Sunday, July 31, 2016
Tim Goodman checked in from TCA with a post about PBS's day on Friday and HBO's day on Saturday. HBO's new programming president didn't seem prepared to be challenged by criticism of sexualized violence on its shows. In other HBO news, Game of Thrones has a confirmed end date, while Curb Your Enthusiasm has a confirmed return year. We also learned that Jon Stewart's project for HBO will be an animated parody of a cable news network that will launch in fall. Gwen Ihnat has a summary of HBO's presentations of five upcoming shows. Stacey Wilson hunt shares what was learned about Westworld. Turner's Kevin Reilly took the TCA stage today and touted the benefit of reduced ad loads, while TBS shared new series news. Jason Lynch reports on Turner at TCA. Sundance had Documentary Now! and Rectify news. HLN also took the stage today.