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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. »
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, »
Spoiler alert: Stephen Merchant wrapped up his one-season wonder Hello Ladies with a movie Nov. 22 on HBO. His character, Stuart, finally learned to appreciate his real friends (as opposed to men who could get him closer to models) and ended up with his roommate, Jessica (Christine Woods). Merchant answered a few of our burning questions about the movie's most memorable scenes: »
- C. Molly Smith and Mandi Bierly
After earlier reports that Taryn Manning was arrested for making criminal threats against an old friend, the actress took to Twitter to say she’s the victim. [Just Jared]
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- Taylor Ferber
Sparingly appealing as a series, “Hello Ladies” fares somewhat better as an 80-minute movie, designed (much like finales to “The Office” and “Extras”) to wrap up the show. Those aforementioned comedies were the creations of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the gangly, less-well-known sidekick who has gone solo here. And if nothing else, Merchant has established himself as the kinder, gentler half of that tandem, with this sendoff feeling like an old-fashioned romantic comedy. Granted, “Ladies” was hardly a smash in the U.S., but those who said “Hello” initially will likely welcome the closure the finale offers.
More than anything, this concluding chapter feels like a departure from the edgy, uncomfortable material for which the duo was partly known. The story (directed by Merchant, who again shares writing credit with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky) essentially zeroes in on the inherent neediness of Merchant’s character, Stuart — his desire to create the impression, »
- Brian Lowry
Eliza Coupe has an uncannily innate ability to seem like the most composed and least poised person at the same time on screen. It is a trait that Happy Endings used well, even if it didn’t fully embrace it until the final season, when it delved into Jane’s increasingly slapstick job with the Car Czar. When dealing with the messiness of Brad or Alex’s tomfoolery, Coupe’s Jane Kerkovich-Williams was the only one keeping everything together, yet when she was unable to live up to her own standards of perfection, she fell apart before you could squeak out a trademark Kerkovich “What?”
Benched, the new half-hour comedy on the USA Network, harnesses this quality well. Centering on the career obliteration of “money law” Hbic Nina Whitely (Coupe), following a public breakdown stemming from being passed over for a promotion, the show embraces the less than glamour-filled world »
- Whitney McIntosh
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- Chris Cummings
The first trailer for Hello Ladies: The Movie has arrived from HBO. It seems the cable network decided that, instead of a second season of the show, the would wrap up the storyline into a movie. When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he's just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?
The original series, Hello Ladies, is an American comedy television series created by Stephen Merchant, Lee Eisenberg, and Gene Stupnitsky, and starring Merchant as an Englishman who looks for love in modern Los Angeles. The series premiered on HBO on September 29, 2013. In the series, Stephen Merchant portrays Stuart, »
[Spoiler Alert: Read on only if you have already watched Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.] To protect and to serve. And to bust you in the face whenever she damn well feels like it. Such is the motto of Officer Dawn Lerner, whom we met on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead. Dawn runs “the system” at Grady Memorial Hospital, where people like Beth Greene are brought in, given medial treatment and as well as food and board — but for a price. In just one episode, we saw Dawn belittle Beth, strike her multiple times in the mug, and sentence Beth’s new Bff Noah to a beatdown as well. But guess what? The »
- Dalton Ross
Sure, there were an infinite number of superhero-related stories this week, but we found a few more that might have slipped by even the most vigilant readers, including the fact that Christopher Nolan turned down the chance to produce "Justice League," a new "Spider-Man" spin-off report, and casting info for the upcoming "Supergirl" show. And in this week's 10 Stories You Might Have Missed, there are even some non-superhero headlines, including: "The Colbert Report" sets its December finale date, Mitch Hurwitz is editing a chronological "Arrested Development" Season 4, Kendrick Lamar slams Drake, J.J. Abrams reveals he shot one sequence of "Star Wars: Episode VII" in IMAX, "Hello Ladies" will return for an HBO send-off movie, Kanye West guests on Theophilus London's new song "Can't Stop," and more. Catch up here: »
- HitFix Staff
Here's the announcement:
When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?
Starring Stephen Merchant (co-creator of the Golden Globe-winning BBC comedy series “The Office” and HBO’s “Extras”) as Stuart, Hello Ladies: The Movie wraps up his story when it debuts Saturday, Nov. 22 (10:00-11:20 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on HBO.
