Celebrate Thanksgiving With HBO Max’s Blockbuster Movies And Holiday-Themed TV Episodes

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If you can’t celebrate Thanksgiving with family this holiday season, spend your time with HBO Max. From Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes to cherished blockbuster hits, there’s plenty of A-list content for you to gobble up this Turkey Day.  HBO Max is stacked with laugh-out-loud comedies including She’s the Man, Superintelligence and School of Rock, animated movies like Anastasia, Storks and Scoob!, as well as … Read more

Creative Competition Series CRAFTOPIA Gets Second Season Pick-Up Featuring Adult Contestants

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Craftopia: Holiday Showdown Will Debut in 2021

Four New Craftopia Kids Specials to Premiere This Holiday Season on HBO Max

LOS ANGELES – October 14, 2020 – HBO Max has renewed the popular competition series “Craftopia.” Hosted and executive produced by crafting expert and YouTube sensation Lauren Riihimaki, aka LaurDIY, the 8-episode new season titled “Craftopia: Holiday Showdown” will feature adult contestants, surprise expert guests from around the country and a new crop of wildly inventive and inspiring creations and will premiere in 2021.

Additionally, HBO Max will launch four festive holiday-themed special episodes featuring the most impressive kid crafters in the country. Two Halloween episodes will drop this upcoming.October 22 followed by two winter spectaculars on November 16.Each one will be sure to inspire and excite through crafting challenges, super special guests, and a mind-blowing holiday-themed studio set where “Craftestants” fill up their carts with an endless supply of the best materials to compete for a cash prize.

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“We’re looking forward to keeping our audience’s creative juices flowing with the return of this imaginative, family-friendly show,” said Jennifer O’Connell, executive vice president original non-fiction and kids programming, HBO Max. “We are thrilled to work with Lauren and the B17 team on sparking craft ideas in homes everywhere with our upcoming specials and season two.”

“The upcoming holiday episodes are cute beyond words with talented kids that will melt your hearts,” said Riihimaki. “For season two, not only are the contestants literally bigger, so are the challenges and we’re taking everything to the next level. It’s going to be an epic ride and I’m so grateful to be part of a show that embodies everything I love about being creative.”

“Craftopia: Holiday Showdown” is executive produced by Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher for B17 Entertainment with Claire Kosloff signed on as showrunner.

Special Guest Stars Announced For THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 2020 INDUCTIONS Debuting November 7 On HBO

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The 2020 Performer Inductees Are Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., and T-Rex The Ahmet Ertegun Award Honorees Are Jon Landau and Irving Azoff THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 2020 INDUCTIONS debuts SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. The special presentation … Read more

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS: DINNER PARTY Returns to truTV on October 15

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Cable’s #1 new unscripted comedy series Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party returns to truTV on Thursday, October 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT with 10 new celebrity-packed episodes. Each week, Joe GattoJames “Murr” MurrayBrian “Q” Quinn, and Sal Vulcano invite viewers back to their dinner tables where they safely, and hilariously, sit down to break bread from their respective homes. New dinner guests include Wayne Brady, Edie Falco, Kane Hodder, Colin Jost, and DJ Marshmello, as well as a reunion with their Impractical Jokers: The Movie co-star, Paula Abdul, among others.

Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party is produced by Bongo Pictures, with Michael Bloom executive producing alongside Chris Wagner, Charlie DeBevoise, Gatto, Murray, Quinn, and Vulcano.

Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Storytime! Premieres Thursday, September 17 on HBO Max

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LOS ANGELES, CA – August 27, 2020 – HBO Max today announced the Thursday, September 17 premiere date for Emmy® Award-winning writer Mo Willem’s first live-action special Mo Willems and The Storytime All-Stars Present: Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Storytime!, and debuted its official trailer and key art.

Beloved New York Times bestselling children’s book author and illustrator Mo Willems, who began his career on Sesame Street, is the inaugural Education Artist-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and HBO Max’s very first Artist-in-Residence! HBO Max has an exclusive, multi-year deal with Willems and this first Storytime special, shot at the Kennedy Center, includes live readings and sketch comedy by celebrities including Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community),
Rachel Dratch (Saturday Night Live), Cameron Esposito (Take My Wife), Tony Hale (Veep), Greta Lee (Russian Doll), Tom Lennon (The Odd Couple), Natalie Morales (Abby’s) and
Oscar Nunez (The Office).

Don’t Let The Pigeon Do Storytime! was directed by comedian Bobcat Goldthwait – who directed Jimmy Kimmel Live! from 2004 to 2007 – and produced by Stampede Ventures, with Willems and Stampede’s Greg Silverman, Gideon Yu, Jay Judah and Chris Bosco serving as executive producers.

HABLA NOW Premieres September 18

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Special Features Laurie Hernandez, Diane Guerrero, Amara La Negra And More HABLA NOW, the latest installment of the award-winning “Habla” series from HBO Latino, debuts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT). The one-hour documentary special features testimonials from U.S. Latinos sharing their personal experiences directly to the camera for a national audience, in both English and … Read more

DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA Debuts October 17, Exclusively On HBO

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DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA will debut SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 (8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT). The special event, directed by Academy Award and Emmy®-winner Spike Lee, presents a one-of-a-kind, dynamic film that gives audiences access to Byrne’s electrifying critically acclaimed Broadway show that played to sold-out, record-breaking audiences. DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. … Read more

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL Returns Tuesday, August 18

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HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this season, returns for an all-new episode on Tuesday, August 18 at the special time of 11 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The series is also available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. For up-to-the-minute updates about REAL SPORTS, follow on Twitter at @RealSportsHBO or join … Read more

HBO Documentary Films And The Duplass Brothers In Production On THE LADY AND THE DALE

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HBO Documentary Films and Emmy®-winning producers Mark and Jay Duplass are currently in production on THE LADY AND THE DALE, a documentary series exploring an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur. This latest HBO partnership with the Emmy® award-winning Duplass brothers (HBO’s “Room 104”), directed by Nick Cammilleri and Zackary Drucker, traces the story … Read more