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Andy Samberg can't wait for the premiere of "Game of Thrones," either

Why did Andy Samberg pick the competitive world of cycling for this latest mockumentary? “We thought [cycling] would be fun source material for comedy,” says the 38-year-old over the phone. “[Just] the look of it made us giggle. A lot of grown men in spandex.” With even a...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:21pm

Pete Holmes and Jamie Lee talk Crashing season 3 and doing right by comedy

More often than not, stand-up comedy is an art form that requires its practitioners to pay close attention to how their audiences are reacting. Did they think the joke was funny? No? Then why not? Translated to scripted TV, these same questions plague stars Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee and the rest of...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 11:07am

5 things we learned about HBO's Brexit movie

In December, the first trailer for a TV movie co-produced by HBO Films, BBC Studios and Channel 4 was released for the upcoming Brexit movie. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings, the eccentric political campaigner who led the Vote Leave campaign, the dramatization claims it "goes...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:02pm

When is the Game of Thrones season 8 release date? HBO finally clues fans in

After toying with fans for the past few months, HBO has finally revealed the Game of Thrones season 8 release date. This means that audiences are about to find out if the loose alliance of surviving Starks and Lannisters will be able to repel the Night King and his army of White Walkers. Then again...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:11am

True Detective season 3: What's with those creepy dolls?

True Detective season 3 goes out of its way to prove that series creator Nic Pizzolatto has learned from the mistakes he made in season 2. It seems his efforts were not in vain, for the latest iteration of HBO's crime anthology feels a lot more like the blockbuster first season. Maybe this is...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 9:25am

All the ways to watch the True Detective season 3 premiere

After a nearly three-year hiatus, True Detective, the HBO crime anthology series from creator Nic Pizzolatto, is back for another season. This time around, True Detective season 3 is lead by Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo and Stephen Dorff, who play two police detective and a school teacher on the...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 9:29pm

Peter Bogdanovich reflects on The Sopranos, Elliot Kupferberg and that gigantic water bottle

On January 10, 1999, the very first episode of The Sopranos premiered on HBO and changed television forever.  While it appealed to mainstream viewers because of its modern, violent depiction of New Jersey gangsters, it also took a deeper, probing, relatable more psychological, often hilarious...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:12pm

What to watch on TV this weekend: January 12-13

After the first full week of the New Year sported a sizable mix of new shows and returning favorites, the winter TV season is gearing up for business as usual. That means we're in for the neverending deluge of "Peak TV" thanks to broadcast, cable and premium networks, streaming giants...

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 7:00am

What were the best TV shows of 2018?

There is a lot of television happening right now. If you happen to buy into FX CEO John Landgraf’s most recent prediction that scripted original series will number up to 530 or higher by next year, then there’s probably going to be even more TV by the time Metro puts together a best of...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:04pm

Jeremy Saulnier talks leaving and learning from ‘True Detective’ season 3

When it was announced that Jeremey Saulnier would be overseeing the third season of True Detective both television and movie fans instantly nodded their heads in approval. As the director of the likes of “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” Saulnier has shown an eye for creating...

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:08pm

Are Room 104 episodes connected? Mark Duplass talks fan theories, season 2 and more

Technically, Mark Duplass of the Duplass Brothers and Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali have worked together. Both men provided their voice over talents to the 2017 Amazon Prime series Comrade Detective, which employed a large English-speaking cast to dub a purposefully shot (and fictional)...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:46pm

Alexandra Pelosi takes us ‘Outside The Bubble’ in her brand new HBO documentary

Journalist and Documentarian Alexandra Pelosi may have a harder time than many of us breaking out of her designated political corner. As the daughter of Nancy Pelosi, the long running and influential Democratic Minority leader of the House of Representatives, people may have preconceptions about...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 5:01am

Here's what really happened to Alexander Skarsgard's penis on 'Big LittleLies'

On last night's episode of HBO's "Big Little Lies,"watchers simultaneously rejoiced — and winced — when Celeste (Nicole Kidman) hit her abusive husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) with a tennis racket in the dick. In the aptly named episode “Burning Love,...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:04pm

Westworld season 3: Everything we know right now

Did you follow the second season OK? The creators got some backlash for confusing many viewers throughout the season, though they stand by their episodes. “We know that our show requires people to lean forward a little bit and pay attention and maybe hold off on going to make that sandwich...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:39am

How Jane Fonda defied fame, outcry and mistakes to become America’s most important actress

Director Susan Lacy has been wanting to make a documentary on Jane Fonda ever since she read her autobiography My Life So Far back in 2005.  Lacy instantly recognized that Fonda’s life and career was rife for such a film. Not just because of her story as an actress and an activist. But...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:04pm

Michael Irby on riding with the Mayans MC and Barry season 2

“I’ve been looking forward to showing my comedic side for a long time,” says actor Michael Irby, who played Bolivian mob boss Cristobal Sifuentes in Barry, Bill Hader’s HBO series. “I really had no idea what to expect there, but it turned out great, the response has...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:39pm

Drink like Jon Snow with this Game of Thrones beer by Ommegang

Ommegang and HBO will honor the King of the North with a new beer this fall. As part of a special collaboration between the network and the New York brewery, a collection of Game of Thrones inspired brews have been hitting shelves over the past few months. The latest release is a tribute to the...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:41pm

Rob Corddry talks Ballers season 4, the Rock's sex appeal

Whenever Ballers star Rob Corddry is approached by a fan, he generally knows what they’re going to ask him about based on several profiles he developed over the years. “If they’re 60 to 70-year-old Alan Alda types with NPR tote bags and round eyeglasses, they’re usually...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 2:46pm

Everything we know so far about Euphoria, Zendaya and Drake's new TV show

Zendaya, turning 22 in September, has been cast as the lead in a forthcoming HBO drama series, Euphoria. The actress confirmed the news this week on social media. HBO ordered the show’s pilot in March, and they recently announced that Drake and his manager, Future the Prince (real name Adel...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:49am

Animals season 3: Everything you need to know

Later this week, after television exits the coveted prime-time slot, one of HBO’s more popular and weirder, late-night fares returns with Animals season 3 third season. The hit series, created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, who premiered the first two episodes at the 2015 Sundance Film...

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 8:47am