HBO Sets Fall Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series
July 28, 2011
HBO today confirmed the fall debut dates of "Boardwalk Empire," "Hung," "How to Make It in America," "Bored to Death" and "Enlightened":
BOARDWALK EMPIRE kicks off its 12-episode second season SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, this Emmy(R)-nominated, Golden Globe-winning drama series stars Steve Buscemi as "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City. The show was created by Terence Winter, who also serves as executive producer with Martin Scorsese, Stephen Levinson, Mark Wahlberg and Tim Van Patten.
HUNG launches its ten-episode third season SUNDAY, OCT. 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The Emmy-nominated comedy series stars Thomas Jane as a well-endowed former high school legend turned struggling middle-aged high school basketball coach, who figures out a way to use his best asset when faced with a financial crisis. The show is written and created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson.
HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA begins its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, OCT. 2 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). The comedy series follows two enterprising twentysomethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream by making a name for themselves in the competitive fashion scene. Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Luis Guzman, Lake Bell and Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi star. Stephen Levinson, series creator Ian Edelman, Julian Farino and Mark Wahlberg executive produce.
BORED TO DEATH returns for its eight-episode third season MONDAY, OCT. 10 (9:00-9:30 p.m.). The comedy series stars Jason Schwartzman as a Brooklyn writer who has a side business as an unlicensed private detective, solving some cases and making others worse. The executive producers are series creator Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Dave Becky, Stephanie Davis and Troy Miller.
The new series ENLIGHTENED launches its ten-episode season MONDAY, OCT. 10 (9:30-10:00 p.m.). Blending comedy and drama, the show focuses on a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown. Though determined to live a more enlightened existence, the former career executive finds her new lifestyle wreaks havoc both at home and at work. Laura Dern stars in the series, which she executive produces along with Mike White ("Year of the Dog"), who also appears in the show.