Boardwalk Empire

BoardwalkEmpireBoardwalk Empire will make its cable premiere in Canada on Showcase later this month.

The series called “instantly captivating” (TV Guide) and “television at its finest” (Variety) brings the extravagance, glamour and allure of Atlantic City during the Roaring Twenties to Showcase, when the critically adored Boardwalk Empire makes its cable premiere.

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Boardwalk Empire has been picked up for a third season by HBO.

The prohibition drama series, which features Steve Buscemi in his Emmy-winning role, has been confirmed to return next year for a third season by HBO’s president Michael Lombardo.

“I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations,” said Lombardo. 

“The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”

Source: Digital Spy

In 1921, with his fortunes soaring after the enactment of Prohibition, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson is the undisputed leader of Atlantic City, but he may be about to pay a steep price for wielding his power.

Premiering on HBO Canada , a multiplex channel of Corus Entertainment ‘s Movie Central (Western Canada) and Astral ‘s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada), HBO’s Emmy ® -nominated and Golden Globe-winning drama Boardwalk Empire begins its 12-episode second season Sunday , September 25 at 9 p.m. ET/MT , day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

Starring Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, and from Terence Winter, Emmy ® Award-winning writer of The Sopranos and Academy Award ® -winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire ‘s second season begins with Nucky and his lieutenants – including young World War I veteran Jimmy Darmody –solidifying their hold on power with the rigged election that saw their crony elected mayor.

But in the wake of a bloody Klu Kux Klan attack at Chalky White’s bootleg warehouse, Nucky finds his hold on Atlantic City weakened, first by state agents who arrest him for election fraud and ransack his office, then by members of his own inner circle and even his family, who align with Jimmy’s father, the aging Commodore Louis Kaestner, in an attempt to oust him altogether.

Meanwhile, mobsters like Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone wait in the wings, looking for the chance to grab a bigger piece of Nucky’s pie.

Boardwalk Empire also stars Michael Pitt as Jimmy Darmody; Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder, Nucky’s mistress; Michael Shannon as federal agent Nelson Van Alden; Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White, leader of the city’s African-American community and Nucky’s bootleg point person; Gretchen Mol as Gillian, Jimmy’s showgirl mother; Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner, Nucky’s mentor; Shea Whigham as Nucky’s resentful brother Elias, the sheriff of Atlantic City; Vincent Piazza as Lucky Luciano; Stephen Graham as Al Capone; Michael Stuhlbarg as Arnold Rothstein; Aleksa Palladino as Angela Darmody, Jimmy’s wife; Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler, Nucky’s valet; and Jack Huston as Richard Harrow, a disfigured war veteran who’s been befriended by Jimmy.

The critically acclaimed series was recently nominated for 18 Emmy ® Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series , Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Kelly Macdonald) and two nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa, Martin Scorsese). In January 2011, Boardwalk Empire received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Steve Buscemi). The series also received two Screen Actors Guild awards, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Steve Buscemi).

Created by Terence Winter, Boardwalk Empire is executive produced by Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg; co-executive produced by Gene Kelly and Howard Korder; produced by Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.

Boardwalk Empire will be broadcast in High Definition, and episodes will be available on demand following their network premieres. In Eastern Canada programming will be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers On Demand OnLine, Bell TV Online and Videotron’s Illico Web and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with Shaw and Shaw Direct Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.

HBO has released a new full trailer for the second season of Boardwalk Empire.

From exclusive HBO programming to cutting-edge original Canadian series and films, HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada), brings viewers the hottest series, documentaries and specials available on premium television this fall.

Subscribers will have access to this talked-about programming on multiple platforms including on HBO Canada OnDemand and HBO Canada OnLine.

On Sunday, September 25, HBO Canada’s fall season gets into full swing with new episodes of HBO’s Golden Globe®-winning and Emmy®-nominated prohibition-era drama, Boardwalk Empire.

Leading into Boardwalk Empire’s premiere on September 25 is Season 2 of the no-holds-barred, Gemini-nominated Canadian original comedy series Call Me Fitz, starring Jason Priestley.

Also in September is Beauty Day, an original documentary from The Movie Network and Movie Central about the Canadian cult basic cable series The Cap’n Video Show.

