Viewers without HBO will be able to see the popular pay-cable comedies "Entourage" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" next fall on one of the local stations owned by Sinclair Broadcasting.
Nick Magnini, the general manager of Fox affiliate WUTV and WNYO, reports that Sinclair has made deals to carry reruns of the two HBO programs and reruns of the CBS series "How I Met Your Mother" and Bravo's "Real Housewives" reality series.
It will be interesting to see how much of the risque content of "Entourage" and "Curb" will be lost in the versions shot for broadcast stations.
Of course, it isn't the first time that an HBO series has gone to local television. Tamer versions of "Sex and the City" episodes have been carried here.
Magnini added that the HBO series will be carried from 10 p.m. to midnight, presumably when the kiddies aren't watching. He said it hasn't been decided if the shows will air on WUTV or WNYO or both in September of 2010.
-- Alan Pergament