HBO: "Game of Thrones" Season 4 Premiere Date Revealed; "Boardwalk Empire" to End After Season 5

By Tierney Bricker
|  Friday, Jan 10, 2014  |  Updated 2:19 PM EDT
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HBO announced that season 5 of "Boardwalk Empire" will be the last.

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Season four is coming.

"Game of Thrones'" highly anticipated fourth season will kick off Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m., HBO announced on Thursday at the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena. And fans can get their first taste of season four when the trailer debuts this Sunday, Jan. 12 on HBO before the premiere of their new drama "True Detective."

In addition to announcing "GOT's" return date, the network revealed that "Boardwalk Empire" will end after season five, which will air in the fall.

"It has been an incredible honor to bring this powerful and groundbreaking series to our subsrcribers," HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "Terry Winter has created one for the ages."

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Series creator Terence Winter added, "We're thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of 'Boardwalk Empire.' After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we've decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion."

Other announcements from HBO's session included the season three return date of "Veep," which stars Emmy Award winners "Julia Louis-Dreyfus" and "Tony Hale," (Sunday, April 6, at 10 p.m.) and "VICE's" season two premiere, Friday, March 11.

And "Glee" and "American Horror Story" mastermind Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated film "The Normal Heart," which stars Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer and Taylor Kitsch, will air in May.

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