1st & Ten is an HBO series that reveals the on and off field hijinks of the California Bulls, a fictional professional football team. Diane Barrow has recently become team owner as part of her divorce settlement. Hilarity ensues as the team becomes accustomed to having a female owner.
On January 2, 2012, one of the NHL's most intense rivalries (The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers) will heat up the frigid air of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia at the 5th annual Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. This 4 part HBO Sports series delivers the inside scoop on all the pre-game preparations plus behind-the-scenes footage of the two teams in the week leading up to the Winter Classic.
On one side stands an outsized and famously raucous star from Russia, and on the other, a young but spectacular leader adopted by the Steel City. The rivalry between the Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, along with the differing personalities of head coaches Bruce Boudreau and Dan Bylsma, sets the stage for an all-out battle when the two teams meet outdoors on Pittsburgh's Heinz Field - the culminating moment of the series
For the first time, HBO's hit series '24/7' will follow its subjects through their regular season, capturing all the behind-the-scenes action and drama of a bruising pro schedule. The award-winning '24/7' series has focused on boxers, NASCAR drivers and now NHL pros since its inception in 2007, winning 12 Sports Emmys.
The feature length documentary film ADDICTION brings together the nation's leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction with a collection of award-winning filmmakers to shed light on addiction, its causes and the latest and most prominent developments in treatments. Its focus is on case studies and new medical treatments. A supplementary series of 13 short films delves deeper into the various dimensions of addiction.
Alice was first seen in August of 1976 but was based on the 1975 film, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore starring Ellen Burstyn and centering around Alice Hyatt. The television series had Linda Lavin starring as Alice. After her husband, Donald, was killed in a truck accident, Alice Hyatt and her 12-year-old son, Tommy, moved out of their home in New Jersey and headed for Hollywood. Alice's dream was to become a singer but for the time being she got work as a waitress in a greasy spoon, Mel's Diner after her car breaks down in Phoenix. Mel was gruff and demanding and constantly bossing his three waitresses around. The other two waitresses, in the beginning were Flo and Vera. Flo was the man-hungry southern belle, who's favorite saying was "Kiss My Grits." The other waitress, Vera, was...
New York City, 1985. Prior Walter announces to his boyfriend Louis Ironson that he has been diagnosed with AIDS. Unable to cope with this, Louis leaves. This abandonment leaves Prior shattered. At the same time, Roy Cohn, a powerful lawyer and a right-wing political conservative is diagnosed with AIDS but demands that his doctor say that he has liver cancer as he does not want his homosexuality known in the circles he moves in. Cohn grooms his assistant, the milquetoast Mormon lawyer Joe Pitt, to go to Washington in order to protect him from a disbarment trial. At the same time Joe's wife Harper has become deeply unhappy and addicted to valium over the fact that Joe does not seem to want her sexually. Joe finally comes out and admits that he is fighting homosexual desires. When he calls to...
From the bright lights of the big cities to small country towns, Angry Boys takes us to various locations around the world as Chris introduces several unforgettable new characters. Angry Boys is a look at today’s boys; their influences, their pressures, their dreams and ambitions. The creative genius behind the award-winning shows Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes, Chris Lilley returns to ABC with the world premiere of his new 12-part comedy series Angry Boys.
Animated Hero Classics is an educational Animated television series of programs co-produced by Nest Family Entertainment and Warner Bros. The series, geared toward elementary school aged children, includes twenty biographies of both female and male scientists, inventors, explorers, and social champions from around the world including George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Marco Polo, Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur.
Robert Wuhl returns to HBO with his new show Assume the Position With Mr. Wuhl. Wuhl takes a look at American pop culture and history infused with his irreverent commentary before a classroom of actual New York City college students.
Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks for HBO, Band of Brothers is a ten-part miniseries based on the book Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest by Stephen E. Ambrose. The series dramatically re-creates the path of Easy Company, an elite paratrooper unit, from their basic training at Camp Toccoa in Georgia in 1942, to D-Day, to their critical involvement in the Battle of the Bulge, through their triumph at the close of the war.