REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER January 22 Lineup





REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER January 22 Lineup

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER continues its 19th season FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with a replay at 12:30 a.m. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests.

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week features a one-on-one, in-studio interview with former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence and author of “The FBI Way: Inside the Bureau’s Code of Excellence,” Frank Figliuzzi. This week’s in-studio panel discussion will include host of Snapchat’s “Good Luck America” and contributing writer for Vanity Fair, Peter Hamby; and co-host of “The Fifth Column” podcast, Kmele Foster.

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in 11 HBO solo specials to date.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.



Video: “Axios” on HBO – Season 4 – Official Trailer – HBO





Video: “Axios” on HBO – Season 4 – Official Trailer – HBO
Known for delivering news, coverage, and insight with a distinctive brand of smart brevity, “Axios” on HBO helps viewers better understand the big trends reshaping America and the world through exclusive interviews, profiles, and breaking news content.
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AXIOS on HBO: Season 4 | Official Trailer | HBO

News that matters. No matter what. Axios returns Sunday, January 31 at 6PM on HBO Max. #HBO #AxiosOnHBO

Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7

Known for delivering news, coverage, and insight with a distinctive brand of smart brevity, Axios on HBO helps viewers better understand the big trends reshaping America and the world through exclusive interviews, profiles, and breaking news content.

Official Site of Axios on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/axios

Stream on HBO Max: http://itsh.bo/hbo-max



HBO’s EUPHORIA Second Special Episode To Premiere Early On HBO Max On January 22





HBO’s EUPHORIA Second Special Episode To Premiere Early On HBO Max On January 22


The second special episode of the Emmy®-winning HBO drama series EUPHORIA will receive an early premiere on HBO Max beginning FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT in advance of its HBO premiere on SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The second special episode, directed by EUPHORIA creator Sam Levinson and titled “F*ck Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob,” follows Jules (played by Hunter Schafer) over the Christmas holiday as she reflects on the year. Schafer serves as co-executive producer on the second special episode, which she co-wrote with Levinson. Both special episodes were produced under COVID-19 guidelines.

The first special episode, “Trouble Don’t Last Always,” debuted December 6 on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting December 4. It was the #1 most social program on premium cable throughout that weekend (Nielsen Social).

EUPHORIA received three Primetime Emmy® awards this year, including Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Zendaya), Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.

EUPHORIA is created and written by Sam Levinson, who also serves as executive producer; executive producers Kevin Turen, Ravi Nandan, Zendaya, Drake, Future the Prince, Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein, Ron Leshem, Daphna Levin, Tmira Yardeni, Mirit Toovi, Yoram Mokady and Gary Lennon; Will Greenfield serves as a co-executive producer. Produced in partnership with A24 and based on the Israeli series of the same name, which was created by Ron Leshem and Daphna Levin, from HOT.

Follow Euphoria on social and use #Euphoria to join the conversation:
Instagram: @euphoria
Twitter: @euphoriahbo



HBO’s BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT Debuts February 9





HBO’s BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT Debuts February 9

Inspired By The Late Artist And Curator David Driskell’s Landmark Exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” The Film Features Several Celebrated Artists Working Today

Firmly rooted in the history of the Black American experience, BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, debuting TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (9:00-10:25 p.m. ET/PT), is directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Sam Pollard (HBO’s “Atlanta Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children”). A vital and illuminating introduction to the work of some of the foremost African American visual artists working today, including Theaster Gates, Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Amy Sherald and Carrie Mae Weems, the film is a testament to the indelible contributions of Black American artists in today’s contemporary art world. BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT is executive produced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Thelma Golden serves as consulting producer. The film will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

At the heart of this feature documentary is the groundbreaking exhibition, entitled “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” curated by the late African American artist and scholar David Driskell in 1976. This pioneering exhibition, held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, featured more than 200 works of art by 63 artists and cemented the essential contributions of Black artists in America in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibit would eventually travel to the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Brooklyn Museum. The film shines a light on the extraordinary impact of that exhibit on generations of African American artists who have staked a claim on their rightful place within the 21st-century art world.

