Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / News Blog / Buy TV Shows on DVD

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat > Chit Chat - Movies
User Name

Headlines / New on DVD/Blu-ray News Blog Headlines:

Antenna TV's Bewitched 50th Anniversary in September Hosted by Erin Murphy (Tabitha); Paramount Announces New Comedy for Web
TV Land Orders New Sitcom Starring Jim Gaffigan; FX Laughs It Up on Monday Nights with Sheen, Grammer and Lawrence
Melissa Joan Hart Explains It All On truTV Tonight; Comedy Central Renews Two Series for 3rd Seasons
FX Fall 2014: Mike & Molly Reruns Premiere; Jerry Seinfeld's Single Shots on Crackle
Summer 2014 Week 9 Sitcom Ratings
SitcomsOnline Digest: Community Season 6 Plans; The Equalizer Complete Series on DVD
Blossom, Big Bang Theory Star Hosting Candid Camera; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 28, 2014)
Here's Lucy Heading to Cozi TV; The CW Drops Comedies Seed, Backpackers
TVGN Adds Love Boat, Wings, Family Ties, and More; Hallmark's Lisa Whelchel/Kim Fields Movie Scores
TCA Summer 2014 Press Tour: FX, Includes 12-Day Simpsons Marathon on FXX; TCM Remembers James Garner
TCA Summer 2014 Press Tour: Fox, The CW; Remembering TV Legend James Garner
Summer 2014 Week 8 Sitcom Ratings
SitcomsOnline Digest: Enlisted to Return as Online Series?; Batman and Wonder Years DVD Updates
TCA Summer 2014 Press Tour: CBS; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 21, 2014)
TV Land's Candid Camera Premieres Aug. 11; NBC Gives Debra Messing Series a Preview Airing
TCA Summer 2014 Press Tour: ABC, Includes Fall 2014 Premiere Dates; Hot in Cleveland Animated Episode to Air July 30 on TV Land

New on DVD/Blu-ray (July)

07/01 - American Dad! - Volume 9
07/08 - The Soul Man - The Complete First Season
07/15 - Diff'rent Strokes - Season 1 (Mill Creek) / Season 2 / Seasons 1 and 2
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest

Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-14-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
Brian Damage
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
Brian Damage's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,197
Drool Cinemax Getting Rid Of Their Notorious "Skinemax" Reputation

HBO is getting out of the skin game on its naughty sister channel, Cinemax, and swinging into action.

A serious revamp of Cinemax -- the pay cable channel so well-known for its late-night, soft-core series like "Pleasure Cove" and "Co-ed Confidential" that fans dubbed it "Skinemax" -- has quietly been underway since last fall, The Post has learned.

Late last week, the 30-year-old movie channel announced its first-ever primetime series, "Strike Back," a frenetic action series about a two-fisted secret agent for the U.S. who teams up with a British military unit to fight terrorist groups.

CLOTHES CALL: Cinemax is getting original series -- including one based on "The Transporter" to close out its soft-core era.
What was not announced was that Cinemax has completed a deal to make a TV series based on "The Transporter" movies -- with the film's original star, Jason Statham -- and was deep in talks with at least three other big-name movie producers to create original action series, according to sources.

The move to give the channel a new identity is at least tacit recognition that Hollywood movies can no longer carry pay TV.

Channels like HBO and Showtime are, at best, the fourth stop in the Hollywood food chain for movies -- after the theater, DVDs and pay-per-view -- having long lost that special, new-car smell when they end up on cable TV.

Re-creating Cinemax as a channel for tire-squealing shoot-'em-ups -- with a good measure of sex thrown in, of course -- is one of the few ways HBO can expand.

MTV did something similar in the 1990s when it banished "Behind the Music" retreads from its sister operation, VH1, and began to create new reality shows for it.

(In fact, the move was so successful that -- until "Jersey Shore" really -- VH1 overshadowed, and outrated, MTV with shows like "Flavor of Love" and "Rock of Love.")

The popular adult fare Cinemax has been known for will not be dropped. It will still appear in the late-night hours where it's been shown for years.

But HBO hopes it can begin to create a new identity for the channel that goes beyond "Hotel Erotica" and "Bikini Frankenstein."

To keep costs down, HBO is either producing its new slate with partners -- the cost of making "Strike Back" is being split with the British pay-channel Sky TV, which, like The Post, is owned by News Corp. -- or by just paying for US rights alone for new series.

In the past, HBO owned shows like "The Sopranos" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" outright. Under the new Cinemax plan, producers are free to sell their shows overseas -- which in recent years has been paying big money to get hold of original American stuff with lots of guns and girls.

HBO declined to make any of its executives available to talk about the redirection of the junior channel.

"We're exploring a few other shows like 'Strike Back' that we feel would add value for the Cinemax subscriber, but there is nothing else to announce at this time," an HBO spokesman said yesterday.

Read more:
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
cleverfun3000's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 18, 2008
Location: Manhattan
Posts: 1,147

Good Decision. There are THOUSANDS of places you can run across TOP-SHELF PORN, Cinemax's half-hearted effort won't be missed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
Brian Damage
Forum Legend
I'm Rich Bitch
Brian Damage's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,197

Originally Posted by cleverfun3000
Good Decision. There are THOUSANDS of places you can run across TOP-SHELF PORN, Cinemax's half-hearted effort won't be missed.

I agree, I mean it's pretty sad when a movie channel who claims to be legit is known more for their late night porn. lol
  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 PM.

Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.