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HBO TV Show Ratings (updated 12/23/14)

19 hours ago | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

While HBO execs aren't tied to the ratings like regular commercial channels, they have to air programs that will keep viewers subscribed. Which of their shows will be cancelled or renewed? We'll have to wait and see.

Scripted HBO shows listed: Boardwalk Empire, The Comeback, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Jonah from Tonga, The Leftovers, Looking, The Newsroom, Silicon Valley, True Blood, True Detective, and Veep.

Last update: Most recent ratings for The Comeback added.

There's lots of data that HBO execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series. The ratings for initial airings don't play as large a role as they do on commercial stations but they are still an indication of how popular a show is. Here's an updated listing of HBO's recent/current primetime scripted shows. »


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Quotes of the Week: The 100, NCIS: La, Vanderpump, Freak Show and More

21 December 2014 11:28 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Stockings not yet hung by the chimney with care? Fret not.

Grab a cup of spiked egg nog, put your feet up and forget about your mile-long to-do list by reading TVLine’s Quotes of the Week!

This time around we’ve got some teenage shame courtesy of Mom, a good luck charm on Jane the Virgin, political humor on Kimmel and Fallon, hashtag confusion on The Comeback and facial recognition on Young and the Restless.

Plus, you’ll find double doses of NCIS: Los Angeles, Getting On, The McCarthys and Bob’s Burgers — as well as a triple shot »

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Rob Lowe Tackles an Issue That Will Touch Your Heart

19 December 2014 12:41 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There comes a time in every child’s life when they have to sit down with mom and dad to have the talk. It can be awkward. It can be uncomfortable. But it’s necessary to talk about: Long term care.

What talk did you think we meant?

News: Rob Lowe opens up about his time in rehab to Oprah


We wouldn’t fault you if that wasn’t the first thing that came to mind. It’s not a “hot” issue that many stars are tackling or that many people think about, unless it’s already affecting their life, or they’re big fan of HBO’s Getting On.

Dubbed “the adult birds and the bees,” long term care is an issue Rob Lowe is trying to get people to talk about. And he and Maria Shriver start it by sitting down for a touching discussion for Genworth in which they both open up about »

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Why'd SNL Snub Sherlock? Was Once a Bit Sketchy? Did White Collar Call for a Pretty Cameo? And More TV Qs

19 December 2014 10:35 AM, PST | | See recent news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Once Upon a Time, Hart of Dixie, NCIS and White Collar!

1 | Should we read anything into the fact that Saturday Night Live host Martin Freeman omitted Sherlock from his list of credits during the monologue? Which of Taran Killam’s impressions was more impressive: Alan Rickman or Gollum? And has the show offered up a less funny sketch this season than the inscrutable “Pine River Lodge Tree Lighting” (with Freeman and Kenan Thompson »

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Cancelled or Renewed? HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz TV Shows Status

7 December 2014 12:19 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Below, you’ll find a list of HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Showtime’s recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status. To see a series’ ratings and how many episodes have aired (if any), click the links in the middle column (where available).

Shows covered include: Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Black Sails, The Comeback, Da Vinci's Demons, Magic City, Marco Polo, Outlander, Power, Californication, Episodes, Homeland, House of Lies, Masters of Sex, Next Stop for Charlie, Nurse Jackie, Penny Dreadful, Ray Donovan, Shameless, Web Therapy, Ballers, The Brink, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Enlightened, Game of Thrones, Getting On, Girls, Hello Ladies, Ja'mie: Private School Girl, Jonah From Tonga, Looking, The Newsroom, Togetherness, True Blood, True Detective, Veep, Banshee, The Knick, Strike Back, »


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HBO’s The Comeback Is a Ratings Flop

1 December 2014 1:15 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Apparently audiences don’t cherish HBO’s The Comeback as much as reviewers. Despite critical kvelling on its behalf, HBO’s revival of the Lisa Kudrow comedy has turned out to be a ratings dud. After debuting to a disappointing 368,000 viewers on November 9 — and that’s counting same-day viewing as well as three days’ worth of DVR replays as tallied by Nielsen — The Comeback averaged just 230,000 viewers for its November 16 episode and 260,000 viewers on November 23. To put that number in perspective, for the past two weeks, The Comeback has ranked as the least-watched original scripted series on all of cable, drawing fewer eyeballs than Starz’s Saturday import The Missing (279,000 viewers on Nov. 23) or BBC America’s Atlantis (431,000). Even HBO’s own ratings-challenged comedy Getting On has pulled a larger crowd, with the November 23 episode bringing in 400,000 viewers and building on its Comeback lead-in. »

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Matador Cancelled by El Rey Network

28 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

It’s game over for El Rey Network’s Matador.

The action-drama series, which starred Gabriel Luna as Tony Bravo, a soccer player and CIA mole, has been cancelled after one season, our sister site Deadline is reporting.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

This decision will likely come as a surprise to Matador fans, as the series was picked up for a second season before it premiered in July. According to Deadline, Matador performed well in the U.S., but the network had hoped for more international success.

