HBO Sets “Thrones” Date, Renews Maher

HBO’s presentation at the TCA Winter Tour today has revealed various bits of news with the biggest being an April 12th premiere date for the ten episode fifth season of “Game of Thrones”. Also kicking off on that date are the new seasons of “Silicon Valley” and “Veep,” both getting ten episodes each.

HBO has also confirmed that they have renewed “Real Time with Bill Maher” for two additional seasons of 35 episodes each. The deal will keep him on the network through until at least the end of 2017.

Finally, HBO-owned Cinemax confirmed its 2015 slate which begins this the third season of “Banshee” tomorrow night, the final season of “Strike Back” in the Summer, and the second season of “The Knick” in the Fall.

Source: HBO