The president of HBO programming, Michael Lombardo, addressed reporters Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. From making more Game of Thrones to bringing back Curb Your Enthusiasm to cancelling Looking, Lombardo covered a lot of ground. Also, is Jon Snow dead? Yes. Is Lombardo disappointed with True Detective? No. Here are the biggest HBO developments from TCA.


GAME OF THRONES WILL PROBABLY END AFTER EIGHT SEASONS

As Game of Thrones hunkers down to shoot season six in Belfast, the head of HBO programming shared that the show will probably go through season eight.

“‘Seven seasons and out’ has never been a part of the conversation,” Lombardo said. “The question is, how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do?” He elaborated that the fate of the series is dependent upon how long showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss want to keep going, but they are “feeling like there’s probably two more years after [season] six.”

As for the fate of Jon Snow, Lombardo said that Snow is definitely dead. “Dead is dead is dead. He be dead… [from] everything I’ve seen, heard and read, Jon Snow is indeed dead.” Of course, dead is “dead,” but does that mean dead is dead?

When asked if HBO would be interested in a Game of Thrones prequel, Lombardo told reporters that, while HBO is open to anything Benioff and Weiss want to do, they need to focus on the next few years of Thrones before planning an offshoot.

A reporter also asked Lombardo about the controversial violence in season five, which he explained was critical to the storytelling. “This show has had violence from the first episode,” Lombardo stated. “I can’t speak to any single person’s particular taste, but I think the show is phenomenal. It went to 20 million viewers this year; it went up over one million viewers from the prior season. The show continues to grow dramatically. There are no two showrunners who are more careful about not overstepping what they think the line is — and everybody has their own line.”


12 MILLION PEOPLE LIKE TRUE DETECTIVE, EVEN IF YOU DON’T

It’s been well established on Rotten Tomatoes that critics are far less enthusiastic about the second season of True Detective than the first– season one is Certified Fresh at 85 percent, while season two is only 65 percent. And that’s just fine by Lombardo, who defended the series, citing that it’s drawing 12 million viewers a week.

“I had been on vacation,” Lombardo said. “I came back today to see you, all and I became aware that some of you had tweeted [and] written some comments about True Detective — that you weren’t enjoying it as much as you thought you would… I think Nic [Pizzolatto] is one of the best writers working in television and motion pictures today.”

Lombardo also said that season two has an ending “as satisfying as any show I’ve seen,” which will air Sunday, August 9. As for season three, HBO wants to do it if Pizzolatto does. “I’ve already called him and told him if he wants to have a season three, let’s start talking.”


LARRY DAVID MIGHT NOT BE DONE WITH CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

Curb Your Enthusiasm fans have clung to the hope that Larry David might come back to HBO for another season, despite the lack of… well, enthusiasm from its creator, Larry David. HBO chief Lombardo, however, remains optimistic after meeting with David the day his Broadway premiere for Fish In The Dark. During that encounter, David showed Lombardo a notebook and asked, “Do you know what this is? This is the ‘next season’ notebook.”

Lombardo admitted that he hasn’t heard from David since, but that he’s fairly sure that there’s more to the Curb story.  “I don’t think it’s out of his system,” he said. “When he has something to say, he will come back. I certainly see this as a continuing dialogue with him — a long one, but a continuing one.”


EXPECT THE LOOKING MOVIE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2016

Due to low ratings, HBO cancelled its half hour dramedy Looking in March after two seasons, but promises to finish the story with a two-hour movie. Starring Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett, the Looking movie will appear sometime in the first half of 2016.

“Ending that show was, on a personal level, very painful for me,” Lombardo admitted. “I thought the show, creatively, was really doing something that I hadn’t seen on any other show, particularly dealing with gay lives… As a gay man, I was very proud that there was a show that felt like it was dealing very honestly and openly with gay men and their lives, without putting them into a comedic mode.”

The movie is written and production begins this fall.