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The Televerse #168- 2014 Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee

18 November 2014 12:34 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With so many eventful episodes of TV airing, it’s another long podcast this week. First we start with the comedies, including the still fantastic Jane the Virgin. Then we talk genre, including Supernatural’s musical 200th episode, and we round out our week in TV with the dramas, including a twisty The Affair, revealing The Good Wife, and series-best The Newsroom. Afterward, Ryan McGee from ScreenCrush, HitFix, Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan, and The Not Ready for Primetime Podcast returns to the DVD Shelf to break down what has been a fantastic year for freshman comedies.

Our Week in Comedy (14:50-26:17): Kate’s Roundup (blackish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Selfie), Getting On, Jane the Virgin

Our Week in Genre (27:13-42:09): Kate’s Roundup (Agents of Shield, The Legend of Korra, Sleepy Hollow), American Horror Story: Freak Show, Supernatural

Our Week in Drama (43:10-1:14:56): Kingdom, »

- Kate Kulzick

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HBO releases the cheeky teaser for ‘Looking’ season two

14 November 2014 7:08 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

HBO’s Looking released its season two teaser early this week alongside the new trailers for The Newsroom,  The Comeback and Getting On. Despite its lukewarm reviews, Looking has been renewed for a new season bringing back the fan favorites of Lauren Weedman playing quick mouthed Doris and sexy Russle Tovey playing Kevin. The homosexual dramedy Looking illustrates the difficulties of navigating relationships and sexual encounters in modern society. Looking returns on January 11 following the premiere of the new season of Girls. Watch the teaser below:

The post HBO releases the cheeky teaser for ‘Looking’ season two appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Tamarah Scott

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Contest: Win HBO’s Getting On Season 1 on Blu-ray or DVD

13 November 2014 8:02 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

HBO's Getting On, a remake of a British series starring Jo Brand, examines the dysfunctional staff of a beleaguered hospital through six hilarious episodes. Thanks to HBO, we have a handful of Getting On: The Complete First Season prizes that are now available in stores and up for grabs in this contest.

One lucky winner will take home Getting On: The Complete First Season starring Laurie Metcalf, Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein and Mel Rodriguez on Blu-ray and Digital HD Combo. Two additional winners will each score Getting On: The Complete First Season on DVD. Both versions include exclusive deleted scenes and a gag reel.

For a chance to win one of these Getting On prizes, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. »

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New to Blu-ray: How To Train Your Dragon 2, Batman: The Complete TV Series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions, and More

12 November 2014 7:43 AM, PST | | See recent news »

This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the best animated films of the year, a wrap-up for a recently cancelled TV series, a classic TV show on Blu-ray for the first time ever, a musical from Clint Eastwood, and more.  Briefly: How to Train Your Dragon 2 [Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD] - $18.99 (51% off) Batman The Complete TV Series Limited Edition Blu-ray - $174.99 (35% off) Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions [Blu-ray] - $32.99 (28% off) True Blood: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - $159.99 (47% off) Tammy Extended Cut (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $19.99 (44% off) Jersey Boys (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) - $19.99 (44% off) James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D [Blu-ray] - $14.99 (40% off) Labor Day (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $13.69 (38% off) Let's Be Cops [Blu-ray] - $19.99 (50% off) Mood Indigo [Blu-ray] - $23.31 (22% off) I Am Ali (Blu-ray + Digital HD with UltraViolet)- $14.99 (44% off) Getting On: Season 1 Bd + Digital HD [Blu-ray] - $35.98 (10% off)

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- Adam Chitwood

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Getting On Bloopers Will Make Your Day—Watch the Gag Reel!

10 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There's a show on TV that is so subtle, smart and hilarious. It's called Getting On and it just began its second six-episode season on HBO. In addition to the new season, you can catch up with the full first season out on DVD on Tuesday. We have an exclusive—and hilarious—look at what you've been missing in the form of one great Getting On gag reel. The series, created by Big Love's Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer and based on the UK series created by Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, Mel Rodriguez and Niecy Nash as staffers at a beleaguered geriatric extended care facility. More: Getting On is the best show you're not »

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Best in show: your favourite canine TV faces

8 November 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdines new sitcom Puppy Love comes to BBC4, we look at dog stars down the decades

Thursday sees the arrival of splendid new sitcom Puppy Love on BBC4. Created by Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine of Getting On pedigree, its about a dog-training class on the Wirral called For All Your Dogging Needs. What better excuse to remember and rate TVs top dogs? Real ones, none of your cartoon canines sorry, Scoob and Snoop

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- Michael Hogan

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TV Review: ‘The Comeback’

6 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prescient in several key respects, “The Comeback” felt a tad inside baseball when it made its debut in 2005, chronicling the misadventures of a desperately needy sitcom star, seeking rebirth through a reality show and what turned out to be secondary part in a new comedy. Frequently aggravating, the series nevertheless ended on a perfectly attuned note, cleverly charting a path toward media career reclamation that came through abject humiliation. HBO has rather boldly revived the concept, but the new episodes don’t really advance the ball — reflecting a project so meta and self-referential as to risk swallowing its own tail.

