The network that was known for their late-night adult entertainment shows has been officially removed from the programming.
There is a reason HBO subscribers might have noticed fewer late-night raciness of the premiun cabler the last time. Turns out the spout of the skin-baring programming calm is in full schwing for a while now.
“In the past few years, HBO is the reduction of the late-night adult fare,” the premium cabler said in a statement. “While we strongly boosting our other original program on offer, there is no evidence of a strong demand for this type of adult programming, perhaps because of the readily available elsewhere.”
That apparently stuck on the last part is perhaps the most important. While premium TV was once a hummina-hummina still, there is certainly no shortage of adult fare available at the click of a mouse nowadays. HBO’s statement also notes the long goodbye to racy programmming, that defies any notion that the change might have something to do with AT&T is the new parent company.
And of course, there are still plenty of not-ready-for-network-primetime sex in a such signature HBO series “Game of Thrones” and “Westworld.” There is also “The Deuce,” the drama series which is set during the rise of the porn industry in the 1970’s in New York. Season 2 of that show, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal premieres on 9 September.
This story originally appeared in Deadline.