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Treme Renewed for Second Season

HBO has renewed Treme after just one episode. From the creators of HBO's critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged drama The Wire , Treme premiered Sunday to 1.4 million viewers for combined airings. The series chronicles New Orleans three months after Hurricane Katrina as its citizens struggle to put their lives, and their city, back together. "I can't think of another show that is more emblematic of what we aspire to be as a network than Treme," Michael Lombardo, HBO's programming president, said Tuesday in announcing the renewal. "We are thrilled that the press has recognized the profound artistry and intelligence of this show and are eager to see where David [Simon] and Eric [Overmyer] take us in a second season." Production on the new season is slated to begin in the fall. Are you excited Treme will be back? Source Here

Clip of 'Treme' 1.2: Meet De Boys on the Battlefront

What will be seen when "Treme" comes back to the small screen on April 18 has been shared in a new clip. Clarke Peters' Albert takes the law into his own hands, while Khandi Alexander's LaDonna gets news about her missing brother. After an on-air sacrifice costs Davis his job, he agrees to work at an upscale hotel in exchange for money from his parents. Janette also turns to her parents for a loan, but doesn't get as much as she'd hoped. Angry that a contractor failed to repair her roof, LaDonna's spirits are raised when Toni announces that Daymo has been found. Antoine considers playing on Bourbon Street when his other gigs run dry. Disillusioned that his university is cutting departments, Creighton considers finishing a novel he started long ago. Still in town to record with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint, Delmond gets into a jam and is bailed out by Albert, who takes justice into his own hands when his tools are stolen. Later, reunited with tribe mate George Cotrell, he breaks out the tambourine and starts practicing for Carnivale. Source & Video

Treme Ratings a HIT

SEE TREME FULL STORY Treme is a major hit and people are buzzing about the new HBO show.

Treme Overcomes Tragedy, On-Screen and Off

n its own way, the sudden death of Treme co-executive producer David Mills just days before the series premiere is a potent metaphor for the show itself. As the HBO drama's cast and crew mourn Mills' loss, they also celebrate him by continuing to work long days to wrap production on the first season of the show, which follows New Orleans residents as they attempt to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floods wrecked the city. "Even in the wreckage of the flood, it only took a few months for the first second-line parade to be formed," co-creator and executive producer Eric Overmyer tells "If you canceled Mardi Gras, it was giving up on the city. It wasn't a question of having a party and being oblivious in the wreckage and the pain. It was a question of celebrating life in spite of all the adversity. That's why we've thought about it a lot with the death of David Mills. That's one of the things the show's about." Overmyer created the show with David Simon, with whom Overmyer previously worked on Homicide and Simon's magnum opus, The Wire, perhaps the most critically lauded show in decades. Devotees of Simon are burning with anticipation. But this is not The Wire: New Orleans. To REad More Click Here .

Get With the Program #2 - TV Confessions, a Pronunciation Lesson and...Feral Cats?!

