J.K. Rowling on Expectations for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’: ‘It was Daunting’

Amongst London’s bustling muggle-filled streets, magic resurfaced on Saturday afternoon at the city’s grand Palace Theatre. Behind walls of impenetrable black hoardings lay a secret red carpet, securely guarded at its borders, not unlike the prison periphery of Azkabhan. Here, in the core of Theatreland, only a lucky and chosen few were permitted entry to… […]

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Jon Stewart’s HBO Show Will Be Animated Cable-News Parody

When HBO signed Jon Stewart to a four-year production deal after his departure from “The Daily Show,” details were scant about what fruit that deal might bear. Now some of those details are emerging. Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Saturday, HBO programming president Casey Bloys discussed the multiplatform project that Stewart… […]

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HBO Chief Talks Violence Against Women, ‘Game of Thrones,’ Jon Stewart and ‘Vinyl’

New HBO programming president Casey Bloys’ first Television Critics Association press tour executive session saw him field several questions about violence against women in his network’s shows — including “Game of Thrones,” “The Night Of” and the upcoming “Westworld.” “I’d like to not think so,” Bloys said when asked whether HBO and other premium-cable networks in… […]

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‘Westworld,’ ‘Divorce,’ ‘Insecure’ Set HBO Premiere Dates

HBO has set premiere dates for its long-awaited drama “Westworld,” and freshman comedies “Divorce” and “Insecure.” “Westworld” will premiere Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9 p.m., with “Divorce” and “Insecure” debuting a week later on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. respectively. “Westworld” is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness… […]

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