HBO has announced premiere dates for two new original series, in addition to a returning favorite. One of the most talked about new shows is Luck, the horse track drama starring Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte. Luck will be airing a special preview of its first season on Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (right after the second season finale of Boardwalk Empire), but its season will officially begin with a premiere on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Returning to HBO is the frenzied, quirky comedy Eastbound & Down, starring Danny McBride as tactless baseball star Kenny Powers. Following the third season premiere of Eastbound & Down will be a series new to America: Life's Too Short, created by and starring Ricky Gervais, Warwick Davis and Stephen Merchant. The series will follow Davis' (playing a fictionalized version of himself) tribulations in life as a dwarf and aspiring actor.
We've already gotten a couple of glimpses at the series (including cameos by a hostile Johnny Depp and a very "comedic" Liam Neeson), which already started airing over in the U.K. If what we've seen is any indication, this should be quite a promising series.
Sunday, Jan. 29
Luck (9 p.m. ET/PT)
Sunday, Feb. 19
Eastbound & Down (10 p.m. ET/PT)
Life's Too Short (10:30 p.m. ET/PT)