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HBO announced earlier today a new standalone streaming service called HBO NOW in partnership with Apple. When the service launches in April, subscriptions will be available through the HBO Now app on Apple devices and through Apple TV. It’ll cost $14.99 a month, but if you sign up in April, you’ll get a free 30-day trial.

“HBO NOW is the next phase of innovation at HBO,” HBO CEO Richard Pepler said in a statement. “With this new partnership, a natural evolution for the network, we have access to millions of Apple customers who are used to getting their favorite apps immediately. Now, they can do the same with an HBO subscription.”

HBO also debuted a new exciting trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones. Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke’s characters are heavily featured in the new promo. Game of Thrones returns on April 12. Check out the clip below.

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Girls Adds The Boys To Official Season 3 Artwork

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Happy endings are so overrated. At least according to Lena Dunham. The official Season 3 poster for Girls has been released with the tagline, “Happily Whatever After.” I don’t need it to be a laugh a minute, but something perkier than last year’s extremely somber vibe would be nice. After all, it’s technically a comedy.

For the first time ever, HBO includes the show’s boys in the poster. You’d never see the Sex and the City gals with their men on the promotional artwork. Those bitches wanted the spotlight all for themselves ;) I have to say, I like that Hannah (Dunham) and crew are joined by Adam (Adam Driver) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky). My only complaint is that Elijah (Andrew Rannells) isn’t featured. He should get some attention now that he’s returning after The New Normal’s cancellation.

Season 3 of Girls will premiere with a special two-part event on Sunday, January 12th at 10 pm on HBO. Following that, the highly-anticipated new gay series, Looking premieres. I can’t wait.

What do you think of the poster? I love the whole 4 am disheveled after a major rager look? Don’t you? Sound off below.

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Another day, another Looking-related post. I can’t help it. I’m really looking forward to HBO’s new series. Not only because it stars the adorable Jonathan Groff but also because it takes place in San Francisco. I spent my childhood summers there. It’s practically my second home.

After checking out HBO’s brand new extended trailer, I’m even more excited. Instead of regurgitating my previous posts about the upcoming gay dramedy, I’ve shared the official description from the network below, alongside the spankin’ new clip.

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Looking Cast & Crew Invite You On Set

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You can probably tell I’m really looking forward to Looking based on the number of posts published. Fingers crossed the HBO series meets the high expectations placed upon it.

The latest clip from the network gives us a behind the scenes look at the upcoming dramedy. Not only do we get insights from the main cast (Jonathan Groff, Frankie Alvarez and Murray Bartlett), but also executive producers Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh. They discuss why filming on set in San Francisco was important and what we can expect from the show. Looking premieres January 19th, 2014 after the premiere of Girls. Check out video below.

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Oprah Winfrey & Diablo Cody Are Moody Bitches

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Nope, they’re both not on the rag. Rather the two are teaming up for a new show on HBO. Yup, you read that correctly. HBO and not OWN. Weird that Oprah Winfrey isn’t developing it for her own network. Strange, right?

The yet-untitled comedy will be based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really Making You Crazy. Holy long title Batman. The book examines “the pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies.”

Diablo Cody who burst onto the scene with Juno will pen the script and executive produce alongside Winfrey and her Harpo Films banner. There are no specified details on when the series will enter production, but with Oprah at the helm, I would assume it’s on the top of the list for HBO.

What do you think of this collaboration? Sound off below. For more details about the project, head over to Hollywood Reporter.

Check Out Girls’ Season 3 Trailer

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Technically, Girls is a comedy. Based on last season though, if you tuned in looking for laughs, you would’ve been sadly disappointed. The comedic moments were few and far in between. Am I alone in thinking Lena Dunham took it too dark and depressing? Hopefully, Dunham and her writers were in a better mood this year. Otherwise, I’m permanently breaking up with the HBO show.

In the newly-released trailer, Hannah (Dunham) is shacking up with Adam (Adam Driver) once again. Given the fact Christopher Abbott left the show, poor Marnie (Allison Williams) is toughing it out alone. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) is still being Jessa, while Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) and Ray (Alex Karpovsky) are still driving each other crazy. If that wasn’t enough, Shosanna takes a page from Miley’s book and twerks her little heart out on some poor dead person’s tombstone. Classic Shos ;)

This year, we get a temporary change of scenery. As with most NYC-based shows like Gossip Girl and Sex and the City, the requisite trip to the Hamptons takes place. Check out the trailer below.

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HBO Releases A New Trailer For Looking

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Threesomes, bath houses, open relationships, bears and a shirtless Jonathan Groff… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg in HBO’s second promo for its upcoming new gay series Looking. Unlike the first clip, this one has dialogue and gives a better (albeit brief) look into the San Francisco-based show. I have a feeling this is going to be a home run and the next, and dare I say it… better Queer As Folk.

Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays a video game developer named Patrick. While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. Also part of the cast is Frankie Alvarez. He’ll play Patrick’s bestie named Augustin. He’s a politico with a really big ego and has a problem settling down. Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula round out the cast.

Looking premieres January 19th, 2014 on HBO after Girls‘ third season premiere. I’m so excited. Check out the new series trailer below.

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Ever since HBO greenlit a new comedy following the adventures of gay men living in San Francisco, I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for the first official look. That day has finally arrived. Looking follows three thirty-something friends who grapple with all the options in contemporary life and the complexities of the modern gay experience. Think the gay version of Girls with a bit of Sex and the City added for good measure.

Glee’s Jonathan Groff plays a video game developer named Patrick. While successful in his career, he’s completely the opposite in his personal life. Also part of the cast is Frankie Alvarez. He’ll play Patrick’s bestie named Augustin. He’s a politico with a really big ego and has a problem settling down. Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula round out the cast.

The series is produced by Sarah Condon (Bored to Death) and David Marshall Grant (Brothers and Sisters). Screenwriter Michael Lannan (Interior. Leather Bar. and Damages) penned the script. Check out the first teaser below. Looking debuts on HBO in January 2014.

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