And we're back for Round 2 of "Get with the Program"! Did you catch last week's edition ? Hope you also checked out this week's previous editorial colums: Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week on Monday Alex's Reality Rant on Wednesday Dom's Boy Meets Reel on Thursday Lots of fun in store for you this week coming from me, so read on...! TV Confessional So apparently my ANTM confession from last week was not all that startling to many of you. So, guess it's time to ramp it up and confess something even more embarrassing for this week: I watch pretty much all of the ABC Family Channel Original Movies, but especially if they pertain to "The Cutting Edge." Confess your TV sins in comments below! Justin Bieber Alert I thought I would be the last person saying this, but the little twerp known as Justin Bieber* - who may or may not have a secret plot for world domination (he's already taken over Twitter with 1.8 million followers and is a perpetual trending topic) has been growing on me . So, dare I be excited for his SNL appearance this Saturday night? AND, even if you still aren't sold on the Biebs, Tina Fey is hosting !!! *If you are asking yourself, "Who IS Justin Bieber?", this is the most useful thing you will ever read . Pronunciation Lesson of the Week Think you know how to pronounce the new HBO series Treme , debuting this Sunday at 10PM. I thought I did. I foolishly assumed it was pronounced tree-eme. You know, like ex-treme. Rhymes with beam. In fact, the correct pronunciation is: Truh-may ( Thanks, NY Times ). Now you can sound smart (or pretentious) in your conversations about a show that you probably will not be watching. You're welcome! New Shows. Old Friends. I tend to get all gooey inside when some of my favorite actors that appeared in older shows pop up in the cast list for new shows. Witnessed a bunch of that this week: 1. Gregory Smith of Everwood to appear in summer ABC cop drama Rookie Blue . Missy Peregrym of Reaper is also a castmember. 2. Lucy Hale of my beloved Privileged from last season is the star of this summer's Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family. 3. Amy Acker (most known from Angel , but was also recently awesome in Dollhouse ) is a part of the ensemble cast of upcoming murder mystery Happy Town on ABC. This one is premiering this month - April 28th - taking Ugly Betty 's timeslot. The show actually looks like a stinker, but Acker always proves to be a bright spot even when other aspects of a show might be lacking. 4. This is more for nostalgia/watching-a-trainwreck-in-action's sake than anything else, but Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence are appearing in a new ABC Family summer sitcom called Melissa & Joey where Lawrence's character becomes 'manny' to politician Hart's niece. Holy wow. Have any favorite actors/actresses from older programs that are appearing/will be appearing in new programs soon? Share! Help me name my friend's feral cats... No, this section is not a joke. My friend is moving to a building with a sign that states, "Please do not feed the feral cats." Luckily, it says nothing about not naming them. As we are both fans of television, I suggested naming the entire army of cats after TV characters, but cat-pun-ified. So far, I've got Don Dra-purrr. Get it? Have any other ideas? Share 'em! So that's all for this week! As always, comments and feedback are welcome. Follow me on Twitter . All of the cool kids (all 13 of you) are doing it!

David Simon Interview TREME

Treme is the new HBO drama series set in post-Katrina New Orleans. From executive producer David Simon (best known for his work on The Wire), the 10-episode first season follows musicians (Wendell Pierce), chefs (Kim Dickens), Mardi Gras Indians (Clark Peters) and ordinary New Orleanians (including Khandi Alexander, Steve Zahn, Melissa Leo and John Goodman), as they try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane and the levee failure that caused the near-death of an American city. To Read More Click Here .

John Goodman Back on TV with HBO's 'Treme'

There's already a lot of excitement over HBO's new series 'Treme,' and for good reason. The series, which debuts Sunday, is the brainchild of David Simon and Eric Overmyer, who gave us five wonderful seasons of 'The Wire' on HBO. And this series, which tells the story of post-Katrina New Orleans through the lens of a struggling musician and the community around him, looks full of potential with the same kind of quality we came to expect from 'The Wire' and Simon and Overmyer's 'Homicide' series. Perhaps a smaller storyline is John Goodman's return to a regular TV series. Goodman has been in a couple of short-lived sitcoms ('Normal, Ohio' and 'Center of the Universe'), has appeared often on 'Saturday Night Live,' and done some voice-over work and cameos (he had a particularly good stretch on 'The West Wing'). So he has kept a somewhat steady television presence. To Read More Click Here .

Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Shows on Break, Must-See Episodes & My New Marathon Fav

