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'Boardwalk Empire' post-mortem: Jeffrey Wright says Narcisse suffers 'spiritual assassination'

Spoilers for the Boardwalk Empire season finale ahead! With Nucky winding down his operations, Van Alden reclaiming his identity, and Harrow going from living to not living (sad!), the major players of Boardwalk Empire each found themselves undergoing a transformation during the fourth season finale.

Harlem intellectual and “business” man Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) started off the season as the new king in town, chipping away at Chalky White’s control of the predominantly black North Side community in Atlantic City. By season’s end, he may have survived a botched assassination attempt, but according to Wright, he suffers a “real spiritual assassination” when J. Edgar Hoover (Eric Ladin) forces him to become his informant for the Bureau of Investigation.

“He becomes what he despises at the beginning and that is a servant pretending to be a king, so it all comes full circle,” Wright explains. READ FULL STORY

Watch HBO's 'Getting On' pilot online

Last night, HBO premiered its latest half-hour comedy Getting On. Starring Niecy Nash, Alex Borstein, and Laurie Metcalf, the show follows the three women through their daily lives working in an extended care unit and caring for the elderly women residing there.

The pilot introduces viewers to Dawn (Borstein), the veteran nurse who’s eager to please Dr. James (Metcalf), and the newbie in the department, Nurse Didi (Nash), who quickly realizes that she’s taken a job where she can expect the unexpected, even when it comes to the chairs in the lobby. It will all make sense when you watch the pilot, which HBO has already put online.

You can watch the pilot here, and catch the next episode of Getting On Sunday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. on HBO.

Jonathan Groff navigates the perils of online dating in full-length trailer for HBO's 'Looking' -- VIDEO

Earlier this month we saw the teaser for HBO’s upcoming series Looking, but now we’ve our first full-length trailer for the gay dramedy starring Jonathan Groff (C.O.G). In the opening, Groff’s Patrick proclaims  “It’s San Francisco, it shouldn’t be too hard to meet cool people in this town.” But his optimistic adage is easier said than done. Patrick finds difficulty deciphering potential matches’ online profiles when photo apps prove too sneaky, “Instagram filters have ruined everything and I can’t tell if this guy is hot or not.” We also see Dom (Murray Barlett) trying out new fitness classes, re-evaluating his career prospects, and ragging on his aging self, “God, I’m such a cliche.”

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Niecy Nash on her new HBO comedy 'Getting On': 'We are not doing 'Scrubs,' okay?'

Niecy Nash is trying something new. The comedic actress and author is currently starring in HBO’s latest half-hour comedy Getting On, a far cry from her days as the loud-mouthed Raineesha Williams on Reno 911!

From the writers of Big Love, Getting On tells the story behind the doctors and nurses of the Billy Barnes Extended Care Unit of Mt. Palms Hospital in Long Beach, California. A remake of the BBC series by the same name, the comedy stars Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein, and Nash as three women who spend their days helping the elderly live their day-to-day lives.We caught up with Nash to talk about her latest career choice, and Getting On‘s pilot, which aired Sunday.

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Watch the new trailer for HBO mystery series 'True Detective' -- VIDEO

HBO released a new trailer for its mystery drama True Detective.  Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, the series centers around two detectives on a hunt to close a case involving a serial killer in Louisiana on the loose for over seventeen years.

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Chris Lilley on 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl,' quiche, and 'Summer Heights High' fans

Australian comedian Chris Lilley made a giant splash in America when his series Summer Heights High aired on HBO, introducing fans to a trio of incredible characters: bossy drama teacher Mr. G, unruly delinquent Jonah, and vicious exchange student Ja’mie King. Lilley hit again with the follow-up Angry Boys, and now he’s back for another round, but only one character is taking the spotlight this time.

In Ja’mie: Private School Girl (premiering Nov. 24 on HBO at 10:30 p.m. ET), Lilley explores the school, family and romantic life of the offensive teen queen in full detail. EW chatted with Lilley about his celebrity fans, staying in character (perhaps too much) and why Ja’mie is more than just a horrible, horrible person.  READ FULL STORY

Presenting a teaser for the 'Girls' season 3 teaser -- VIDEO

Sorry, everybody — we’ve officially entered a world where teasers of teasers of trailers for actual works of entertainment are a thing. But hey, at least this one has a shot of Adam Driver shirtless.