THE SOPRANOS‘ CREATOR IS WORKING ON SOMETHING ‘PHENOMENAL’

For six years, HBO has teased a new project called A Ribbon of Dreams from Sopranos creator David Chase, and this week brings more encouragement.

“He’s writing. I have seen pages… I think there’s something phenomenal there,” Lombardo told reporters, explaining that, in part, the delay stems from deciding what form the project should take. “I think he was figuring out the format. Is it a miniseries, a limited series, or an open-ended series? What he showed us is basically two hours worth of material… and I trust I’ll see something by the end of the year, and we’ll go from there. But I fully expect we’ll be back up here during my tenure with David Chase and a new show.”

The title A Ribbon of Dream refers to an Orson Welles quote in which he described film as ‘a ribbon of dreams,’ and is about two young men who begin working in Hollywood in 1913 and eventually cross paths with some of the silver screen’s biggest names, including D.W. Griffith, John Ford, John Wayne, Billy Wilder, and Bette Davis.

This week in TV news, HBO hits a new platform, but fans are trying to save one of its cancelled shows. Plus, The Americans, House of Lies, New Girl, and Bloodline are coming back for new seasons, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are coming back to sketch comedy, and Full House is (maybe?) coming back as a new Netflix show!


Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Are Doing a New Sketch Comedy Show


Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk will reunite with his Mr. Show co-star David Cross for a new sketch comedy show called With Bob and David. Netflix ordered four half-hour episodes, plus one hourlong making-of special, which will tape while Odenkirk is in between seasons for Saul. A statement from Odenkirk and Cross described their new show: “After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEAL, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best: making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand-new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes and, most importantly, all new wigs.” Mr. Show With Bob and David fans have suspected a reunion following a tweet by cast member Paul F. Tompkins in December with a group photo and the caption “something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year.” Odenkirk is also executive producer of The Birthday Boys, a sketch comedy series currently airing on IFC.


Netflix Considers 13-episode Full House Reboot


According to TV Line in an article not published on April 1, Netflix is nearing a deal to produce 13 episodes of a Full House reboot. Going by the name Fuller House, the follow-up to the late-’80s ABC sitcom about the Tanner family in San Francisco would be “a multi-cam continuation of Full House to star Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. and Andrea Barber as her BFF Kimmy.” TV Line also reported that Full House stars John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget could make guest appearances, and that Stamos has a producer role as well. Jeff Franklin, who created the show, is expected to executive produce if Netflix orders the series, along with two of Full House‘s original producers Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett. Should this happen, Full House will join a number of decades-old shows facing a second life, including Coach, X-Files, and Twin Peaks.


New Girl, The Americans, House of Lies, and Bloodline Get More Seasons


This week, a number of networks granted their shows new seasons. Showtime greenlit dramedy House of Lies starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, which is expected to return in 2016 with 10 episodes. Fox’s New Girl will also get a season five, hitting its 100th episode next season and going into syndication on TBS and MTV. FX’s critically acclaimed Cold War drama The Americans will be back for a fourth season despite low ratings this year. And Netflix’s new drama Bloodline, from the team behind Damages and starring Kyle Chandler, got picked up for a second season, even though it only premiered two weeks ago. So there you go — four more shows to catch up on!


HBO Is Coming to Sling TV in Time for Game of Thrones

Sling TV, Dish Network’s over-the-top service that streams live television, will be adding HBO to its programming offerings in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. The HBO package will cost $15 (on top of the $20 subscription to Sling TV) and will include one HBO channel plus HBO’s on demand library. “Sling TV is bringing HBO to our customers on all of our supported devices in time for one of the most important TV moments of the year,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch. “HBO delivers hit shows and movies that TV viewers crave, and with this addition we’re adding another heavy hitter to a lineup that includes ESPN, AMC, TNT, and more.” No date is set yet for the service, but it will be available by Sunday, Apr. 12, when Game of Thrones premieres, along with season four of Veep and season two of Silicon Valley.