Welcome to a new week in TV! Your SideReel editorial team will be bringing you columns throughout the week telling you what we're looking forward to for the week on TV, what's hot in the reality TV madness, what was awesome throughout the week and more! Check out the end of this column for any of our articles you've missed so far. Big Shows Missing This Week While there's plenty of great TV this week, there are some notable shows in reruns as well, so here are the biggies in reruns: House - As one of my Monday favs, I've been bummed to have this one in reruns since its last new episode on March 15th. After this week's 2-hour long 24 , House will finally be back with a new episode next week on April 12th. Monday CBS Comedies - No How I Met Your Mother , The Big Bang Theory , or Two and a Half Men with the NCAA Basketball Championships airing tonight. Rules of Engagement is new before basketball starts, though, so don't miss it fans! All else will be new again next Monday, April 12th. Wednesday ABC Comedies - All the regular Wednesday comedies including The Middle , Modern Family and Cougar Town will be reruns this week. If you count Ugly Betty as one of these, though, don't forget to watch since Betty will be new while the rest of the lineup is not! Everything will be new the following Wednesday. Since I recently caught up on The Middle, I'm now a fan of the entire ABC Wednesday line-up, and I'll be thrilled to have it all back in place next week! Thursday NBC Comedies - Like last week, none of the regular NBC Thursday comedies are all reruns. This includes Community , Parks & Recreation , The Office , and 30 Rock , and just like ABC's Wednesday line-up, I'm into all of these shows, so can't wait til they return April 22nd! Grey's Anatomy & Private Practice - Both are repeats this week and will return with new episodes April 29th. I'm way behind on Grey's and still haven't watched more than a few episodes of Private Practice. For those up on both, have they been good enough for me to spend their hiatus catching up? What I'm Psyched for this Week Now moving on to what is actually on that I can't wait to watch! Spoiler Warning: if you didn't see last week's episodes of these shows, come back after you've watched them to read about why I'm excited for the new eps this week! Breaking Bad - While I'm writing this on Monday and the new Breaking Bad episode was on last night, I'll include it here since I didn't get to it last night and am super excited to catch up on it! This is without question one of the greatest shows on TV right now. I was waiting for my Breaking Bad watching companion/fiance to get back in town to catch up on the recently premiered first few episodes of Season 3, so after getting the chance to watch those episodes over this weekend, I'm itching to watch the next. Now that I'm into 3rd season, I can officially say I'm still amazed every single new episode at the crazy, inventive, and unique places they take this show. I'm also amazed by how this show still makes me hold my breath through every episode! In other words, if you haven't watched it yet, get on board and catch up now! (Perhaps add Breaking Bad to your SideReel Playlist?) Chuck - As I mentioned in my column last week, I'm always excited for a new episode of Chuck. But this week's main excitement? Sarah killed Shaw's wife and now he kidnapped her for it! What on earth will go down this week after that crazy chain of events?? But, even more important since I'm assuming we can count on Chuck not being a show to kill off main characters, Sarah will be fine, but her relationship with Shaw will definitely be dead (and maybe Shaw too if it comes to that)! So whether Shaw lives or dies, there's no way he'd continue to work with Sarah, Chuck, and team, and there's most definitely no way he'll want to continue his romantic relationship with Sarah. Does that mean it's finally time for Chuck and Sarah to really give it another try? Lost - Demond is back! In Lost fashion, last week I was excited because it looked like we were FINALLY going to get Jin and Sun back together, but instead just more questions and craziness came up. But because some of that craziness included the brief appearance of a drugged up and kidnapped Desmond, I'll just carry on my excitement to this week! As I'm sure many of you will agree, I've always found Desmond to be the most fascinating character on this show which isn't hurt by the fact that he's so crucial to so many oddities and secrets of the island. Please, oh please give us some current time Desmond plot developments this week, Lost! Treme - This one jumps to this coming Sunday April 11th, but this show sounds great, so I'll be looking forward to it all week and I want to make sure you are too! This one follows the lives of jazz musicians in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and as I mentioned in our latest This Week in TV video , since it's on HBO , from the creator of The Wire , and includes some excellent Wire actors, we're guaranteed this is going to be a far better post-Katrina show than the quickly canceled K-Ville on Fox back in 2007. My New Marathon Show There's nothing I love more in my TV life than a good marathon. I know I can admit that I could (and do) spend the occasional weekend watching an entire season (or two) or a show here on SideReel because I know you Reelers love it too! While I have many recommendations for the best shows to marathon if you haven't watched or want to rewatch including Lost , Arrested Development , Friday Night Lights and more, my new fav marathon show is Rescue Me ! While I'm an enormous TV fan and I don't usually judge a show by its cover before I watch it, Rescue Me was one I'd written off as a guy show I'd never really get into. Over this last rainy weekend, though, I jumped into Rescue Me (with some male encouragement) and I ended up becoming my usual marathon-obsessed self with it! It definitely qualifies as one that's both fun enough and dramatic enough that you MUST keep watching, even at the expense of some much-needed sleep. So, for any of you insomniacs or TV addicts in need of a new marathon fix, I suggest you add Rescue Me to your Playlist (and Subscriptions!) right away. Comment below with what you're looking forward to this week on TV and/or if you have any new favorite shows to marathon! Last Week's Editorial Columns: Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Show Returns & Must-See Episodes! Alex's Reality Rant: What Went Down This Week "Get With the Program" #1 - 4.2.2010

A Third 'Treme' trailer and Behind the scenes

As well as a juicy benhind the scenes look posted on HBO's Youtube page. We finally have a trailer with dialogue! Featuring actors from David Simon's Previous work ' The Wire ' along with some new and some recognisible faces. We have been provided with 2 minutes and 35 seconds of ' Treme ' footage. The Video titled: Treme: An Invitation To The Set can be found here and it looks to be the first of many behind the scenes features. For the new trailer click here!