Sunday, October 2 brings new seasons of the HBO comedy series Hung and How to Make It in America, followed on October 5 and 6 with Martin Scorsese’s documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Monday, October 10 is the premiere of HBO’s Enlightened, a new half-hour series about a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a life altering meltdown, and Season 3 of Bored To Death starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. Rounding out October is the Season 2 premiere of the David Steinberg-helmed Gemini-nominated comedy Living In Your Car.

Additional information about HBO Canada’s fall programming is outlined below. All HBO programming premieres day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.:


Beauty Day 

Premieres Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/MT

Before Tom Green and Jack Ass there was Ralph Zavadil “Captain Video.” This original documentary chronicles Zavadil’s cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, which featured Zavadil performing a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of his small Southern Ontario audience. With the advent of the Internet and reality television still years away, his unique brand of gross-out stunt comedy was truly ahead of its time. All it took was a broken neck for him to get noticed.


Call Me Fitz (Season 2)

Premieres Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/MT

Debuting with back-to-back half-hour episodes, Call Me Fitz returns with Jason Priestley as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, a handsome, substance-abusing used-car salesman who torments his naïve co-workers, sleeps with any woman who has a pulse, and thinks his life is perfect. Also starring Ernie Grunwald, Peter MacNeill, Kathleen Munroe, Tracy Dawson, Donavon Stinson and Brooke Nevin.


Boardwalk Empire (Season 2)

Premieres Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/MT

From Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire returns to chronicle the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson. Set in 1921, a few months after the end of Season 1, the series picks up after Nucky and his lieutenants – including young WWI veteran Jimmy Darmody – appeared to solidify their power by successfully rigging an election and getting a Nucky crony elected as Mayor. Starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Stuhlbarg, Michael K. Williams, Dabney Coleman, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Piazza and Stephen Graham.


Hung (Season 3)

Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET/MT

From creators Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, HBO’s half-hour comedy Hung returns to the recession-plagued suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, for its third season. The series continues to follow divorced, middle-aged former high school sports legend Ray Drecker as he continues to exploit his best asset in order to survive. At the conclusion of Season 2, Ray contemplated a break from the business after eyeing a possible second chance with ex-wife Jessica, but Lenore may not be willing to give him up without a fight. Starring Thomas Jane, Jane Adams, Anne Heche and Rebecca Creskoff.


How to Make It in America (Season 2)

Premieres Sunday, October 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT

HBO’s half-hour comedy series that follows two enterprising twentysomethings as they try to achieve the American Dream in the bohemian subculture of downtown New York City, returns for its second season. In the first season, friends and business partners Ben Epstein and Cam Calderon attempted to use their street knowledge and connections to make a name for themselves in the city’s competitive fashion scene. Starring Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Luis Guzman, Lake Bell, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Martha Plimpton and Shannyn Sossamon. The series is executive produced by Stephen Levinson, Rob Weiss, series creator Ian Edelman, Julian Farino, Jada Miranda and Mark Wahlberg.


George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Part One Premieres Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 p.m.; Part Two Premieres Thursday, October 6 at 9:00 p.m.

Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese traces music icon George Harrison’s life from his musical beginnings in Liverpool through his life as a musician, a seeker, a philanthropist and a filmmaker. The documentary combines interviews with Harrison and his closest friends with performances, home movies and photographs, and features Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, George Martin, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Ringo Starr and Jackie Stewart. 


Bored To Death (Season 3)

Premieres Monday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m.

HBO’s quirky half-hour comedy returns for its third season, following Brooklyn writer Jonathan Ames, who lives his life based on a character from his favourite series of detective novels – an unlicensed, inexperienced private eye. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis, written and executive produced by Jonathan Ames, and co-executive produced by David Becky and Stephanie Davis.



Premieres Monday, October 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT

Blending comedy and drama, Enlightened focuses on Amy, a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening after a meltdown. After three months of contemplation and meditation at a treatment centre in Hawaii, Amy returns rested and ready to pick up the pieces of her old life and reshape the world she left behind. That includes delivering well-meaning, but generally unwanted advice to her mother Helen, with whom Amy is now living; her slacker ex-husband Levi whose only solace comes from recreational drugs; and the crew of awkward co-workers Amy finds herself reassigned to. Starring Laura Dern, Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd.