Fans Petition to Save Looking


Looking, HBO’s half-hour dramedy about young gay men living in San Francisco, was cancelled last week after two seasons — but fans are hoping HBO will reconsider. A new online petition is asking the network to save Looking and produce a third season, stating: “To some fans of the show, it is the truest representation of themselves on TV; for others, it is a rare opportunity to see characters that remind them of their friends, loved ones and fellow community-members.” HBO has plans to make a Looking special, but perhaps the petition, which currently has 47,000 signatures, will change their minds. Season one of Looking was Certified Fresh and season two is Fresh at 89 percent. You can view the petition here.


Better Call Saul ends its first season this month, so now you can watch every episode in one 10-hour binge (and then wait forever like the rest of us for season two). And there’s still time to catch up on comedies Louie and Silicon Valley, before they come back this month. For those of you curious about joining the Clone Club, now is the time to binge the first two seasons of Orphan Black in time for Apr. 18. These, and other recommendations are below to satisfy any binge-watching tastes this month!


Better Call Saul

What it is: Before he was Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad, Albuquerque’s shadiest (and funniest) lawyer was Jimmy McGill.

Why you should watch it: For people who like to watch everything at once, season one will be ready for you to view in its entirety after the finale on AMC, Tuesday, Apr. 7. Essential viewing for Breaking Bad fans, Better Call Saul is also a stand-alone drama, engrossing and darkly comic, with knock-out performances by Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks.

Where to watch: Every episode of season one is available on Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, Xbox Video, and Vudu.

Commitment: 10 hours.


Orphan Black

What it is: After seeing “herself” jump in front of a train, a young woman discovers she is a clone and, with the help of the others like her, falls into a conspiratorial whirlwind of mystery and deception.

Why you should watch it: Tatiana Maslany has received attention her performances as each clone, but that’s not the only reason to watch. Suspense, drama, action, and a touch of tongue-in-cheek humor make this one a must-see for fans of varying genres.

Where to watch: Orphan Black returns with its season three premiere on Apr. 18. Seasons one and two are available on Xfinity, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, Sony Playstation, Google Play, Xbox Video, and DirecTV. Both seasons are also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Commitment: 20 hours.


Sons of Anarchy

What it is: Kurt Sutter’s hit series from FX follows the exploits of the biker club SAMCRO, and its “president” Jax Teller (Charlie Hannum).

Why you should watch it: Sons of Anarchy rode off into the sunset earlier this year and left a legion of loyal fans and adoring critics in its wake. The Shakespearean themes of this gritty drama give poetic undertones to the violent lives (and deaths) of these characters.

Where to watch: Seasons one through six are streaming on Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. Season seven will debut on Netflix on Apr. 25. Every episode is also available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, Xbox Video, and Google Play.

Commitment: 85 hours.


Silicon Valley

What it is: In Mike Judge’s comedy set in Bay Area’s tech universe, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and his team of socially awkward developers make an app, catching the attention of the area’s billionaire investor.

Why you should watch it: Short and sweet, season one of Silicon Valley is an easy catch-up before season two premieres on Sunday, Apr. 12. The cast, featuring Middleditch, T.J. Miller, and Kumail Nanjiani, perfectly capture the oddball characters who rule the Internet.

Where to watch: Seaon one is available on HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, iTunes, Xbox Video, and DVD and Blu-ray.

Commitment: 4 hours.


Penny Dreadful

What it is: Penny Dreadful creates a frightening variant of Victorian London, where horrific figures from classic literature such as Dr. Frankenstein, the Creature, Dorian Grey co-exist and terrorize the city.

Why you should watch it: The gore is intensified by the element of high drama, earning season one a Certified Fresh Tomatometer score of 78 percent.

Where to watch: Penny Dreadful season two begins May 3 on Showtime. Seasons one is available on Showtime Anytime, iTunes, Vudu, and Amazon Instant Video. It’s also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Commitment: Eight hours.


Black Sails

What it is: This prequel to Treasure Island chronicles the rise of John Silver (Luke Arnold) and the adventures of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens).

Why you should watch it: The series, which just finished airing season two, takes a deeper look at the politics during the Golden Age of Piracy than the usual swashbuckling and copious use of the phrase, “Arrrrrr!”

Where to watch: Both seasons are streaming on Starz Play. Every episode is also available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

Commitment: 20 hours.


Looking

What it is: Three gay men ride the turbulent waves of the San Francisco dating scene while maintaining their friendships and careers.

Why you should watch it: Though recently canceled, season two of Looking begins streaming on iTunes on Apr. 20. Its honest depiction of sexual and emotional issues grabbed critics’ attention with season one, which is Certified Fresh at 89 percent, and continued to impress critics and fans (currently petitioning for its revival) throughout its short run.

Where to watch: Seasons one and two are available on HBO Go and iTunes (season two iTunes as of Apr. 20). Season one is also available on Vudu, Google Play, YouTube, X Box Video, and Amazon Instant Video. Season one is available on Blu-ray and DVD (season two is available for pre-order).

Commitment: Nine hours.


Manhattan

What it is: A family drama set in Los Alamos, NM, portrays the development of the Manhattan Project and the invention of the atomic bomb.

Why you should watch it: Manhattan uses the government’s top secrecy to explore drama and intrigue on a family level. It also drives you to root for this band of scientists struggling with the dilemma of creating such a fearsome weapon, and not being able to tell their loved ones about it.

Where to watch: Season one is available on Hulu Plus, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video ,and YouTube Purchase.

Commitment: 13 hours.


Louie

What it is: In this quasi-autobiographical FX series, Louis CK plays himself, a stand-up comedian and single dad living in New York City.

Why you should watch it: Louis CK’s encapsulation of the human experience is at once hilarious and sad and his hometown of The Big Apple is the perfect setting for examining everything wonderful, awful, and downright weird about people.

Where to watch: Seasons one through four are available with a subscription to Amazon Prime and Netflix. All four seasons are also available on Google Play, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, XBox Video, and DVD.

Commitment: 27 hours, and with season five coming to FX on Apr. 9, you better start now!


The X-Files

What it is: FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigate unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder wants to believe, but Scully is a skeptic.

Why you should watch it: With the announcement of an X-Files reboot, there’s no time like to present to familiarize yourself with the show — especially if you’re a fan of aliens, conspiracies, unexplained phenomena, or just really good mysteries.

Where to watch: All nine seasons of The X-Files are available on DVD and streaming on Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and Netflix. You can also download every episode from iTunes and Vudu.

Commitment: 154 hours.


Which of these shows would you recommend to a friend? Let us know in the comments section below!

Piggybacked on the season three premiere of Girls, Looking‘s debut was slated to be for thirtysomething San Franciscan gays what Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath is for fledgling female millennials: a mirror. With its promising slogan, “Find something real,” the series by-and-large succeeded in portraying the contemporary queer experience. Now the boys are back for a second go-round on Sunday, Jan. 11, giving you just enough time to plow through season one and fall for Jonathan Groff’s Patrick Murray all over again.

Looking

Looking

What’s the premise? Patrick (Groff) works for a video game developer in San Francisco, navigating the waters of love and sex with bashful earnestness and cringe-inducing naiveté.

What’s it like? Looking is a queer series driven not by the provocative and promiscuous glitz of Queer as Folk, nor by the painfully bubbly zeal of The New Normal; rather, Looking finds solace in the sedate subtleties of its leading men’s day-to-day. It’s quiet and introspective, putting conversation and character above all else. Looking‘s unfettered tranquility is the sort of production that unwise viewers meet with a yawn, but we promise it’s worth it. Patrick and his best friends Dom (Murray Bartlett) and Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez), will soon enough have you empathizing with their maddening missteps and young adult misgivings. Get to know them, and you’ll be begging they stick around longer than their eight-episode allotment.

