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HBO Pushes Back Premiere of High-Profile Drama Series Deadline

Viewers who are eager to see a high-profile drama series that has been in the works at HBO will have to wait a little longer. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable network is moving back the premiere date for the 10-episode Damon Lindelof series "The Leftovers."

The show will now debut June 29, instead of its previously scheduled June 15 rollout.

"The high-concept drama, Lindelof’s follow-up series to 'Lost,' shut down two weeks ago after wrapping Episode 6 for what HBO described at the time as 'a short hiatus to prep our final episodes.' There is no date set yet for resuming production, leading to today’s announcement," Deadline reports.

HBO commented succinctly: “Our production schedule shifted and subsequently that necessitated a change in our debut date."

The report notes: "On June 15, the premiere of 'The Leftovers' was going to follow the sure-to-be-huge season finale of 'Game of Thrones.' Such a great launching platform is hard to let go to waste, so HBO brass could slate a preview of 'The Leftovers’ pilot episode or the final season debut of 'True Blood' behind it."

"The Leftovers," co-written by Lindelof and Tom Perrotta based on Perrotta’s book, stars Justin Theroux.

Here's a teaser for the series: