Michael Lombardo

HBO gets Daily Show star for new satire series

HBO has ordered a new satirical comedy series that will be fronted by John Oliver, one of the stars of Comedy Central’s flagship programme The Daily Show. Oliver fronted The Daily Show through the summer in the absence of regular host Jon Stewart In his as-yet-untitled HBO series, Oliver will present a satirical look at […]

Mike Tyson to hit out on HBO

Filmmaker Spike Lee is set to bring controversial former boxer Mike Tyson’s one-man stage show to television on US cable channel HBO. Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth is being filmed in New York next month and will debut on HBO Films later in the month. The stage production of the same name debuted in spring […]

HBO orders more Game of Thrones

Days after the launch of the third season of Game of Thrones, premium cable network HBO has ordered a fourth run of the fantasy drama. The fourth season order, announced by programming boss Michael Lombardo, came as the new season delivered the best ratings yet for the show. The third season of Game of Thrones, […]

HBO develops Sony Pictures TV’s mystery drama

US premium network HBO is developing Sony Pictures Television’s mystery drama The Return of Daniel Shepherd, marking one of the first times that it bought a show from an outside studio. Michael Lombardo, president of programming at HBO, told TBI earlier this summer that the network was ramping up business with the Hollywood studios. This […]