HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo recently appeared for the 2015 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour where he was immediately asked by the media about the network's wildly popular fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones."
The concern from the part of the audience is how long will the TV show run knowing that it has already caught up to George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire," which the small screen series is based on.
"I think 'seven seasons and out' has never been the conversation," Lombardo answered. "The question is how much beyond the seventh season we're going to do. Obviously we're shooting six now and hopefully discussing seven. They're feeling like they're probably two more years after six. I've said before, I would always love for them to change their minds but that's what we're looking at right now." more >>
Executive producer Damon Lindelof recently took the panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills this week to talk about the "resurrection" of Ann Dowd's Patti in the upcoming second season of "The Leftovers."
The character will be back as a series regular and she will apparently "once again be up to no good."
"Suffice to say, she's a huge problem that needs to be solved," Lindelof said. But how will the dead character return? more >>
A new casting update for the upcoming second season of ABC's hit anthology drama TV series "American Crime" indicated the signing of the Outkast singer Andre Benjamin to play the role of a "fierce" parent.
The hip hop artist, better known as Andre 3000, will take on the role of Michael Lacroix, husband to Regina King's Terri.
"They have both the financial means, as well as the acumen needed to fiercely defend their son when he becomes entangled in a scandal at an elite private school," series creator John Ridley told TV Line. more >>
The possibility of a "Xena: Warrior Princess" reboot project is currently in the news. The show, which was a spin-off of the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," is a highly-anticipated for a revival. One of the most enthused people in the plan is its lead cast, Lucy Lawless.
Lawless appeared previously during the recent Comic-Con International panel for Starz's "Ash vs. Evil Dead." She said during the event that she's "been pitching that show because there's a swell of interest still."
"I'm always being peppered with questions [about] when the Xena movie is coming. Guys, I'm pitching my ass off to make it happen, whether it's with me or not," the actress said. more >>
David Daleiden, head of the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress, alleges that StemExpress — a biotechnology company that sells aborted baby organs for tens of thousands of dollars — is trying to use the courts to block the release of future undercover videos because they might reveal "evidence of born alive infants."
"In a meeting with their top leadership they [StemExpress] admitted they sometimes get fully intact fetuses shipped to their laboratory from the abortion clinics they work with, and that could be prima facie evidence of born alive infants," Daleiden asserted on CNN Friday.
California-based StemExpress is "very scared," he said, about seeing the next undercover videos released to the public because they might reveal illegal partial-birth abortions are being carried out to obtain intact tissue and organs for research. more >>
US Homeland Security chief recently revealed that the government tactically made the decision to call Islamist terror attacks "violent extremism," avoiding the term "Islamic" or similar wording that would point to religious motivations in an effort to build bridges with the Muslim community.
Speaking at the Aspen Institute's annual security forum in late July, US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, says that it's "critical" to call such Islamic terror attacks "violent extremism" to "build trust" and "cooperation" with Muslims, according to Investor's Business Daily.
Johnson was pressed by the moderator, who asked, "Isn't government denying the fundamental religious component of this kind of extremism by not using the word Islamic?" more >>