Where can I see it? The full first season is available to stream for HBO subscribers on HBO Go; it is also available on Blu-ray and DVD.

How long will it take? Looking has eight 30-minute episodes, so binge season one in about four hours to be caught up for Sunday’s premiere.

What do the critics think? As is the case for most series catered to a niche audience, viewers from within that group will often bemoan that this, that, or the other does not reflect their personal experience. Such was the case for a handful of critics upon Looking‘s premiere. With the exception of those apprehensive few, however, Looking was subject to a positive reception and season one is Certified Fresh at 89 percent. In his review, Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter targeted the series’ naysayers specifically, saying that a show does not have to be the truth to be relatable and representative, simply a truth. “Sometimes viewers forget that a television series can be about these people, in this time, living their own stories,” Goodman wrote. “Fortunately, gay audiences have a pretty good track record of realizing that they are too diverse to be covered completely in any one show, even if it’s a show like Looking that does an excellent job of highlighting the contemporary gay experience of three friends in San Francisco.”

Why should I watch this? Looking is a series for everyone. It’s easy to put it in its box, slap a big “Gay” sticker on it, and stow it away in the attic, but non-LGBT viewers would be missing out on one of television’s truest gems. You don’t have to hold it to the light to see its refracted rainbows — it certainly wears its pride colors on its sleeve — but more than a gay series, Looking is a human one that happens to be about gay men. In the first eight episodes alone, you’ll run the rounds of love and hate for Patrick, Dom, and Agustín, but that’s because they’re as flawed and frustrating as any other man in your life. It’s not escapist television, but for those who are looking for perspective in their own life and their own relationships. We won’t ruin any of the details here, but be prepared to fall head-over-heels for Richie, Patrick’s season-long love interest who’s heartbreakingly realized by actor Raúl Castillo. And as Dom’s comically candid gal pal Doris, Lauren Weedman gives Jennifer Lawrence a run for her “I-wish-you-were-my-best-friend” money. Plus the series’ frank discussions of sex, race, and class make for fascinatingly authentic moments and dilemmas without being overly preachy or sentimental.

What’s my next step? To continue your binge on humanist homosexuality, your next step should be writer-director Andrew Haigh’s 2011 gay indie, Weekend. It’s no coincidence that Haigh was tapped to executive produce Looking alongside showrunner Michael Lannan. For more gay narratives along the lines of Looking, web series like Adam Goldman’s much-loved The Outs will also be right up your alley. Also, HBO scored high marks last year with their original movie, The Normal Heart, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts and won the Emmy for outstanding TV movie in 2014.

Are you ready to look into Looking? Tell us why in the comments below!


O.M.G. Can the winter finale of How to Get Away With Murder be topped? Is Marvel’s Agent Carter going to give the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents a run for their money? Will Better Call Saul cook up something satisfying for Jonesing Breaking Bad fans? We don’t know yet, but it won’t be long before some of our favorite TV shows shake things up again. And with a sizable collection of new shows joining the winter roster, who would want to leave the cozy confines of home to pursue more chilly activity outdoors?

Here’s the list of the new and returning shows this winter — plus a look ahead to spring. Keep checking back for updated Tomatometer coverage of your favorite shows — but don’t forget those shows you love to hate!

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January

 

Thursday, Jan. 1

Lucas Bros. Moving Co. season two premiere, FXX

Stone Quackers series premiere, FXX

Sunday, Jan. 4

Galavant mini-series premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

Madam Secretary season one return, 8 p.m., NBC

The Celebrity Apprentice season 14 premiere, 9 p.m., NBC

Downton Abbey season five U.S. premiere, 9 p.m., PBS

The Good Wife season six return, 9 p.m., CBS

Resurrection season two return, 9 p.m., ABC

Monday, Jan. 5

The Bachelor season 19 premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

Gotham season one return, 8 p.m., FOX
Sleepy Hollow season two return, 9 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, Jan. 6
Marvel’s Agent Carter series premiere, 8 p.m., ABC

Pretty Little Liars season five-B premiere, 8 p.m., ABC Family

Switched at Birth season four premiere, 9 p.m., ABC Family

Cougar Town season six premiere, 10:30 p.m., TBS

Wednesday, Jan. 7

American Idol season 14 premiere, 8 p.m., FOX

Empire series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX
Modern Family season six return, 9 p.m., ABC
black-ish season one return, 9:30 p.m., ABC
Hindsight series premiere, 10 p.m., VH1

Thursday, Jan. 8

Archer season six premiere, 10 p.m., FX

Babylon series premiere, 10 p.m., Sundance TV
Parenthood season six return, 10 p.m., NBC
Portlandia season five premiere, 10 p.m., IFC

Friday, Jan. 9

Cold Justice season three premiere, 8 p.m., TNT
Glee season six premiere, 8 p.m., FOX

Masters of Illusion season two premiere, 8 p.m., CW

Banshee season three premiere, 10 p.m., Cinemax

Comedy Bang! Bang! season four premiere, 11 p.m., IFC

Saturday, Jan. 10
The Missing season one finale, 9 p.m., Starz

Sunday, Jan. 11

Shameless season five premiere, 9 p.m., Showtime

Girls season four premiere, 9 p.m., HBO

Togetherness series premiere, 9:30 p.m., HBO

House of Lies season four premiere, 10 p.m., Showtime

Looking season two premiere, 10 p.m., HBO

Revenge season four return, 10 p.m., ABC

Episodes season four premiere, 10:30 p.m., Showtime

Monday, Jan. 12

Eye Candy series premiere, 10 p.m., MTV

Tuesday, Jan. 13
Kroll Show season three premiere, Comedy Central
Parks and Recreation season seven premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Melissa & Joey season four premiere, 8 p.m., ABC Family

Baby Daddy season four premiere, 8:30 p.m., ABC Family

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season ten premiere, 10:00 p.m., FXX
Stalker season one return, 10 p.m., CBS
Workaholics season five premiere, 10 p.m., Comedy Central

Broad City season two premiere, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central
Man Seeking Woman series premiere, 10:30 p.m., FXX
Web Therapy season four return, 11 p.m., Showtime

Friday, Jan. 16
The Fall season two premiere, 12:01 a.m., Netflix

Constantine season one return, 8:00 p.m., NBC
World’s Funniest Fails series premiere, 8 p.m., FOX
12 Monkeys series premiere, 9 p.m., SyFy
Grimm season four return, 9 p.m., NBC
Helix season two premiere, 10 p.m., SyFy

Saturday, Jan. 17

The Musketeers season two, 9 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Jan. 18

Grantchester series premiere, 10 p.m., PBS

Monday, Jan. 19
The Fosters season 2B premiere, 8 p.m., ABC Family
The Originals season two return, 8 p.m., CW
Chasing Life season 1B premiere, 9 p.m., ABC Family

Jane the Virgin season one return, 9 p.m., CW
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore series premiere, 11:30 p.m., Comedy Central

Tuesday, Jan. 20

The Flash season one return, 8 p.m., CW
Supernatural season 10 return, 9 p.m., CW
Justified season six premiere, 10 p.m., FX

Wednesday, Jan. 21
Arrow season three return, 8 p.m., CW
The 100 season two return, 9 p.m. CW
American Horror Story: Freak Show season finale, 10 p.m. FX

Thursday, Jan. 22
The Vampire Diaries season six return, 8 p.m., CW
Backstrom series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX
Reign season two return, 9 p.m., CW

Saturday, Jan. 24
Black Sails season two premiere, 9 p.m., Starz

Sunday, Jan. 25
Sons of Liberty mini-series premiere, 9 p.m., History Channel

Tuesday, Jan. 27
Sirens season two premiere, 10 p.m., USA

Wednesday, Jan. 28
The Americans season three premiere, 10 p.m., FX
Suits season four premiere, 10 p.m., USA

Thursday, Jan. 29

Grey’s Anatomy season eleven return, 8 p.m., ABC

Scandal season four return, 9 p.m., ABC
Fortitude series premiere, 10 p.m., Pivot
How to Get Away with Murder season one return, 10 p.m., ABC

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February

 

Sunday, Feb. 1
The Blacklist season two return, Post-Superbowl (regularly airs Thursdays at 9 p.m.), NBC

Monday, Feb. 2
Being Mary Jane season two premiere, 10 p.m., BET
Foyle’s War season eight premiere, AcornTV

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Fresh Off the Boat series premiere, 8:30 p.m. (regularly airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.), ABC
Nashville season three return, 10 p.m., ABC

Thursday, Feb. 5
Allegiance series premiere, 10 p.m., NBC

Sunday, Feb. 8
The Jinx: The Lives and Deaths of Robert Durst docu-mini-series premiere, 8 p.m., HBO
The Walking Dead season five return, 9 p.m., AMC
Better Call Saul series premiere, 10 p.m. (regularly airs Mondays at 10 p.m.), AMC

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Schitt’s Creek series premiere, 10 p.m., TVGN

Thursday, Feb. 12
The Slap mini-series premiere, 8 p.m., NBC

Friday, Feb. 13
Bosch series premiere, Amazon Prime

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Rizzoli & Isles season five return premiere, 9 p.m., TNT

Thursday, Feb. 19
The Odd Couple series premiere, 8:30 p.m., CBS

Two and a Half Men one-hour series finale, 9 p.m., CBS
Vikings season three premiere, 10 p.m., History Channel

Monday, Feb. 23
The Voice season eight premiere, 8 p.m., NBC
The Night Shift season two premiere, 10 p.m., NBC

Friday, Feb. 27
House of Cards season three premiere, 12 a.m., Netflix

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March

 

Sunday, Mar. 1

Once Upon a Time season four return, 8 p.m., ABC
The Last Man on Earth series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX
Secrets and Lies series premiere, 9 p.m., ABC
Battle Creek series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

Monday, Mar. 2
The Following season three premiere, 8 p.m., FOX

Tuesday, Mar. 3
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two return, 9 p.m., ABC

Wednesday, Mar. 4
Broadchurch season two premiere, 10 p.m., BBC America
CSI: Cyber series premiere, 10 p.m., CBS

Thursday, Mar. 5
American Crime series premiere, 10 p.m., ABC
Dig series premiere, USA

Friday, Mar. 6
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series premiere, Netflix

Monday, Mar. 9
Bates Motel season three premiere, 9 p.m., A&E
The Returned series premiere, 10 p.m., A&E

Tuesday, Mar. 10
Powers series premiere, Playstation Plus

Tuesday, Mar. 17
Community season six premiere, Yahoo Screen
iZombie series premiere, 9 p.m., CW
Undateable season two premiere, 9 p.m., NBC
One Big Happy series premiere, 9:30 p.m., NBC

Friday, Mar. 20
Bloodline series premiere, Netflix

Thursday, Mar. 26
Bones season 10 return, 8 p.m., FOX

Sunday, Mar. 29
Call the Midwife season four premiere, 8 p.m., PBS
Mr. Selfridge season three premiere, 9 p.m., PBS

Tuesday, Mar. 31
Weird Loners series premiere, 9:30 p.m., FOX
Younger series premiere, 10 p.m., TVLand

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Spring 2015

 

Thursday, Apr. 2

The Red Road season two premiere, 10 p.m., SundanceTV

Saturday, Apr. 4

Outlander season one return, 9 p.m., Starz

Sunday, Apr. 5

A.D. series premiere, 9 p.m., NBC
Mad Men season seven return, 10 p.m., AMC

Thursday, Apr. 9
The Comedians series premiere, 10 p.m., FX
Louie season five premiere, 10:30 p.m., FX

