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HBO Delays Start of Big Love, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, True Blood

Bad News for Fans of HBO Series: Everything's Delayed


If you were eagerly looking forward to this Summer for new seasons of HBO favorites like Big Love, Entourage, and Flight of the Conchords, here's some bad news: You're going to have to keep waiting. As a result of the writers' strike, all of those shows have been pushed till Fall — if not beyond.

The strike delayed filming on several series, including Entourage and True Blood, the vampire series starring Anna Paquin and written by Six Feet Under's Alan Ball. Those two are now scheduled to start sometime in the Fall. Big Love and Conchords will likely start even later; the Conchords guys recently blogged that season two might not air till January '09. Boo!

What's a disgruntled HBO subscriber to do? Well, there are still a couple of exciting things coming up this summer, including the Iraq war miniseries Generation Kill, which was adapted from a book for television by The Wire's David Simon. That's set to premiere in July, while two comedies — an animated series called The Life and Times of Tim and an Australian import called Summer Heights High — are scheduled to start airing on Fridays in June. Summer Heights High, in particular, comes highly recommended by the Conchords guys themselves. To check out the first part of the first episode, just

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mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 8 years
Oh wait, Californication is Sho, lol!
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 8 years
Nooooooooooooo, I'm ready for more Big Love!!! Also, like #8, I'm wondering about Californication too!
SugarCat SugarCat 8 years
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I need my Bret and Jemaine fix, pronto!
steph13p steph13p 8 years
i know its not HBO, but what about Californication?
EllaDee EllaDee 8 years
This is horrible tv news. :(
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Well of course, because Big Love and FOTC are the only two shows I actually like right now. :OY: And uh, sorry but an Iraq miniseries and an animated show hardly make up for this and frankly I'm just a little insulted!
pargie pargie 8 years
I need my Big Love too.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
How disappointing. I was so looking forward to a summer of Big Love. I'm a sucker for "school" shows, so I'll give Summer Heights High a shot. Thanks for the update, Buzz.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
I wish they didn't stop producing Rome... :(
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
Shoot- I was really looking forward to True Blood. My summer is going to be majorly TV deprived.
Brittfish Brittfish 8 years
Want my "Big Love" NOW!!!
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