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EXCLUSIVE Sneak Peek at HBO's 'Angry Boys'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 22nd 2011 11:00AM
'Angry Boys' Chris LilleyHBO has a new comedy from the creator of cult-favorite 'Summer Heights High,' and AOL TV's got the exclusive first look at their new "living" one-sheet featuring five character previews and the official trailer.

'Angry Boys' (premieres Sun., Jan. 1, 10PM ET on HBO) stars the multi-talented Chris Lilley as, well, everyone. From 17-year-old Australian twins and a 20-something rapper in L.A., to a surfing legend whose lost his manhood, the comedian/actor/writer triple threat shows off six new lovably loser-ish characters.

'Angry Boys' is "a comedy that refuses to grow up," according to HBO, and we couldn't be more excited about that. Exploring the dreams and aspirations of guys of all ages, all over the world, Lilley is bringing his brand of in-your-face funny and mockumentary style shooting back to HBO's primetime schedule.

Click around on the living one-sheet poster to see what we mean ...

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A Break in the Case of Jonathan's Lineage on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 22nd 2011 6:30AM
Stacy Keach, 'Bored to Death' - 'Forget the Herring'It was good news and bad news for Jonathan all night long on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO). First, the hot girl who hooked up with him to continue his search for information about his true father slept with him. That was great news.

Then, she proved to be a far more effective sleuth than him, as well as more savvy and focused in interrogation situations. All around, she was a pretty impressive woman. But they hit a seeming dead end when the sleazy former owner (Stacy Keach) of the sperm bank their mothers went to said he lost all the records. That was bad news.

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Nucky Tries to Secure a Business Partner in Ireland on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 21st 2011 4:00AM
'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Battle of the Century'Nucky headed to Ireland to try and set up a trade line of guns for Irish whiskey on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). What he walked into was akin to a civil war within the Irish rebellion against Britain. The man he went to meet, who was the leader of The Cause, lost a son in the battle and so had lost his will to support further bloodshed.

This put a serious crimp in Nucky's plans as the demand for firearms would cease along with a cease fire. But just as things felt hopeless, after the leader put Nucky in a car back to the port with one of his men, gunshots erupted behind them.

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Ray Thrown Out Naked for Cheating With Olympia Dukakis on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 15th 2011 6:30AM
'Bored to Death' - 'Two Large Pearls and a Gold Bar'A little tip from this week's 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO). If you're going to cheat on your significant other, try not to do it in the house you share with her. When Ray got caught cheating with an older woman -- Olympia Dukakis, no less -- he was thrown out of the house immediately.

Unfortunately for Ray, and the people out in the streets, he was in the middle of a bubble bath which "immediately" came down, and so he found himself running around outside wearing nothing but a swim cap. Luckily, George is there to help a friend in need, so Ray won't end up homeless. It also keeps him closer so he can continue going on wacky adventures with George and Jonathan, which is really what we're tuning in for every week.

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Did Nucky Thompson Just Admit Defeat on 'Boardwalk Empire'? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 14th 2011 4:00AM
'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Two Boats and a Lifeguard'It was the day Jimmy and the Commodore had been waiting for on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). A seemingly beaten and humbled Nucky Thompson walked into their presence and announced that he was done. Losing his father and nearly his own life has made him realize that he doesn't need all the chaos that goes with Atlantic City.

So he resigned his post as Treasurer and is looking to retire. The smile on Jimmy's face was probably enough to make Nucky grit his teeth, but he was playing the long game. Of course Nucky isn't going to ride off into the sunset. He's just reevaluating existing strategies and making new moves.

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Chris Cooper: 'The Corrections' on HBO Will Make Jonathan Franzen Proud

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 9th 2011 10:30AM
Chris Cooper The CorrectionsChris Cooper won an Oscar playing a hirsute orchid-hunter in Spike Jonze's 'Adaptation,' and he's set to star as the villainous Tex Richman in this Thanksgiving's highly anticipated 'The Muppets,' but early next year he'll set his sights on the smaller screen. Cooper is scheduled to begin shooting the HBO adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's best-selling novel 'The Corrections' in 2012.

In the series, directed by Noah Baumbach ('The Squid and the Whale'), Cooper plays Alfred Lampert, a Midwestern father who -- over the course of 30 years -- copes with the disintegration of his family and his health.

During a publicity tour promoting 'The Muppets,' the actor shared some thoughts with AOL TV on filming 'The Corrections.'

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Sarah Silverman Guest Stars as 'Friendship Therapist' on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 8th 2011 9:35AM
'Bored to Death'This week on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO) Sarah Silverman guest-starred as a "Friendship Therapist" for George and Jonathan, and she didn't pull any punches. First off, she tells Jonathan that he's an obvious "pathological, co-dependent people-pleaser" and keeps telling him to stop saying sorry.

Which of course, just makes Jonathan say it even more. Then Silverman finds the perfect way to exploit his people-pleasing tendencies: She has him (and George) rub her feet. "It helps with my menses," she explains helpfully.

