Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says it has ordered a 10-episode second season of "Boss," its new drama starring Kelsey Grammer as a fictional Chicago mayor.

Starz ends contract talks with Netflix

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Starz says it has ended talks to renew its contract with DVD rental giant Netflix.

Liam McIntyre cast as Spartacus

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Australian film and TV actor Liam McIntyre has been hired to replace ailing "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" star Andy Whitfield, Starz said.

Second season of 'Spartacus' ordered

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Starz says it has ordered a second season of its epic gladiator series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

Starz sells off animation studio

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Starz Media says it reached an agreement to sell its animation studio Film Roman to a group of investors led by former Film Roman President Scott D. Greenberg.

HBO chief Albrecht departs after arrest

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Chris Albrecht has left the cable network after his weekend arrest in Las Vegas, parent Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday.

HBO's Albrecht takes leave after assault

LAS VEGAS, May 8 (UPI) -- The chairman and chief executive of the U.S. premium cable network HBO took a leave of absence Tuesday to seek alcohol counseling, the executive said.

HBO chairman booked for assault

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Home Box Office chief Chris Albrecht faces charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

'Sopranos' leaving on high note

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New York-based HBO is getting ready for life after "The Sopranos," which begins its final season next month.

HBO's CEO keeps lips sealed on 'Sopranos'

PASADENA, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- The head of Home Box Office announced that there likely will be another season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but refused to reveal the secret behind "The Sopranos."

Comic Dane Cook signs with HBO

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Hot young comedian Dane Cook has signed a long-term contract with HBO that includes a series as well as special projects.

'Carnivale' fans besiege HBO with pleas

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Fans of the canceled HBO drama "Carnivale" are besieging the premium cable channel with pleas to reverse the decision.

'Entourage' gets third season nod

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Despite soft ratings, HBO has ordered a third season of its Emmy-nominated and critically hailed comedy, "Entourage."

HBO won't air new 'Sopranos' until 2006

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- HBO executives have decided to hold new episodes of popular U.S. cable series "The Sopranos" until 2006, it was reported Friday.

'Sopranos' plots a return in March

HOLLYWOOD, July 16 (UPI) -- The top gun at HBO says it looks like "The Sopranos'" fifth season will launch in March.
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