.

NEW LEADER AT HBO

casey bloys girls hbo

Following the announcement of longtime HBO executive Michael Lombardo’s exit, it was revealed Casey Bloys will take over as head of programming at the premium network. Lombardo spent 33 years at the company, nine of which were in the top programming role. He will transition to a producer, with a marked deal at the cable network. Bloys, who has been with HBO since 2004, has spent most of his time with the company in the development arena. Bloys’ development projects at HBO included mostly comedy, where he presided over and shepherded several series, including hits Silicon Valley, Girls, Veep and Ballers. Let’s hope the shake up brings only more of what we love to the critically lauded and fan-favorite network. (Psst, Game of Thrones… forever?)


… SO NOW WESTWORLD IS BACK ON TRACK

Westworld
Westworld will finally be coming to HBO this fall. After months of delays, production halted in January and did not resume for three months. Troubles with Westworld and other projects, like David Fincher’s Utopia and Tom Hanks’ Lewis & Clark, led to HBO’s decision to replace network programming president Michael Lombardo with Development Executive Casey Bloys this week. Although no specific air date has been set for the fall, Westworld is set to premiere with three new HBO comedies: DivorceInsecure, and High Maintenance.
  • KCMOfan

    Silicon Valley and Girls are the best. GOT the best. Getting On was EXCELLENT!

Tag Cloud

PaleyFest Columbia Pictures Epix binge See It Skip It Starz Pirates Western Countdown DC Comics Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Musicals 24 frames Freeform Year in Review VICE TCM Mindy Kaling Disney Warner Bros. Ghostbusters Masterpiece TCA El Rey serial killer CMT what to watch CNN Rocky ratings FXX Biopics Sneak Peek Summer RT History TCA 2017 History 21st Century Fox Action Fall TV Drama LGBTQ science fiction medical drama Animation 2017 SDCC TLC Valentine's Day Grammys Ovation streaming VH1 Song of Ice and Fire Syfy unscripted 2015 BBC America crime thriller Teen E3 SundanceTV Martial Arts based on movie Star Wars BET politics Hulu Britbox discovery anime Holidays Country Disney Channel Showtime President GIFs TruTV finale CBS Premiere Dates Sundance 45 Superheroe Star Trek Nat Geo TNT YouTube Red Super Bowl Video Games IFC Films Comedy Central cops Spring TV FX Musical Rom-Com Oscars Mystery singing competition Sundance Now ITV transformers 2016 Logo Emmys cats ABC Character Guide Opinion docudrama The CW Extras Superheroes Sony Pictures dc technology Tumblr dramedy MTV First Look Reality Acorn TV CW Seed Comic Book justice league A&E Paramount Network 007 Fox News Box Office Shudder The Arrangement mutant Creative Arts Emmys crime drama USA Network Rock Toys E! supernatural Pixar Reality Competition NBC Photos Esquire Food Network Certified Fresh Cosplay Election Bravo Nominations TBS vampires Lucasfilm Walt Disney Pictures spy thriller ESPN comiccon robots San Diego Comic-Con Winter TV OWN sitcom CBS All Access Awards 20th Century Fox Watching Series Marvel period drama HBO TV Shondaland police drama aliens Christmas crime Red Carpet cults BBC doctor who biography Universal Amazon DC Universe Winners zombies romance Cartoon Network cinemax harry potter Dark Horse Comics Best and Worst Paramount Writers Guild of America Tomatazos Mary Tyler Moore YA psycho zombie historical drama Podcast talk show Pop travel TV Land Polls and Games Adult Swim golden globes WGN Trivia blaxploitation thriller Thanksgiving Music YouTube Premium Marathons APB Ellie Kemper sports Interview Netflix Spike political drama NYCC Kids & Family Infographic ABC Family festivals social media TIFF Sci-Fi boxoffice Horror USA Calendar Comedy dceu DirecTV IFC Apple diversity FOX DC streaming service AMC Lionsgate MSNBC Crackle GoT war National Geographic cooking Set visit Trailer adventure Fantasy composers jamie lee curtis Lifetime hist X-Men Nickelodeon crossover PBS GLAAD Schedule SXSW American Society of Cinematographers