HBO has officially announced the premiere dates for its upcoming fall shows, including a potential Emmy powerhouse, a summer transplant, and a new series from a respected actress.
The parade of premieres starts Sunday, September 25th, as Boardwalk Empire will debut its second season in typically grand fashion. The show, starring Steve Buscemi as powerful political player Nucky Thompson, has been an awards magnet since it finished its first season in December.
A week after we travel back to the 1920s with Buscemi, fellow Emmy nominee Kelly MacDonald, Michael Pitt, and company, it’s time to spring forward with the premieres of Hung and How to Make It in America. Both comedies will be debuting on Sunday, October 2nd at 10:00 and 10:30, respectively. It’ll be the third season for Hung, which stars Thomas Jane as a male prostitute trying to provide for his children in a tough economy, and the first in the fall. How to Make It in America, a comedy about the New York fashion scene, will entering its second season.
Bored to Death will be one of the last shows to premiere, as its third season will bow on Monday, October 10th at 10:00. Recently, series star Ted Danson was recruited to replace Laurence Fishburne on CSI, though it won’t interfere with his duties as George Christopher. Finally, Enlightened, a new comedy starring Laura Dern, will make its series premiere on the same night at 10:30. Telling the story of a self-destructive executive who has a breakdown and is trying to get her life back together, Enlightened also stars Luke Wilson and Diane Ladd.
Not announced, however, were dates for the network’s 2012 shows, which include the second season of Game of Thrones, the third season of The Ricky Gervais Show, the final season of Eastbound & Down, Girls, Veep, and Luck.
Which of these shows are you looking forward to? Do you think you’ll check out Enlightened when it premieres? What do you hope happens on Boardwalk Empire this season?