TV News: HBO, Atlantis, Boots, Street

HBO has announced a January 12th premiere date for both the new series “True Detective” starring Matthew McConaughey, and the third season of “Girls”. The shows will air at 9pm & 10pm respectively.

They’ve also set a January 19th, 10:30pm premiere time for “Looking,” the new comedy which is being described as “Sex in the City” but with a younger, gay male San Francisco setting. Jonathan Groff, Murray Bartlett, Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula star. [Source: Twitter]

FOX has begun development of the drama series “Atlantis” from feature writers Sheldon Turner (“Up In The Air”) and Ken Nolan (“Black Hawk Down”).

The story follows two estranged brothers, a ragtag crew and a billion dollar state-of-the-art vessel, who begin a search for the lost city of Atlantis. [Source: Deadline]

The CW has ordered a new serialized military drama, currently titled “Boots,” from co-creator/executive producer Nick Santora and Gary Fleder (“Breakout Kings”).

The story follows young men and women as they are thrown into the gauntlet that is the U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp on Parris Island, South Carolina. They inevitably collide with each other, their instructors and local townies. [Source: Deadline]

Every Street United
Microsoft has commissioned “Every Street United,” a football-themed series, as the first unscripted series to stream via its Xbox games console from early next year.

Each episode of the 8 x 30-minute series will be shot in a different country and focus on different teams and players ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The final episode will be filmed at the finals in Brazil. [Source: Screen Daily]