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Someone Tries to Kill Nucky on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 7th 2011 3:40AM
Steve BuscemiIt seems as though Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) has more friends than enemies lately on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). Even in a crowded room, in front of hundreds of witnesses, people are still trying to kill him.

After a cryptic confrontation with Jimmy, in which Jimmy said, "It doesn't make a difference if you're right or wrong, just make a decision," Nucky was attacked by an unknown shooter who caught him with a bullet in the hand before he was taken out by a federal agent.

We're all for keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, but in this case, perhaps Nucky would be better keeping some distance from everyone for a while.

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David Simon Wants 'Treme' To End After Season 4: Report

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 4th 2011 4:15PM
Well here's a treasure trove of news for 'Treme' fans. NOLA.com reported Monday that Season 3 of HBO's post-Katrina New Orleans drama has started filming, is adding two two new characters to the cast, and perhaps most notably, that series creator David Simon has told HBO he's written the show to go through Season 4.

According to the report, Simon recently sent HBO a memo saying that he and his writing team have plotted out the stories they want to tell, and how long it will take them to get there. The report speculates that four seasons may not be enough time to tell the stories of the Saints 2009 Super Bowl win as well as the BP Oil Spill, but with Simon & co., anything is possible.

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Niecy Nash Joins TV Land Sitcom, HBO Schedules 'Luck' Sneak Peek & More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 1st 2011 7:30PM
Niecy Nash TV PilotNiecy Nash has found herself a sitcom.

According to Deadline, Nash will star opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the 'Hot in Cleveland' spin-off pilot.

From 'Hot in Cleveland' writer Suzanne Martin, the spin-off follows Cedric the Entertainer's character, Rev. Boyce, and his move to St. Louis. Nash will play Rev. Boyce's wife. Production on the new TV Land pilot is expected to begin this December.

Viewers will remember Nash from her days on 'Reno 911!' and her recent hosting gig on Style's 'Clean House.'

In other TV news ...

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Oliver Platt as George's Restaurant Nemesis on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 1st 2011 3:45AM
'Bored to Death' - 'We Could Sing a Duet'The restaurant business is tough enough without someone coming in with the sole purpose of taking you out. But that's the situation George found himself in when his daughter's fiance, Bernard, took him to Richard's (Oliver Platt) new restaurant on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO).

As usual, Richard was a complete tool, particularly targeting George's boast that all of his vegetables come from within 100 miles. So Richard insisted that his are from within 50 miles, which has to be like, twice as good, right?

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An Ambush of a Liquor Shipment Turns Into Opportunity on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2011 4:00AM
'Boardwalk Empire' - 'The Age of Reason'It looks like Jimmy is ready to make his move on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO). Nucky is distracted and Jimmy is motivated. So when he finds out the shipment they stopped by Waxy's boys, Lucky and Lansky, is part of Nucky's trade, he manages to resist the urge to get into a bloody shootout.

As he tells his own cohorts, sometimes you have to bite your lip and not kill everyone who's done you wrong. Sometimes it's better for business to let them keep living and try to make a deal to take the liquor trade away from both Nucky and Arnold Rothstein.

So completely against his initial thoughts, Jimmy decides to let this shipment go through. After all, he'd found something potentially far more valuable than liquor. He'd found potential allies in his campaign to take down Nucky Thompson.

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Jonathan Saves Dick Cavett From John Hodgman on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 2:00AM
'Bored to Death' - 'The Black Clock of Time'Jonathan's arch-nemesis Louis Green (John Hodgman) was back, and this time the two were booked on Dick Cavett's new talk show, which mean instant fun on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO). Louis and Jonathan are always brilliantly hilarious together.

Hodgman is so delightfully evil in this role, that it was a hoot watching him lose his mind when Jonathan's segment was going so well, Louis got bumped. In an attempt at revenge, he intends to drop the curtain, but winds up going much further.

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Eli's Attempt to Reconcile With Nucky Ends Up in a Fistfight on 'Boardwalk Empire' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 4:30AM
'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Gimcrack & Bunkum'Who said anything about brotherly love superceding all. Loyalty is the stock Nucky trades in on 'Boardwalk Empire' (Sun., 9PM ET on HBO), and once you prove you're all out of it, he's got no further use for you. Even if you're a blood relative.

When Eli came to his brother, sobbing and apologizing and trying to make things right, Nucky told him in no uncertain terms where he stands now. He then proceeded to prove that even though he usually has other people get their hands dirty on his behalf, he's not above getting into the fray.

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Rachel Maddow Worries Drone Warfare Could Cause Americans to Dissociate From War (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 1:30AM
Rachel Maddow, 'Real Time With Bill Maher'"When we decide as a nation to go to war, it shouldn't be: We're sending the military to war," Rachel Maddow said on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO). "The country should feel like we are at war."

Her concern is that by distancing our men from the dangers of war might distance Americans from the very fact that we are at war. It's certainly an interesting argument, though the counter-argument could be made that Americans have been disconnected from the fact that we are at war right now now and that soldiers are in danger every day.

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