Now all the pay channel needs to do is finds some, well, entertainment. Says TV Guide, the cupboards are sufficiently bare—post-strike, post-12 Miles of Bad Road’s termination, post-John from Cincinnati, etc.—that HBO will not be airing new series this summer. Entourage, Big Love and Flight of the Conchords are to return this fall at earliest, when Alan Ball’s vampire drama True Blood is also planned to debut. As for the summer, HBO will move up the premiere of Iraq miniseries Generation Kill, run movies, and… um… well, hey, it’s summer! Shouldn’t you be outside getting some exercise?
Sounds like the sort of thing HBO might have done, before its slogan became, “It’s not TV, it’s HBO. Also, it’s not HBO either until around September, so in the meantime please enjoy this rebroadcast of Music and Lyrics.”