After multiple successful TV shows with partner Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant didn’t have the same success with the HBO show Hello Ladies. It had some fans, both critical and general, but never caught hold of pop culture like other HBO shows and was thought to be done after one season. Well, in classic Merchant fashion, […]
The post HBO Will Air a ‘Hello Ladies’ Movie to Conclude the Series appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
The BBC has confirmed that 'Death in Heaven', next weekend's season finale episode of "Doctor Who," will run for a full 60 minutes as opposed to the regular 45 minutes. 'Heaven' will be the second part of a two-part finale beginning with the episode 'Dark Water' which airs this Saturday. [Source: Digital Spy]
Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie star in the story follows a former British soldier who is drawn into a sting operation involving black market weapons after he goes to work for a luxury hotel. [Source: Variety]
In the film, »
- Garth Franklin
Jon Stewart confirms he was approached to host "Meet the Press," but he didn't take NBC's offer seriously "My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” Stewart tells Rolling Stone. "I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show?’” Stewart also says that he thinks Stephen Colbert might be even better when he takes over from Letterman. "Untethered from his character, I think he'll actually have more room and really be able to deliver in a way that's going to surprise people,” says Stewart. E! extends Joel McHale’s “The Soup” deal through 2016 McHale will continue hosting the weekly comedy show, while also coming up reality projects for the network. Queen Latifah reportedly disinvites Bill Cosby after his rape allegations resurface The allegations may be old, but standup comic Hannibal Buress bringing them up in »
- Norman Weiss
Fans will greet Stephen Merchant‘s “Hello Ladies” once again on HBO, this time as “Hello Ladies: The Movie.” The canceled series will wrap up its loose ends when it debuts on the premium cable channel on Nov. 22. The film picks picks up at a point when Stuart (Merchant) learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband. He sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he's just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. Also read: HBO Not Going Forward With ‘Family Tree,’ ‘Hello Ladies’ “Hello Ladies” was. »
- Gina Hall
Huh. When HBO didn't renew Stephen Merchant's "Hello Ladies" for a second season, we weren't that surprised. The ratings weren't great, and the show itself was a bit one note, diverting enough, but not particularly fresh or original (read our review). But it looks like the comedic saga of a Brit expat making his way in Los Angeles will get a closing chapter. HBO has announced that "Hello Ladies: The Movie" will air on the network on November 22nd at 10 Pm. And once again, it will find Stuart's lack of self-esteem and desire to impress sending him down another misguided path, this time when an ex-girlfriend comes to visit. HBO's press release is below. ----------- Hello Ladies: The Movie, Wrapping Up The Comedy Series From Stephen Merchant, Debuts Nov. 22, Exclusively On HBO When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Good news for fans of “Hello Ladies” on HBO!HBO sadly cancelled Hello Ladies the series, but Stephen Merchant’s comedy will wrap up loose ends with “Hello Ladies: The Movie.”The eight-episode season of “Hello Ladies,” which debuted on HBO in Sept. 2013, tells the story of Stuart, a gawky 6’7” English transplant seeking excitement and romance in Los Angeles. Searching for the woman of his dreams amidst the city’s dazzling nightlife, Stuart’s romantic aspirations far outstretch his looks or appeal. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of […] »
- April Neale
After just one season on Saturday Night Live, Jenny Slate was cut loose. But it turns out that stepping away from the big fat sketch show was a great career move, whether or not it was by choice. Since then, Slate has been popping up on a slew of comedy shows, from Bored to Death, Hello Ladies and Girls to Parks and Recreation, Bob's Burgers, Married and Kroll Show. But the small screen is not the only place she's thriving. Studios are tapping this sharp comedy mind for screenplays, including the Looney Tunes. With Jenny Slate's buzzed-about comedy feature Obvious Child coming out on DVD and Blu-ray, she sat down with Yahoo Movies. Amid talk of this daring rom-com and Slate's viral vids "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On," they discussed her attempt at penning a Looney Tunes movie for Warner Bros. Mind you, it's a movie Slate believes »
Fox wants to bring John Stamos into the family.
The network has given a put pilot order to an untitled project starring Stamos as a longtime bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s a father and a grandfather.
Stamos has been all over the TV dial in recent years with roles on USA’s “Necessary Roughness,” Fox’s “Glee” and NBC’s “The New Normal.” He’s a regular in the upcoming ABC drama “Members Only,” and he’s been active on Broadway in recent years with roles in “Cabaret” and “The Best Man” opposite James Earl Jones.
The actor who became a TV star on ABC’s Tgif comedy “Full House” has taken severe stabs at returning to a comedy series with pilots. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The daytime Emmy party circuit hit full swing on Saturday afternoon. At BAFTA's TV Tea, Brit crossover Stephen Merchant upholding the integrity of the event's title, teacup in hand. Gervais’ co-conspirator on the pioneering British version of “The Office” and “Extras” said he will weigh in on Gervais’ feature on David Brent, “Life on the Road.” Meet the Merchants: Stephen Merchant +2 (his family) on Saturday afternoon. (Getty Images) Also read: Ricky Gervais Creating Big-Screen Sequel for His ‘Office’ Character “I don't know if I'll give (formal) notes, but I'll offer what I can,” the “Hello Ladies” he told TheWrap at BAFTA La's TV. »
- Mikey Glazer
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