HBO quits erotic programming space, no more 'Real Sex' or 'Taxicab Confessions'
HBO representatives said the decision was made owing to the declining viewership of adult entertainment late night offerings of the network.
Look who just got PG13! Nudity and vulgar exposures on screen are no strangers to the entertainment industry, but in a very shocking update, HBO has decided to remove all of its erotic adult movies and television series from its entertainment library. Reportedly, the premium cable network has decided to take off all of its late-night programs after becoming a part of the AT&T family back in June this year.
LA Times reported the news explaining that this means long-running shows on the platform, such as 'Real Sex' and 'Taxicab Confessions' are not going to air on the channels or streaming services of HBO any longer. The information was provided to the publication by an HBO representative, adding that the decision was made owing to the declining viewership of those adult entertainment late night offerings of the network.
“Over the past several years HBO has been winding down its late-night adult fare. While we’re greatly ramping up our other original program offerings, there hasn’t been a strong demand for this kind of adult programming, perhaps because it’s easily available elsewhere, an HBO representative told LA Times.
But worry not, this change does not mean all of the highly explicit shows of the network are going to suffer a blow - or that the network is going to turn absolutely family-friendly. Meaning, most of the network's highest-earning originals like 'Game of Thrones', 'Sharp Objects', and 'The Deuce' are still going to be intact with their strong language and graphic content.
Following the June merger with AT&T, HBO programming president Casey Bloys had also promised that none of that was going to leave the HBO brand diluted. However, soon arrived the Emmy nominations where HBO was finally dethroned of its maximum nominations title after 17 long years, by streaming giant, Netflix.