or


[11/05/13 - 10:31 AM]
Peabody-Winning Drama Series "Treme," Created and Executive Produced by David Simon and Eric Overmyer, Returns for Its Final Episodes Dec. 1, Exclusively on HBO
More than three years after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, nothing in the civic firmament seems to work as it should.

[via press release from HBO]

PEABODY-WINNING DRAMA SERIES "TREME," CREATED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DAVID SIMON AND ERIC OVERMYER, RETURNS FOR ITS FINAL EPISODES DEC. 1, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

New Orleans, 38 months after Hurricane Katrina: Barack Obama has just been elected to the White House, giving this battered, majority-black city reason for optimism. Yet for every entrenched resident who hopes to improve his or her lot - or just return to a sense of pre-Katrina normalcy - others are intent on capitalizing on the city's vulnerability and suffocating its culture.

Created by David Simon (HBO's "The Wire," "Generation Kill" and "The Corner") and Eric Overmyer ("St. Elsewhere," "Homicide: Life on the Street" and HBO's "The Wire"), the Peabody Award-winning drama series TREME returns for its five-episode conclusion SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Beginning in Nov. 2008 and culminating at Mardi Gras 2009, the new season revisits the musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and other familiar New Orleanians who continue to rebuild their lives, their homes and their culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane that caused the near-death of an American city.

Heightened by a historic presidential election, the promise of economic and cultural recovery in New Orleans is tempered by sobering economics, continued police corruption and the ongoing specter of violence and crime. More than three years after the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina, nothing in the civic firmament seems to work as it should. New Orleanians are subject to corrupt and brutal law enforcement, a fragile school system and economic priorities that almost willfully exclude the people who need help.

But one thing works: The culture.

In this improbable city, which is responsible for some of America's greatest cultural gifts, the protagonists of TREME can rely on little, other than a sense of what they can, and must, create that gives life in New Orleans power and value. Here, the multiculturalism that has created and sustained the Crescent City - a blend that is French and Caribbean, Spanish and African-American and American - is a value embraced and understood by those who can't imagine living anywhere else. By such currency, New Orleans keeps its people committed to it, despite the odds.

This season, as one major character bravely faces his mortality, others look to make headway in careers, relationships and artistic endeavors, all amidst hope that an Obama administration will bring renewed attention and financial aid to New Orleans. The results are mixed, as opportunities end up in the hands of outsiders looking for quick financial gain, while the guardians of the flame struggle to make their voices heard over the din of construction and local politics.

The ensemble cast of TREME includes: Wendell Pierce (HBO's "The Wire") as Antoine Batiste; Khandi Alexander (HBO's "The Corner") as LaDonna Batiste-Williams; Clarke Peters (HBO's "The Wire" and "The Corner") as Albert Lambreaux; Rob Brown ("Stop-Loss") as Delmond Lambreaux; Steve Zahn ("A Perfect Getaway") as Davis McAlary; Kim Dickens (HBO's "Deadwood") as Janette Desautel; Melissa Leo (Oscar(R) winner for "The Fighter") as Toni Bernette; Lucia Micarelli (classical violinist) as Annie Tee; Michiel Huisman ("The Young Victoria") as Sonny; David Morse (HBO's "John Adams") as Terry Colson; Jon Seda (HBO's "The Pacific") as Nelson Hidalgo; India Ennenga ("The Women") as Sofia Bernette; and Chris Coy (HBO's "True Blood") as L.P. Everett.

In addition to Simon and Overmyer, executive producers include Nina Kostroff Noble, George Pelecanos and Carolyn Strauss. Joseph Incaprera is producer. Along with Simon and Overmyer, the writing staff includes George Pelecanos. The directors this season are series veterans Anthony Hemingway, Ernest Dickerson, Agnieszka Holland and Alex Hall.

As ever, TREME will feature live performances of New Orleans music in its natural environment, the clubs and streets and homes of the city. Musicians featured in season four include John Boutté, Kermit Ruffins, Michael Doucet, Davis Rogan, Don B, Guitar Lightnin' Lee, Ellis Marsalis, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Terence Blanchard, Aurora Nealand, Corey Glover, Ed Gerrard, Christie Jourdain, Jon Cleary, Donald Harrison, Jr., Kidd Jordan, Dr. John, Jon Batiste, Charmaine Neville and Tom McDermott.

