What's new at HBO -- We look at some of the cable channel's new shows
Pulitzer-winning writer Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart)
Comedy about four women in Atlanta’s tony Buckhead neighborhood.
(The Sopranos) – (those violent Mob guys) + (Sex and the City)
Promising if it doesn’t get too Desperate.
Star Gabriel Byrne; Entourage exec producer Mark Wahlberg
Half-hour drama based on a popular Israeli series about a therapist so neurotic he needs a shrink.
(Curb Your Enthusiasm) + (The Sopranos therapy scenes)
Byrne’s got gravitas, and Wahlberg’s got good HBO mojo.
John From Cincinnati
Stars Ed O’Neill, Rebecca De Mornay, and Austin Nichols (The Day After Tomorrow); creator David Milch (Deadwood)
Drama about three generations of a dysfunctional surfer family. HBO ANCESTRY
(Entourage) x (Six Feet Under)
We’ll take Milch however we get him.
Producer Will Ferrell
Comedy about a failed major-league baseball pitcher who returns to his small Southern hometown to teach gym class. HBO ANCESTRY
(Arli$$) – (Entourage) ÷ (Six Feet Under)
Here’s hoping it’s more Old School than Bewitched.