As the shakeups continue followingWarner Bros merger with Discovery Inc,Warner Bros Discovery is set to air HBO programs Silicon Valley and True Blood on fundamental cable television channels. Silicon Valley very first aired on HBO in 2014, running for 6 seasons and concerning an end in 2019. Vampire drama True Blood ranged from 2008 to 2014, concluding with season 7.
Per Variety, both Silicon Valley and True Blood are now set to belong to a brand-new experiment by HBO andWarner Bros Discovery in an effort to bring in brand-new audiences through the business’s fundamental cable television channels. Reruns of the previous will air on TBS and the latter will air on TNT, with both programs being modified for both material (to a TV-MA ranking) and advertisement breaks. Both programs will initially air this Saturday night, February 18, following protection of the NBA All-Star video game prior to transferring to their routine time slots, with Silicon Valley arranged for Sundays at 10 p.m. and True Blood for Mondays at 10 p.m.
The Warner Bros Discovery Merger Has Brought Big Changes To HBO
Earlier in 2015, the merger in betweenWarner Bros andDiscovery Inc was settled, bringing huge modifications to HBO. Notably, the business, under CEO David Zaslav, began a series of cost-cutting procedures that initially emerged with the cancelation ofBatgirl The DC movie, which starred Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser, had actually currently been shot and remained in post-production when the plug was pulled, with the $90-million superhero film acting as a tax write-down forWarner Bros Discovery.
Not long after Batgirl‘s surprise cancelation, other huge modifications were made in an effort to suppress what had actually been a variety of years of considerable costs by the business’s previous management. Television programs like Westworld, Minx, The Nevers, Legendary, Raised by Wolves, and a host of others were either canceled or eliminated from the service as part of bigger post-merger restructuring efforts. While a few of these canceled or eliminated programs discovered brand-new streaming houses on FAST (complimentary, ad-supported streaming) channels, with Westworld and others now offered on Roku and Tubi, others stay in limbo.
While the mass wave of cancelations and eliminations appears to be at an end in the meantime, the most recent statement concerning Silicon Valley and True Blood airing on fundamental cable television recommends that the business isn’t completed with the modifications right now. If these programs discover success on TNT and TBS, it’s extremely possible that other HBO programs will be quickly to do the same. With such a strong library of popular, concluded programs, the business is obviously seeking to put this material to higher usage in an effort to continue to grow and bring in brand-new audiences.