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  1. 'True Detective' Can Only Be Judged in the Way It's Presented

    12:00 pm 8/1/2015

    HBO implores critics to reserve judgment till the end of the season, but that's no good for either side.Read more

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  2. Starz Boss Chris Albrecht on Binge Watching and That HBO "Feud"

    11:41 am 7/31/2015

    The executive also used his time at TCA to tout the cabler's success with underserved viewers.Read more

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  3. HBO Boss Blasts Starz's 'Ballers' Dig, Asks: "What's 'Survivor's Remorse'?"

    6:12 pm 7/30/2015

    "We make this for the consumer and I really feel a vote of confidence from them," HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said at TCA.Read more

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  4. 'The Brink' Creators on Jerry Weintraub: "He Had Your Back, Not His Own"

    8:00 am 7/15/2015

    The duo behind HBO's political satire owe their A-list director and cast to the late producer, who wouldn't even let execs see the pilot unless he could screen it his way.Read more

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  5. HBO's Real-Life Game of Thrones: The Fight to Stay Rich, on Top and Score Bill Simmons

    9:00 am 6/17/2015

    Warring clans (cable vs. broadband) battle over unfathomable riches (revenues of $5.4 billion last year) and golden idols (Emmys), with fire-breathing dragons circling overhead (oh, wait, that's just Nic Pizzolatto). Now, the network chiefs reveal the dramatic boardroom backstory on how "HB-Over" became HB-Over-the-Top.Read more

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  6. HBO: "It's Not TV, It's Good"

    8:50 am 6/17/2015

    "We take a lot of pride in creating an environment for talent where they feel very well taken care of, very well supported on all levels of the company," says HBO's Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler.Read more

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  7. L.A.'s Soho House Turns 5: Membership Rejections, Success Secrets Revealed in Oral History

    9:00 am 3/27/2015

    For the first time, on the private club's fifth anniversary in L.A., the key players reveal how they made it a success, why the Real Housewives will never get in and the vague rules for which creative types do make the cut: "The very worst people ... doubled our satisfaction in rejecting them."Read more

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  8. Industry Picks: Chuck Lorre, Shonda Rhimes Reveal Their Favorite Big-Screen Comedy

    12:00 pm 3/21/2015

    Maria Bello, Guillermo Diaz and HBO's Michael Lombardo also share their personal favorites.Read more

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  9. Shonda Rhimes Honored at HRC Benefit: "You Are Not Alone"

    10:12 am 3/15/2015

    The prolific showrunner and HBO's Michael Lombardo were celebrated for their wide inclusion of the LGBT community on some of the highest-rated shows on TV.Read more

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  10. Emmy Comedy Clarification: TV Academy Says Rule Changes "Just a Start"

    5:00 am 2/25/2015

    "These are not hard-and-fast rules," chief Bruce Rosenblum tells THR as networks plan to challenge new edicts defining a comedy as a half-hour.Read more

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