“David Driskell’s monumental exhibit achieved two great things,” commented Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “It simultaneously consolidated the history of the canon of African American artists, and it launched a revolution in Black representation as well. And it is David’s genius, his double-contribution to the history of African American Art—recording its past in stunning detail and thereby contributing enormously to the astonishingly creative and productive cultural moment we are in—that we celebrate in this film.”

With a rich and compelling score from composer Kathryn Bostic, the film profiles a range of deeply talented Black artists working in the art world today. Interweaving insights and context from scholars and historians including Spelman College’s Mary Schmidt Campbell, Duke University’s Richard Powell and Harvard’s Sarah Lewis, along with the voices of a new generation of African American curators and collectors, the documentary is a vibrant look at the artists, their creative process and what fuels that creativity.

“It has been deeply inspiring to see the recent recognition of Black artists and art made by artists of African descent on a global scale,” stated consulting producer Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem. “Much like the long lineage of artists who came before them, today’s Black artists have worked to envision their place in the art world, and in the process, their place in a historically exclusionary canon—their indelible contributions to the fabric of American culture are a result of both their mastery and the very singular nature of their work. ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ introduces an art history through the lens of Blackness, foregrounding the definitive importance of representation and its scholarship, and in so doing, inspiring generations to come.”

“Working on ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ was a wonderful opportunity to interact with some of the most talented African American artists of the 21st century,” added director Sam Pollard. “Their work continues the long legacy and contribution of so many African American artists from the last century who were given their due in David Driskell’s history-making exhibit. What a lasting and impactful experience for me as a filmmaker.”

Featured artists:
Radcliffe Bailey explores race and collective memory in mixed media works.
Sanford Biggers reflects social and political narratives through a historical lens.
Jordan Casteel chronicles the human experience through portraiture
David Driskell (died 2020) was a painter, curator, and leading scholar of African American art.
Theaster Gates contends with the value of Black space focusing on community, land development, sculpture, and performance.
Lyle Ashton Harris examines the intersection of ethnicity, gender and desire in his photographic images.
Glenn Ligon explores American history, literature, and society through text-based, conceptual works.
Kerry James Marshall paints a Black aesthetic by depicting the African American experience.
Richard Mayhew creates evocative and lush landscape paintings void of space and identity.
Faith Ringgold captures the racial tensions of the civil rights era through paintings and politically expressive quilts.
Betye Saar explores the intersection between African American identity and spirituality through an environmental, cultural and political lens.
Amy Sherald uses portraiture to centrally place Black life in the story of American art.
Hank Willis Thomas challenges viewers to consider the complicated nature of storytelling and the bias of history in his multimedia work.
Kara Walker investigates race, gender, sexuality and violence in America through silhouetted figures and sculptures.
Carrie Mae Weems investigates power through images that explore family dynamics, cultural identity, sexism, class and political systems.
Kehinde Wiley paints Black and brown men as powerful heroes in the art historical tradition of European portraiture.

Fred Wilson uses objects and cultural symbols to explore social and historical narratives in sculptures and installations.

BLACK ART: IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT is produced and directed by Sam Pollard; produced by Daphne McWilliams; cinematography, Henry Adebonojo; editing, Steven Wechsler; original music, Kathryn Bostic. Executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Jacqueline Glover; consulting producer, Thelma Golden. For HBO: executive producers Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller.



HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Returns February 14





HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Returns February 14


HBO’s Emmy®-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER will return for its eighth season SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series airs on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

A satirical, insightful and meticulously researched look at current events in the U.S. and around the globe, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER features Oliver’s hilarious, much-needed perspective on today’s pressing political, social and cultural issues. As the country navigates the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and a new administration in the White House, the eighth season of the critically acclaimed series promises to shine a light on headline news as well as lesser-reported topics that both inform and entertain, featuring a mix of the series’ sharp commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional special guests.

The series has received a staggering 20 Emmys® since its premiere in 2014. Season seven received four Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series as well as Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, both for the fifth year in a row, as well as Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series. The series has also been honored with two Peabody Awards, a Critics Choice Award in the category of Best Talk Show, two GLAAD Media Awards, four Writers Guild Awards and four consecutive PGA Awards.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is produced for HBO by Avalon and Sixteen String Jack Productions; executive produced by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; directed by Paul Pennolino and Christopher Werner.



REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Returns For Its 19th Season January 15





REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Returns For Its 19th Season January 15

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER will return for its 19th season FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 12:30 a.m. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists and interviews with guests.

The series is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.

This week features a one-on-one, in-studio interview with former Senior Counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway. This week’s in-studio panel discussion will include award-winning journalist and co-founder of Katie Couric Media, Katie Couric; and founder and host of “Kentucky Sports Radio” and the author of “Mitch, Please!,” Matt Jones. The series is produced under COVID-19 guidelines without a studio audience.

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in 11 HBO solo specials to date.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.



HBO’s INSECURE To Conclude With Upcoming Fifth Season





HBO’s INSECURE To Conclude With Upcoming Fifth Season

The Emmy®-winning HBO comedy series INSECURE will conclude with its upcoming fifth season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming.

“Issa has turned insecurity into an iconic form of comedy,” said Gravitt. “The show is as incisive as it is heartfelt, and it has resonated strongly with its audience because of the deeply personal work that Issa, Prentice, Melina, the cast and the writers have put into it. This talented team has conceived a brilliant final season for INSECURE and we look forward to having many more stories to tell with this singular group of collaborators.”

The series stars Emmy®, Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominee Issa Rae who heads the ensemble cast, and the new season will continue to follow our favorite characters as they evaluate their relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives. The fifth and final season is scheduled to begin production later this month and is set to debut later this year.

INSECURE’s fourth season, which debuted on HBO last spring, was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. A.V. Club called it “by far INSECURE’s best season,” Hollywood Reporter praised the season as “funny as ever,” IndieWire hailed the series as “quietly groundbreaking” and Decider highlighted the season as “nimble and introspective.”

The fourth season received nine Emmy® nominations including for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Issa Rae) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Yvonne Orji). The series won an Emmy® for Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Comedy Series.

Season four series regulars included Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales and Alexander Hodge.

INSECURE was created by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, Jonathan Berry, Amy Aniobi and Jim Kleverweis.

The first four seasons of INSECURE are available to stream on HBO Max.



Video: “Beartown” Official Teaser – HBO





Video: “Beartown” Official Teaser – HBO
The HBO Nordic original series, based on the best-selling novel, is streaming on HBO Max February 22.
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Beartown: Official Teaser | HBO

This isn’t a game.

The @HBONordic original series #Beartown, based on the best-selling novel, is streaming on @HBOMax February 22. #HBO



HBO Documentary Films’ THE LADY AND THE DALE Debuts January 31





HBO Documentary Films’ THE LADY AND THE DALE Debuts January 31

The Genre-Bending Documentary Series Details The Rise And Fall Of 1970’s Transgender Entrepreneur Elizabeth Carmichael And Her Radical Car The Dale

HBO Documentary Films’ THE LADY AND THE DALE, a four-part documentary series from Emmy®-winning producers Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO’s “Room 104”) and directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker, traces the audacious story of Elizabeth Carmichael, a larger-than-life entrepreneur who rose to prominence during the 1970s oil crisis with her promotion of a fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car known as The Dale. At a time when three big American automobile manufacturers ruled the road, Liz launched a futurist vehicle that promised to get 70 miles to the gallon.

Her promotional zeal thrust her into fierce public and media scrutiny which uncovered a web of mystery and suspicion about the car’s technology and her own checkered past. THE LADY AND THE DALE is a probing exploration of family and identity seen through the lens of the rise and fall of a fearless and wily innovator, an extraordinarily resilient woman and a dedicated parent. The series debuts with two back-to-back episodes SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes airing subsequent Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

THE LADY AND THE DALE will premiere on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

In 1974 in the midst of the Middle East oil crisis, a new, innovative automobile promised America high mileage and a low-price tag; its three-wheeled, slick design is a hopeful harbinger of things to come. Behind the development and promotion of The Dale, was Elizabeth Carmichael, who had previously lived a life of crime, on the run from authorities, and always cooked up preposterous mayhem. She claimed to have smuggled arms to Cuba during the revolution and was wanted by the FBI. With several ex-wives and children in her wake, she eventually wedded soulmate Vivian Barrett. They and their five children lived on the run from the law for many years with Liz starting her transition in 1966. As a woman in the 1970s, with her past kept hidden and a new identity as a widow with a business degree, Liz Carmichael founded the 20th Century Motor Car Company and made a name for herself in the male-dominated business world. A savvy marketer, Carmichael claimed that The Dale would be the biggest thing since the Model T and would challenge Detroit’s iron grip on the auto industry.