Friday, Apr. 10

Marvel’s Daredevil series premiere, Netflix
Cedric’s Barber Battle series premiere, 8 p.m. CW
The Messengers series premiere, 9 p.m., CW

Sunday, Apr. 12

Game of Thrones season five premiere, HBO
Silicon Valley season two premiere, HBO
Veep season four premiere, HBO

Saturday, Apr. 18

Orphan Black season three premiere, 9 p.m., BBC America

Sunday, Apr 26

Happyish series premiere, 9:30 p.m., Showtime

Wednesday, Apr 29

Casual Vacancy mini-series, 8 p.m., HBO

Sunday, May 3

Penny Dreadful season two premiere, 10 p.m., Showtime

Friday, May 8

Grace and Frankie series premiere, Netflix

Thursday, May 14

Wayward Pines series premiere, 9 p.m., FOX

Thursday, May 21

Beauty and the Beast season three premiere, CW

Monday, June 8

Odd Mom Out series premiere, Bravo

TBD Winter/Spring

Hannibal season three premiere, NBC
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell series premiere 2015, BBC America

Salem season two premiere, April 2015, WGN America

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The OFCS, which is hosted right here at Rotten Tomatoes and (full disclosure) includes yours truly as a member, announced their year-end nominations yesterday … and we hope you’ll find a few solid surprises among the more familiar (yet obviously deserving) nominees. The winners will be announced on Monday the 16th.

BEST PICTURE

Brokeback Mountain
Crash
Good Night, and Good Luck.
A History of Violence
Munich

BEST DIRECTOR

George Clooney, Good Night, and Good Luck.
David Cronenberg, A History of Violence
Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain
Peter Jackson, King Kong
Steven Spielberg, Munich

BEST ACTOR

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote
Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow
Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain
Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line
David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck.

BEST ACTRESS

Joan Allen, The Upside of Anger
Felicity Huffman, Transamerica
Keira Knightley, Pride & Prejudice
Naomi Watts, King Kong
Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Matt Dillon, Crash
Paul Giamatti, Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain
William Hurt, A History of Violence
Mickey Rourke, Sin City

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Amy Adams, Junebug
Maria Bello, A History of Violence
Catherine Keener, Capote
Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener
Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Woody Allen, Match Point
Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale
George Clooney and Grant Heslov, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco, Crash
Jim Jarmusch, Broken Flowers

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Jeffrey Caine, The Constant Gardener
Dan Futterman, Capote
Tony Kushner & Eric Roth, Munich
Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana, Brokeback Mountain
Josh Olson, A History of Violence

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Christopher Doyle, Kwan Pun Leung and Yiu-Fai Lai, 2046
Robert Elswit, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Emmanuel Lubezki, The New World
Rodrigo Prieto, Brokeback Mountain
Robert Rodriguez, Sin City

BEST EDITING

Michael Kahn, Munich
Stephen Mirrione, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Robert Rodriguez, Sin City
Ronald Sanders, A History of Violence
Claire Simpson, The Constant Gardener

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

James Newton Howard, King Kong
James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, Batman Begins
James Horner, The New World
Gustavo Santaolalla, Brokeback Mountain
John Williams, Munich

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Aristocrats

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Grizzly Man
March of the Penguins
Murderball

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE (NON-ENGLISH) FILM

Cache
Downfall
Kung Fu Hustle
Oldboy
2046

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Howl’s Moving Castle
Madagascar
Robots
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

BEST BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER

Judd Apatow, The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Craig Brewer, Hustle & Flow
Paul Haggis, Crash
Bennett Miller, Capote
Joe Wright, Pride & Prejudice

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Nathan Fillion, Serenity
Georgie Henley, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Tony Jaa, Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior
Q’Orianka Kilcher, The New World
Owen Kline, The Squid and the Whale

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