Culinary guest actors this season include David Chang and Emeril Lagasse.

Episodes include:

Episode #32: "Yes We Can Can"

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 1 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (10:00 p.m.) and 5 (2:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 2 (10:00 p.m.), 6 (8:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.) and 14 (10:00 p.m.)

New Orleans celebrates the election of Barack Obama; Desautel opens her own Bywater restaurant; LaDonna rebuilds Gigi's bar; school band director Batiste gets invested in his students' lives.

Teleplay by David Simon; story by David Simon & Eric Overmyer & George Pelecanos; directed by Anthony Hemingway.

Episode #33: "This City"

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.) and 12 (1:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 9 (10:00 p.m.), 13 (8:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 p.m.) and 21 (10:00 p.m.)

Lambreaux learns his cancer has spread; Delmond plays with Terence Blanchard in New York; Annie wins song of the year for "This City"; violence strikes one of Batiste's students.

Written by George Pelecanos; directed by Anthony Hemingway.

Episode #34: "Dippermouth Blues"

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 15 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (10:00 p.m.) and 19 (3:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 16 (10:00 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m.), 21 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (10:00 p.m.)

McAlary and Desautel spend New Year's Eve together; Batiste picks up a movie job; LaDonna comforts Lambreaux; Colson offers to testify, and the NOPD retaliates.

Written by Eric Overmyer; directed by Ernest Dickerson.

Episode #35: "Sunset on Louisianne"

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 22 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and 26 (2:50 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Dec. 23 (10:00 p.m.), 27 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (11:00 p.m.)

McAlary celebrates his 40th; Bernette gets a break in her case; Annie dumps her band; Lambreaux insists that Delmond carry on as Big Chief after he's gone; Everett returns to New Orleans.

Written by David Simon; directed by Alex Hall.

Episode #36: "...To Miss New Orleans" (series finale)

Debut: SUNDAY, DEC. 29 (9:00-10:15 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Dec. 29 (11:15 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: Dec. 30 (10:00 p.m.)

Colson is offered a transfer; guardians send Lambreaux home; Batiste takes his sons to a Dr. John gig; Hidalgo returns to Texas; McAlary revisits his pothole, now decorated.

Written by David Simon & Eric Overmyer; directed by Agnieszka Holland.

For more on the series, visit facebook.com/hbo and twitter.com @HBO #Treme.

TREME was created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer; executive producers, David Simon, Nina Kostroff Noble, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos and Carolyn Strauss; producer, Joseph Incaprera.





  [november 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· TREME (HBO)





[09/04/15 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Comedy Series "Stuck in the Middle"
Jenna Ortega stars as Harley Diaz, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids.

[09/04/15 - 09:56 AM]
Every Major CBS News Broadcasts Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth and Strong Deliveries of Adults 25-54
CBS News further spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/04/15 - 09:43 AM]
ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts "College Football Sunday" Program
ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the debut of "College Football Sunday" starting this week, September 6, and continuing throughout the college football season.

[09/04/15 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother," "Big Bang" to Another Victory
Said duo are the night's top draws among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/04/15 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Into Music with CMT in September as Network Launches New Original Specials, Documentaries, Artist Collaborations, Live Performances, Album Premieres and More
The music-filled month kicks off Labor Day Weekend on September 5 live from Charleston as Darius Rucker performs a surprise pop-up show before his hometown in a brand new installment of "CMT Instant Jam."

[09/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
Beasts of No Nation - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut
The powerful new Netflix film starring Idris Elba recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival.

[09/04/15 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Thursday Night Doubleheader Sees Significant Ratings Increases Over 2014 Thursday Night Opener
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, September 3.

[09/04/15 - 04:03 AM]
truTV and "Impractical Jokers" Take Over New York's South Street Seaport in Epic, First-Ever Live Event Celebrating Hit Series 100th Episode
The network recaps last night's special event, hosted by Howie Mandel.

[09/03/15 - 08:23 PM]
Video: "Billy on the Street" - New Season: Sneak Peek
Get your first look at the show's truTV incarnation, premiering Thursday, October 8.

[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.