Curb your Enthusiasm Season 8 begins Sunday

HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm returns for its eighth season this Sunday July 10th at 10pm on HBO Canada.

In case you don’t know, the show is an American comedy created by Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself.

Lady Gaga in concert on HBO this weekend

Lady Gaga’s fans who couldn’t see the pop sensation live will get a chance to see her on HBO in May in Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden.

The two-hour show, taped February 21 and 22 in her hometown of New York City, features Lady Gaga playing some of her most well-known songs accompanied by a ten-piece band and ten backup dancers.

Cinema Verite tells the story behind TV’s first reality show

This weekend HBO Canada will premiere Cinema Verite, a dramatized look at the events surrounding the creation of the 1973 PBS documentary “An American Family”.

American Family chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety in the creation of a new genre – the reality TV series.

New HBO movie dramatizes the creation of TV’s first reality TV show

HBO Canada has announced it will premiere Cinema Verite, starring James Gandolfini, Dianne Lane and Time Robbins, day and date with HBO, on April 23.

The film gives a dramatized look at the events surrounding the creation of the 1973 PBS documentary “An American Family”, which chronicled the lives of the Louds in the early 1970s and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety in the creation of a new genre – the reality TV series

Feb 2011: It’s still illegal to watch HBO in Canada!

In 1995, Keith Spicer, then head of the Canadian Radio and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) was interviewed by CBC television personality Pamela Wallin and was asked if the federal government would implement laws prohibiting Canadians from watching HBO and U.S. Direct-to-home (DTH) satellite television signals in this country.

Mr. Spicer replied “Absolutely no. We have spent, this country and the western world has spent 40 years telling the Russians it was immoral to block broadcasts. We’re certainly not going to start doing that in Canada. Canadians are free people and they should act freely.”

HBO’s Hung and Entourage return on Sunday

Hung, a half hour HBO comedy starring Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to male prostitution returns for a new season on HBO this Sunday.

Also returning this weekend to HBO is the seventh season of Entourage, a comedy-drama series chronicling the life of Vincent Chase (played by Adrian Grenier), a young film star, and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City, as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California

True Blood’s third season starts Sunday

Day and date with HBO in the United States, True Blood begins its third season this Sunday in Canada on HBO Canada.

The show chronicles the goings on in the fictional Louisiana town of Bon Temps where vampires live openly amongst their human counterparts, thanks to the invention of mass-produced synthetic blood.

HBO Sport’s Magic & Bird premieres Sunday

In 1979, Los Angeles Lakers immortal “Magic” Johnson and Boston Celtics great Larry Bird led their Midwestern universities to the NCAA Championship game.

That game kicked off an on court rivalry and eventual friendship between two hoop legends who went on to dominate in the NBA, winning three MVP awards apiece and a combined eight NBA titles.

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