Living in Your Car (Season 2)

Premieres Monday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/MT

Executive produced by legendary Canadian comedic talent David Steinberg, Living In Your Car tells the riches to rags story of Steve Unger, a fallen corporate executive who is now living in a converted van, and finds himself settling deeper into the life of a car dweller while attempting to reconcile his growing empathy for the have-nots with his still vibrant need for riches and power. Starring John Ralston, Ingrid Kavelaars, Mariah Horner, Colin Cunningham, Joe Cobden, Ivo Canelas, Kathryn Winslow and Jason Blicker, and featuring appearances by Colin Mochrie, Patrick McKenna, Deb McGrath and Kristin Booth. Series directors include Bruce McDonald, Paul Fox, Shawn Alex Thompson and Henry Sarwer-Foner.


All programming will be broadcast in High Definition, and will be available on demand following the network premieres. In Eastern Canada programming will be available via HBO Canada OnLine with Rogers On Demand OnLine, Bell TV Online and Videotron’s Illico Web and in Western Canada via HBO Canada Online with Shaw and Shaw Direct Video On Demand and Bell TV Online.

Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter gives us an insight into what viewers can expect in the second season of the Golden Globe-winning series.

The nominees and winners from the 68th Golden Globe Awards.



“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) – Winner

“Dexter” (Showtime)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“The Walking Dead” (AMC)



Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”

Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

Piper Perabo – “Covert Affairs”

Katey Sagal – “Sons Of Anarchy” – Winner

Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”



Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire” – Winner

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”

Michael Hall – “Dexter”

Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie – “House”



“30 Rock” (NBC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“The Big C” (Showtime)

“Glee” (FOX) – Winner

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)



Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”

Tina Fey – “30 Rock”

Laura Linney – “The Big C” – Winner

Lea Michele – “Glee”



Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

Steve Carell – “The Office”

Thomas Jane – “Hung”

Matthew Morrison – “Glee”

Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” – Winner



“Carlos” (Sundance Channel) – Winner

“The Pacific” (HBO)

“Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)

“Temple Grandin” (HBO)

“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)



Hayley Atwell – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin” – Winner

Judi Dench – “Return To Cranford”

Romola Garai – “Emma”

Jennifer Love Hewitt – “The Client List”



Idris Elba – “Luther”

Ian Mcshane – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack” – Winner

Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”

Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”



Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”

Jane Lynch – “Glee” – Winner

Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”

Julia Stiles – “Dexter”

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”



Scott Caan – “Hawaii Five-O”

Chris Colfer – “Glee” – Winner

Chris Noth – “The Good Wife”

Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”


Source: Variety

The nominees have been announced for the 68th Golden Globe Awards which will be hosted by Ricky  Gervais on January 16, 2011.

The complete list of nominees in the television categories is as follows.


Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Jane Lynch (Glee), Kelly McDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)


Best Actress in a TV series, comedy

Toni Colette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Lea Michele (Glee)


Best TV movie or mini-series

Carlos, The Pacific, Pillars of the Earth, Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack


Best Actor, TV series comedy

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)


Best Actress in a TV series drama

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)


Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Chris Colfer (Glee), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), David Straithairn (Temple Grandin)


Best TV Series, comedy

30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie


Best Actor in a mini-series or TV Movie

Idris Elba (Luther), Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth), Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)


Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie

Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth), Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Judi Dench (Return to Cranford), Romola Garai (Emma), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)


Best Actor, TV series drama

Steve Buschemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House)


Best TV Series, drama

Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead



Despite airing only one episode of its new gangster series Boardwalk Empire, HBO has renewed the series for a second season.

The show, which stars Steve Buscemi in the lead role, was successful in its first outing in the States last weekend, pulling HBO’s biggest premiere audience since 2004’s Deadwood.

“Following resounding critical approval and high viewer numbers for the series’ September 19 debut, HBO has renewed Boardwalk Empire for a second season,” an HBO press release said.

“The response from the media and our viewers has been nothing short of amazing,” said HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo.

Boardwalk Empire kicked-off here on HBO Canada on Sunday.

Source: Digital Spy