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Published on August 1st, 2012 | by Sean Bell


HBO TCA: ‘Girls’ & ‘Enlightened’ Renewals, The ‘Entourage’ Movie, The Future of ‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘True Blood’

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HBO Summer Press Tour Executive SessionFans of HBO’s Enlightened and Girls have reason to rejoice, the network has renewed both shows for their second seasons, each ten episodes a piece.

HBO’s turn at the TCA Summer Press tour allowed them make a number of announcements about future programming, which included the intention to bring both series back in January 2013. This marks a bit of a wait for Enlightened, which premiered in October last year. Both shows will make their run after Boardwalk Empire finished its third season and likely before Game of Thrones comes back in the Spring.

Speaking of Thrones, HBO bosses Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo are very confident about the series’ prospect for continuing in the near future. “As long as he keeps writing we’ll keep producing, and he seems excited with that prospect,” Plepler said about George R. R. Martin, who created the set of fantasy novels the show is based on.

As for True Blood, it seems to have a good future as well, despite the fact that creator Alan Ball has stepped away from the show. Lombardo believes that as long as the audience is there, HBO will be: “As long as it continues to be performing with the consumer, but more importantly exciting the storytellers, I think we’re there.”

What did they have to say about the prospect of an Entourage movie? Despite all the rumors that it’s going to happen, Lombardo mentioned that it’s not necessarily a guaranteed thing. “Doug [Ellin, the series creator], as of this week is on page 65. He’s written a film script and excited about it, but it’s not a done deal just yet.”

There’s some bittersweet news for Curb Your Enthusiasm fans; Larry David is planning on writing and starring in a movie that Greg Mottola will direct. Before you start thinking this is a Curb movie, it’s not – it will be something totally different. This means that another season of Curb is on hold until when and if David decides to produce more episodes.

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