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HBO to Sell Tru Blood Drink

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Sci-Fi/Horror, Cable, HBO,

Tru Blood bottles

How do you like your synthetic blood? At a nice 98.6 degrees—or chilled on ice? Later this month, HBO will be shipping out bottles of Tru Blood, a soda version of the drink consumed by vampires on .

While the fake stuff on the program is created by Japanese inventors, the at-home version actually consists of blood…blood orange flavoring, that is. According to the product’s description, the beverage is “slightly tart, lightly sweet and subtly carbonated.” Several recipe suggestions are also provided including “The Fangbanger” and “Death on the Beach.”

The 14 oz. bottles can be pre-ordered before the September 28 availability date. Four-packs will be sold for $16 each. (That does not include shipping charges.)

Read More | New York Post

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Time Warner Cable to test TV Everywhere in select markets

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: BBC, Cable, CBS, HBO, Cable/Satellite, Internet,

time warner cableTime Warner Cable is about to put yet another nail in the coffin of office productivity.  The company plans to test delivery of cable TV programs on the Internet.  How ever will the average cubicle dweller cram that, , and relentless Facebook updates into the average work day?

Time Warner calls it’s prototype TV Everywhere.  The initial test will involve 5,000 customers in selected markets around the country. The company has not yet said which markets will be involved. CBS, (a.k.a. Sci Fi Channel), TNT, TBS, AMC, and BBC America, HBO, WE tv, and the Discovery Channel are among the many networks committed to participating in this initial test of TV Everywhere.

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Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm! Seinfeld Cast Will Reunite

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Cable, HBO, Gossip, Video,


Jerry Seinfeld has repeatedly balked at doing a reunion for the highly-popular, long-running sitcom that helped make NBC a success again…but it seems the comedian will stand in the way of Fate no longer. Seinfeld co-creator Larry David has managed to get the cast to agree to appear on his series .

It’s like 1996 all over again.

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Evan Rachel Wood Spills True Blood

Evan Rachel Wood as Queen Sophie-AnnAcross the Universe starlet Evan Rachel Wood is shaking things up over in Bon Temps on HBO’s hit series, True Blood (not that it needs any more shaking up), and she can’t wait to drop some hints!

While Wood is no stranger to television, there is no doubt that this will be her sexiest character yet. Of her 1,100 year-old Queen Sophie-Anne, Wood explains, “She’s not necessarily a lesbian. Her human partner is a girl, but I’m pretty sure she goes both ways [laughs]. I think vampires are like that in general.”

Though she didn’t divulge a name when asked about Bill and Eric, she confirms that she’ll be having a “steamy” scene with someone whom we wouldn’t expect.

Coming from someone who nabbed a guest starring role because she herself is a fan, Rachel couldn’t believe what was in store for the last two episodes…

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True Blood Sneak Peeks: I Will Rise Up

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Prime Time, Sci-Fi/Horror, HBO, Video,


In a clip from this week’s episode from the hit vampire series True Blood, we catch a scene in which Maryann attempts to convince Tara and Eggs that their blackouts are divine. The nerve of this woman, considering what she fed them in last week’s episode! Someone ought to kick her maenad arse already…

The episode, “I Will Rise Up,” airs Sunday night at 10 p.m. on HBO. Check out another clip featuring Jessica and Hoyt’s dinner with his cranky mother after the jump.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (8/3)

Royal Pains

Here’s an update on the shows you’ll be seeing more of in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Burn Notice (USA) - Season 4
  • Cake Boss (TLC) - Season 2
  • Entourage (HBO) - Season 7
  • Hung (HBO) - Season 2
  • Iconoclasts (Sundance) - Season 5
  • In Plain Sight (USA) - Season 3
  • Royal Pains (USA) - Season 2
  • True Blood (HBO) - Season 3

(Make sure to check out TV Envy’s Programming Schedule.)

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TV on DVD: June 16, 2009

Burn Notice Season 2 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • Burn Notice (Season 2)
  • Everwood (Season 2)
  • Family Guy (Volume 7)
  • The FBI Files (Season 3)
  • Generation Kill  **Blu-ray**
  • Jesse Stone: Thin Ice
  • John Adams  **Blu-ray**
  • Lost (Season 1)  **Blu-ray**
  • Murdoch Mysteries (Season 1)
  • Saving Grace (Season 2)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Season 2)

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What are President Obama’s Favorite Shows?

EntourageCould President Obama’s secret love of HBO have anything to do with the channel’s inaugural coverage?

Thanks to his highly-publicized selections before the NCAA tournament, the country already knows that our POTUS likes to watch a little basketball. But what other programs does he like to follow when he has some free time?

Although he referenced Simon Cowell during his recent appearance on Jay Leno, American Idol apparently doesn’t rank at the top of Obama’s must watch list. According to Politico, the President has a preference for two shows coincidentally on the same pay channel.

“We would talk about all the time,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed. “I remember one time I e-mailed him because [a] call was scheduled for the last 15 minutes of Entourage and I said, ‘Just be late and we can just watch Entourage and still get on and do the call,’” Gibbs added. (On a side note: Jeremy Piven’s character is based on Ari Emanuel, the Chief of Staff’s real-life brother.)

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (3/11)

Life on Mars

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • In Treatment (HBO) - Season 2
  • Real Chance of Love (VH1) - Season 2
  • Rita Rocks (Lifetime) - Season 2
  • The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central) - Season 3
  • Shear Genius (Bravo) - Season 3

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Life on Mars (ABC) - **The show will finish its Season 1 run**

(To get a look at TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule, click here.)

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Seinfeld Cast to Reunite on HBO

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, Cable, HBO,

Seinfeld CastOver twenty years after being placed behind bars, the cast of will be free to commit selfish acts once again.

It’s just been announced that , Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will all be reuniting for several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. What - or who - could bring all four actors together at once? Curb‘s star/creator Larry David - the co-creator and executive producer of Seinfeld.

Although the NBC vets have all individually appeared on the HBO program already, the upcoming multi-episode arc will be the first time they have appeared together for TV since their 1998 finale.

The seventh season of is expected to return sometime next fall.

Read More | TV Guide

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