HBO's New Chief Talks Jon Stewart, 'Vinyl' Demise, Violence Problems and 'Thrones' End

July 30, 2016 4:58 PM

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HBO's New Chief Talks Jon Stewart, 'Vinyl' Demise, Violence Problems and 'Thrones' End

HBO might have had one of the most-anticipated executive sessions from this summer's gathering of the Television Critics Association. Untimely demises (Vinyl), looming endgames (Game of Thrones) and questions over talent deals (Jon Stewart, True Detective's Nic Pizzolatto) have been sources of industry speculation for months. What's more: newly minted programming chief Casey Bloys would be fielding those questions in his first TCA appearance.

Bloys answered those and more questions Saturday morning during his time in front of the press that had no shortage of news. The exec also found himself on the defensive, as he was hammered about the pay cable network's inclusion of sexual violence against women in its dramas — specifically Game of ...

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