HBO moves back 'Going Clear' to March 29 and TV's most coveted spot: Sunday night - 2015-02-19

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F347.png HBO moves back 'Going Clear' to March 29 and TV's most coveted spot: Sunday night February 19, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

In a move that signals how much HBO thinks of Alex Gibney's new documentary 'Going Clear' after its Sundance Film Festival premiere, the network has moved its airing from March 16 to March 29.

HBO is under heavy pressure from the Church of Scientology, which has tried to spoil the film's arrival with full-page newspaper ads, attacks on the credibility of its sources at one of Scientology's websites, a Twitter campaign that's drawn derision, and even caustic letters to critics who have reviewed the film.

But we're told that's not why HBO has moved the airing back. The network is so fully behind the documentary, it has made the schedule change so 'Going Clear' can get the most coveted spot on television: Sunday night in prime time.


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