Jon Stewart has made enough election appearances of late, that we’d almost forgotten talk that the former Daily Show host might have his new HBO animated projects up and running by the end of the year. Now, HBO offers a quick update on Stewart’s Onion-style series as we head into 2017.
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Any Westworld viewer could tell you the series represents a sizable investment from HBO, and much like the park itself, no one would let it go so easily. The series is officially renewed for a second year, but may not debut any new episodes until 2018.
Even as Westworld finally gave up one big secret, we still don’t know exactly what to expect from the final episodes of Season 1, let alone the un-ordered Season 2. That said, producer Jonathan Nolan may have dropped a major clue about what to expect from the Hosts’ awakening in Season 2, including where the park itself is actually located.
Whether or not your personal politics ended up validated over the last few weeks, few would argue that 2016 has at least proven a challenging year. Certainly not John Oliver, who used the final Last Week Tonight of the year to look back on Trump’s election, and literally blow up 2016 with a spectacular goodbye.
It was J.B. Smoove who first telegraphed that Curb Your Enthusiasm might be coming back for real, so it’s only fitting the first informal production promo would give Leon the spotlight. Larry’s best foil is back (if not Larry himself), as Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9 officially starts production.
Not only will it take longer to get our Game of Thrones fix next summer, we’ll have even less episodes to do it with. So it is that we’ll take all the new footage we can get (not to mention all the Lady Olenna we can get) in a new deleted scene from Game of Thrones Season 6.
Even for a case in which a 12-year-old girl gets stabbed nearly 20 times, it was particularly heinous: young Payton Leutner of Waukesha, Wisconsin was recovered bleeding out in the woods near a slumber party she had been attending in 2014. Her attackers were two of her good friends, fellow middle schoolers. What could have possessed a couple of innocent kids to suddenly turn psychopath without warning and leave their pal for dead in the middle of the night?
We’ve gone long enough without a Bernie Sanders impression to forget that Larry David has other items on his agenda, including a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm! So it is, that multiple returning Curb stars have been confirmed, including the lovely Ted Danson and the lovelier Mary Steenburgen.
We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the many conspiracy theories permeating HBO’s Westworld, let alone the possibility of the 1973 film being part of its canon. Last night’s “The Adversary” even featured a gun-slinging cameo to that effect, but producers don’t want you getting swept away in the implications just yet.
If nothing else, the events of 2016 have gone to show us just how wrong presumptions can be, whether potentially hilarious presidential bids, or century-long baseball curses. Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver learned both the hard way, recalling past Daily Show clips in which he’d made catastrophically bad taunts in hindsight.