A list of documentary films airing on HBO in early 2017, including Tickled, Beware the Slenderman, Becoming Warren Buffet, and Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends).
Trailers and descriptions for the docs HBO will air this summer and fall, including The Trans List, Marathon: the Patriots Day Bombing, and Meet the Donors.
HBO routinely and reliably broadcasts excellent feature-length documentaries, and today the network announced the documentaries that will air this spring and early summer. Among the diverse array of nonfiction films is one about former The Mole host Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, his mother. Judging from clips and their interaction during their appearance at the Television Critics Association winter… continue reading
John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight has quickly become reason enough to subscribe to HBO. It’s nowhere near a Daily Show clone, but instead is an exceptionally intelligent, ridiculously amusing, irreverent take on current events that usually aren’t getting attention elsewhere. (All of Last Week Tonight‘s main stories, and many of its shorter segments, are on YouTube.) Sunday,… continue reading
Valerie Cherish, Lisa Kudrow’s washed-up actor turned desperate reality star, will return to television, as HBO is resurrecting The Comeback almost nine years after its first and only season aired. The scripted series was both impossibly entertaining and an incredible send-up/illustration of how reality TV can be produced. E! News’ Kristin Dos Santos reports that… continue reading
HBO is partnering with Sports Illustrated to produce a documentary series called Sport in America that will explore major moments in sports and how they affected the lives of regular fans and those involved. The show will be “about how our nation’s most compelling sports moments have affected the lives of the people who watched… continue reading
HBO’s Hard Knocks was cancelled this year, but in its place HBO is airing Hard Knocks: A Decade of NFL Training Camps. The 90-minute special is not so much a recap as it is a behind-the-scenes episode about the show’s production, from outtakes to footage of the production. From montages of practical jokes and farts,… continue reading
In a few months, HBO will once again fictionalize the creation of a famous work of nonfiction, although this time it’s the reality series that started it all: An American Family. The Sopranos’ James Gandolfini stars as Craig Gilbert, the producer who followed the Loud family for the 1973 PBS series, while Pat and Bill… continue reading
HBO’s miniseries Generation Kill debuts Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, and will air for seven weeks, following a Marine battalion as they prepare to enter into Iraq back in 2003. The film is a work of fiction that stars actors, but it is based so much on fact that I think it’s worthy of a… continue reading
HBO is developing a series that would be a reality TV version of Sex and the City. HBO “is finalizing a deal for an unscripted comedy pilot described as ‘an attempt to capture the vivacity, sexuality and friendship of women in a big city under the banner of a reality show,’” according to The Hollywood… continue reading
Kindergartners star in new reality TV show on HBO Family. Premiering Sunday on HBO Family, Kindergarten is a reality TV show aimed at kids 3 to 7 that follows, in an American High documentary style, a class of 23 kindergartners.