Interest in the Dale intensified, accelerated by Carmichael’s boasts of its efficiency and safety but also fueled by the company’s dubious business practices. With that spotlight came increased focus on Liz’s identity and gender. As media attention was heating up and frustrated investors clamoring at her door, Carmichael was arrested for fraud and business code violations before The Dale could even hit the streets.

The trial that followed was one of the longest in Los Angeles criminal court’s history and became as much about Carmichael’s transgender identity as it was about The Dale. Representing herself in the high-profile case, Carmichael challenged the prejudices of the time, but the surrounding media circus obfuscated the issues; Liz as a person was under interrogation as much as her business practices. The scrutiny into her life would continue for decades, even as she continually found surprising ways to outwit her pursuers, persist in her own survival and keep her family together.

THE LADY AND THE DALE uses an arresting and inventive technique of marrying archival material with photo collages and animation to illustrate Carmichael’s experiences, combining audio recordings with interviews while framing Carmichael’s story within a broader history of trans experiences. Shedding light on Liz Carmichael’s life and on the dogged investigations into her past and gender identity are Candi Michael, Liz’s daughter; Michael Michael, Liz’s son; Jeri Burchard, Liz’s granddaughter; Dick Carlson, local TV reporter; Pete Noyes, KABC news producer; Charles Richard Barrett, Liz’s brother-in-law; and lawyers, prosecutors and employees of 20th Century Motor Car Company. Historian Susan Stryker, Gender and Media Theorist Sandy Stone and criminal defender Mia Yamamoto add historical and legal context to the story.

THE LADY AND THE DALE is a riveting, human portrait of an imperfect trans trailblazer, an industrious businesswoman and a beloved mother whose ambition and unwavering optimism ran headlong into widespread transphobia and media bias. Her life leaves a complicated legacy. Ahead of her time, forced to operate in an unaccommodating world, Liz Carmichael stands as a heroic reminder of the prejudices facing the trans community and as a symbol of untrammeled enterprise and survival.

THE LADY AND THE DALE is directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker; executive producers, Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Mel Eslyn, Allen Bain, Andre Gaines, Nick Cammilleri, Alana Carithers, Zackary Drucker; producer, Madison Passarelli. For HBO: senior producer, Tina Nguyen; executive producers, Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller.



PAINTING WITH JOHN: Upcoming Episodes





PAINTING WITH JOHN: Upcoming Episodes


HBO presents PAINTING WITH JOHN, an all-new unscripted series written, directed by and starring cult favorite musician, actor, director and painter, John Lurie. The six-episode season debuts FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT). The series will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. Photographed and edited by Erik Mockus, PAINTING WITH JOHN is executive produced by Adam McKay and Todd Schulman for Hyperobject Industries.

Episodes Include:

Episode 1: “Bob Ross Was Wrong”
Debut Date: FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
After contemplating how to open his show, John discusses his parents’ approach to nurturing their kids’ creativity and his lack of trust in someone until he has heard them laugh.
Written and directed by John Lurie.

Episode 2: “The Explosion Story”
Debut Date: FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
John crashes his seventh drone in his attempt to film a show open. Next, he shares how his cancer treatment led to a middle-of-the-night disastrous shrimp curry incident and recalls meeting Barry White.
Written and directed by John Lurie.

Episode 3: “Elephant”
Debut Date: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT)
John recounts how the obsession he and his brother shared for John Coltrane’s “Live at Birdland” resulted in an unfortunate Sunday breakfast and chronicles his epic quest to procure a live eel in Manhattan.
Written and directed by John Lurie.

Written and directed by John Lurie; executive producer, Adam McKay, Todd Schulman for Hyperobject Industries; co-producer, Matt Dwyer; photographed and edited by Erik Mockus.