Once again, Lisa Kudrow (who shares exec producing credit with “Sex and the City’s” Michael Patrick King and Dan Bucatinsky) plays the pinched-voice Valerie Cherish, whose perpetual smile scarcely masks her maddening mix of insecurity and entitlement, and only accentuates her total lack of self-awareness. The extended premiere does »

- Brian Lowry

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Interstellar,' 'Big Hero 6,' 'The Newsroom,' & More (Video)

6 November 2014 6:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Matthew McConaughey attempts to save the human race in Christopher Nolan's space epic "Interstellar," a young prodigy and his robot friend, Baymax, become crime fighters in Disney's "Big Hero 6," and three shows return to HBO, back to back, on Sunday night: "The Newsroom," "The Comeback," and "Getting On."

Also in theaters this weekend: "The Theory of Everything" tells the extraordinary story of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his relationship with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). In "Jessabelle," the titular character returns to her childhood home to recover from a horrific accident only to find a long-tormented spirit awaiting her return. "The Better Angels" tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana and the hardships, tragedy, and women that shaped him. "On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter" chronicles the international sport of motorcycle racing. The documentary was inspired by Bruce Brown's 1971 "On Any Sunday. »

- Jonny Black

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Fall 2014 TV Guide: November Premiere Dates

31 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

October might be over, but there are still plenty of television premieres to mark on your calendar, and November is delivering in a big way! Some of our favorite reality shows are making their triumphant return this month, and there are even a few brand new scripted series to check out. Naturally, Moviefone's rounded up a day-by-day schedule of premieres so you can completely plan your month around television, so check out what's on in November right here, right now!

Note: brand new shows are in bold, and we included previews from a few shows we're especially excited about.

November 2 9/8c Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons (E!) 9/8c Olive Kitteridge (HBO) 10/9c House of Dvf (E!)

November 3 9/8c Vanderpump Rules (Bravo) 10/9c Euros of Hollywood (Bravo)

November 4 8/7c MasterChef Junior (Fox)

November 5 8/7c The 48th Annual Cma Awards (ABC)

10/9c The Game (BBC) 10/9c Snookie & Jwoww (MTV) *final season »

- Mehera Bonner

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The Divide Cancelled by We tv

30 October 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The verdict is in: We tv’s The Divide — the network’s first original scripted series — will not be getting a second season.

Related Cable Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

Created by Richard Lagravenese and Scandal‘s Tony GoldwynThe Divide explored the complexities of the American justice system from the perspectives of its various participants. Among the stars were Marin Ireland (Homeland), Chris Bauer (True Blood) and Nia Long (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).

The drama wrapped its eight-episode first season on Aug. 27.

TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard has been updated. »

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Olivia Munns favourite TV

27 October 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor, model and comedian on her gogglebox whoas and woes

A show I absolutely love is [the Us remake of] Getting On. Its about the people who work in the geriatric unit of a hospital and is the funniest show Ive seen in I dont know how long. Theres one scene where they realise theyve left these two 90-something patients in the waiting room together and when they go back they find the old lady giving the old guy fellatio and theyve got to stop them before the head doctor sees. Words cant describe how funny this show is.

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- Gwilym Mumford

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Getting On: Season Two Debuts November 9th

20 October 2014 5:36 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has announced that season two of Getting On will kick off on Sunday, November 9th. There are just six installments.

Guest stars this season include Betty Buckley, Jayma Mays, Carrie Preston, Alia Shawkat and Jean Smart.

Here are the details:

"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look At The Dysfunctional Staff Of A Beleaguered Hospital, Begins Its Second Season Nov. 9, Exclusively On HBO

At the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, Cal., the staff attends to the needs of female patients who are often "getting on" in years, while dealing with the challenges of a health-care bureaucracy in need of an overhaul. Even as they attempt to serve their charges under less-than-ideal circumstances, the lives of this ragtag crew are complicated by conflicting agendas, both professional and personal.

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BBCs Getting On creators take lead with new series Puppy Love

17 October 2014 6:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine turn to more upbeat subject-matter with their new comedy set in a dog training class

The creators and stars of Getting On, BBC4s dark, biting satire on the everyday miseries endured by hard-pressed NHS staff, have alighted on slightly more upbeat subject matter for their new comedy.

Puppy Love is set around a dog training class in the Wirral and features an unruly golden retriever pup named Charlie and a labradoodle called Toffee, with the BBC promising a four-legged friend in every scene.

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- Jason Deans

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