Last night, Lena Dunham took to Instagram to post a shortened version of the teaser for Girls season 3. (The full-length preview of a preview debuts Sunday.) Though the whole thing is only 15 seconds long, it contains pretty much everything you’d expect from a full episode of Girls — namely, Hannah being self-absorbed, Marnie looking gorgeous but also like an asshole, Shoshanna making us wish she had more screen time, Jessa barely doing anything, catchy music, and, of course, nudity.

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HBO's New 'Looking' trailer: Jonathan Groff is looking for love and a roommate in San Francisco

Glee alum and C.O.G. star Jonathan Groff leads an upcoming HBO gay drama/comedy called Looking. HBO debuted their new 30-second trailer, featuring Groff musing, “What’s wrong with having a life outside of work?” Then adding, perhaps to the chagrin of City of Angels-dwellers, “If I didn’t want to have a life, I’d move to L.A.” We see him walking around a moody looking San Francisco, attempting to find a roommate, but somehow finding his browser on OkCupid. The cast also includes Frankie Alvarez and Murray Bartlett.

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John Oliver leaving 'The Daily Show' for new HBO series

The bad news: Emmy-award winning comedian John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show, where he’s been serving as a correspondent since 2006.

The good news: He’ll be moving to HBO for a brand-new topical comedy series, slated to launch in 2014. The show will air weekly on Sunday nights.

Oliver caught the cable giant’s eye this summer, when he spent two months filling in for Daily Show host Jon Stewart. “We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now,” Oliver added. “I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”

HBO releases trailer for end of 'Treme' -- VIDEO

Barack Obama may have declared “Change has come,” but for the residents of New Orleans, there is still a long way to go.

The trailer for the final, five-episode fourth season of HBO’s Treme has just premiered, and the clip shows all your favorites continuing the slow climb to remake the city post-Katrina, as well as deal with their own personal lives. Antoine Batiste (Wendell Pierce) struggles to hold the music class together, while Davis McAlary (Steve Zahn) continues his own fight.

Check out the trailer for the David Simon-created show below:
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New 'True Detective' trailer: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey revisit the past -- VIDEO

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HBO has just released a gritty trailer for their upcoming serial narrative drama True Detective, which stars Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Matthew McConaughey (Mud) as two detectives brought in to revisit a homicide case they worked on in 1995 involving a serial killer in Louisiana.

The show floats back and forth between their questioning of the crime in the present day and the events that happened while they were investigating the homicide in 1995.

The dark trailer showcases both detectives struggling with the effects of having investigated such a twisted homicide case for the course of 17 years.

Watch the new trailer below:
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'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' trailer: Iron Mike takes the stage -- VIDEO

By the time he was 12 years old, Mike Tyson had been arrested over 38 times. By the time he was 20 years old — 20 years, four months, and 22 days, to be exact — Tyson had become the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history, annihilating opponents with vicious knock-outs.

How did Tyson go from juvenile delinquent to champion boxer… not to mention convicted rapist, notorious ear-biter, quasi-professional pigeon racer, and unlikely Hangover co-star? We’ll learn the whole story in an upcoming Spike Lee joint appropriately called Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, a filmed version of the one-man show Tyson debuted in Vegas and brought to Broadway in August 2012. It’s a tale of rage, ambition, and even the occasional joke — as when Tyson says something about making a “deal with the devil,” and a photo of Don King flashes onscreen.

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The 'Girls' are back in town: HBO sets January premiere

Your next Girls fix is within reach, and it’s not on Saturday Night Live this time. HBO is debuting a new Sunday night lineup in January, including network favorite Girls and two new series.

True Detective, the hour-long drama starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan, is set to make its series debut Sunday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Girls will return for its third season immediately following True Detective, with two back-to-back episodes premiering at 10 p.m ET/PT.

Following Girls, HBO announced the premiere of another new series a week later, Looking, debuting Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Looking follows three friends — Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett — who “explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”

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