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HBO renews Game of Thrones for two more seasons

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, Renewals,

Game of Thrones Season 5

HBO has announced that it's ordered two additional seasons of Game of Thrones, which just started its fourth season this past Sunday. It makes sense, as the show was recently recognized as the most torrented television show out there, proving its popularity. Even with the rampant piracy, the season 3 finale was seen by over 5 million people.

If you didn't realize, Game of Thrones is based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin. It's comprised of five books, which two more to come. This means that Game of Thrones producers have plenty of content to pull from. In fact, Game of Thrones seasons 3 and 4 are based on Storm of Swords, the third novel in the series.

"Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other," said Michael Mobardo, president of HBO programming. "David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling."

The Game of Thrones season 4 premier garnered 6.6 million viewers. To put that into perspective, that is the most-viewed HBO show since the last episode of The Sopranos brought in 12 million viewers in 2007. Game of Thrones is expected to have a 7 or 8 season run when all is said and done.


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Before They Were Stars: Lady Gaga on The Sopranos

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Cable, HBO, Video,


Before she wore outlandish costumes, before she sold out concerts, before she became a Twitter queen— was just your average girl making brief appearances on The Sopranos.

In this clip from an April 2001 episode, a 15-year-old Stefani Germanotta can be seen hanging out on the bleachers with other little monsters.

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TV on DVD: November 24, 2009

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Drama, BBC, CBS, FOX, NBC, DVD,

Alfred Hitchcock Presents DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Alfred Hitchock Presents (Season 4)
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 (Season 8)
  • The Golden Age of Television
  • Hogan’s Heroes (Komplete Series)
  • Laredo (Complete Series)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Season 4)
  • Life on Mars (UK) (Series 2)
  • Melrose Place (Season 5, Vol. 2)
  • The Sopranos (Season 1)  **Blu-ray**
  • Superman (Complete Animated Series)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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TV on DVD: November 17, 2009

Farscape series DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 7th Heaven (Season 9)
  • Andy Barker, P.I. (Complete Series)
  • Ben 10: Alien Force (Vol. 5)
  • Drawn Together (Complete Series)
  • Farscape (Seasons 1-4, Complete Series)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: It’s a Very Sunny Christmas
  • Monk: Best of Monk
  • Rome (Complete Series)
  • The Sopranos (Complete Series)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best Of (Volume 2)
  • Wagon Train (Season 1)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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Daytime Dish: Vincent Pastore Comes to General Hospital

Vincent PastoreIf you’re still trying to recover from the loss of , you might be able to satisfy some of your mobster cravings with a little General Hospital. Later this fall, Port Charles will welcoming one more criminal into its borders. Actor will be transitioning from his years in New Jersey to become the latest gangster in the New York town.

Vincent will play Maximus Giambetti, a mobster whose two sons, Max and Milo, currently work for Sonny Corinthos. He comes into town mistakenly believing Max Jr. is the head of operations in the area. He will then, of course, find out that his boys are only bodyguards. (I envision some tasty scenes with Diane trying to defend her loyal beau.)

Look for Pastore to enter the scene in October.

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Start Saving for The Sopranos Set Now

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, HBO, DVD,

The Sopranos

If there’s a fan of in your home, you might want to start saving for their Christmas presents now.

This fall, all seven seasons of the Emmy-award winning series will be available in one 10 lb-compilation. Unfortunately, owning the hefty box set will mean taking off a lot of weight from your wallet.

For $400 - yes, $400 - this is what your trip down memory lane will include:

  • 30 discs (including two bonus DVDs)
  • Three soundtrack CDs
  • 16 deleted scenes
  • An interview with David Chase (conducted by actor Alec Baldwin)
  • Two “Supper with the Sopranos” features in which cast members discuss their favorite scenes

The complete set will be available on November 11.

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2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild AwardsThanks to the cancelation of the Golden Globes ceremony, the hottest ticket in town was tonight’s .  Without a picket line to cross, celebrities from TV and Film were allowed to celebrate - and commiserate - together for the first time in a long while.

For star-deprived fans, the SAG red carpet was also a treat for sore eyes.  What were our favorite actresses wearing?  What were the latest trends?  Which dresses were going to be copied by Allen Schwartz tomorrow?

Unfortunately, the evening was not all about partying.  The recent deaths of and Heath Ledger cast a somber tone on what would normally be a festive occasion.  Thankfully, tonight was not about dissecting their lives, but merely about honoring them.

Meanwhile, the neglected winners of this month’s Globes were also hoping to get a share of the honors.  If they were able to pull off another victory tonight, maybe they would have a chance to give the speech they already had written.

Well, without further ado, here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the fashionably late West Coast!

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LIVE RESULTS: 2008 Golden Globe Awards

Without a formal ceremony to introduce the winners, tonight’s ‘presentation’ at the Beverly Hilton was simply about the facts.  Here are the :

Golden Globe AwardsBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - FILM

  • Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There  **WINNER**
  • Julia Roberts, Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
  • Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
  • Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “That’s How You Know,” Enchanted
  • “Grace Is Gone,” Grace Is Gone
  • “Guaranteed,” Into the Wild  **WINNER**
  • “Despedida,” Love in the Time of Cholera
  • “Walk Hard,” Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Take note.  If you want to see your favorite actors and actresses lined up in their finest, this may be the gala to watch.  Thanks to the relationship between the and the , the 14th Annual SAG Awards presentation will be allowed to go on as planned.  (The same cannot currently be said of the or the .)  So set your Tivo to on January 27.  This may be last time you get to see a group of actors celebrating together for quite some time.

This year’s television nominees are:

Kyra Sedgwick The CloserOUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • James Gandolfini, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
  • Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
  • James Spader, Boston Legal (ABC)

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMANCE - DRAMA SERIES

  • Glenn Close, Damages (FX)
  • Edie Falco, The Sopranos (HBO)
  • Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
  • Holly Hunter, Saving Grace (TNT)
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)

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AFI’s Top Series of 2007

DexterThe - probably better known for ranking anything related to movies - has just listed their top television shows for 2007.

The AFI TV Programs of the Year are:

  • Dexter
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Longford
  • Mad Men
  • Pushing Daisies
  • The Sopranos
  • Tell Me You Love Me
  • 30 Rock
  • Ugly Betty

(You can find the AFI’s list of Top Films here.)

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