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Old 05-12-06, 09:14 AM
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Deadwood - dead? UPDATED: Deadwood lives!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060512/tv_nm/deadwood_dc_1

According to the article, HBO is not picking up the options on the actors contracts past the 3rd season, and series creator David Milch is working on a new show, "John From Cincinnati," a (gag) surfing-themed drama.

Is the show doing that bad? I've yet to watch it (season 1 is on my pile of DVD's to watch), but I've heard nothing but good things about the show.
Old 05-12-06, 09:43 AM
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I don't know how it's doing ratings-wise, but it could be that Milch had only planned for 3 seasons of the show, creatively speaking?
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I hope this isn't true

This is one of (if not) the best show on TV now.
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Yeah... hopefully it was just meant to be 3 seasons and there wasn't more to do? But either way, sucks
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
I don't know how it's doing ratings-wise, but it could be that Milch had only planned for 3 seasons of the show, creatively speaking?
I'd think that if that were the case, they would have said it in the article. Instead, they said that HBO just decided not to continue the contracts.

Now maybe HBO thinks that they can get rid of the top names and bring in new faces for less money (which translates to more profit), but from everything I've heard about the show, that's a baaaad idea.
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I have no problem w/ a show being only three seasons long. Now let's see this cocksucker go out w/ a bang.
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If that's true, HBO is going to have some major holes come next year with no more Sopranos nor Deadwood.
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If that's true, HBO is going to have some major holes come next year with no more Sopranos nor Deadwood.
No shit. And Rome doesn't come back until what, next spring? At least Big Love is good.
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Originally Posted by aktick
No shit. And Rome doesn't come back until what, next spring? At least Big Love is good.
True, but even so, neither of those two are ratings powerhouses. HBO needs another big show...and soon.
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At least this may give the show a chance to have a decent ending unlike Carnivale. I hate how Carnivale ended, I wish it had some closure instead of more questions.
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Originally Posted by aktick
No shit. And Rome doesn't come back until what, next spring? At least Big Love is good.
Personally I can't stand Big Love, but they do also have Entourage and (possibly?) Curb Your Enthusiasm. I would also hope that after losing Deadwood and The Sopranos they would have some money for new show development. Plus, isn't there a Pacific theater version of Band of Brothers coming? I could swear I heard something like that somewhere.
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When is the Wire coming back?
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I remember an interview way back when Milch said that since Deadwood is based on a real town's history he felt that he didn't have enough material for a second season - so I'm surprised that there's even going to be a third season.

At least there'll be more Wire.
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Noooooooo!!!

Deadwood is my favorite of HBO's programs, which is saying a lot since I love almost every one of them dearly.

I do hope at least it gets closure unlike the lopping Carnivale got.
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hopefully theres a good ending w/ closure
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dammit! dammit! dammit!

Here's a posting by W Earl Brown on HBO's messageboard....

"Re: Season 3 May be the last season for Deadwood

Posted: May 12, 2006 10:58 AM (5 of 65) Report
Having not slept for much of last night, I sit staring bleary-eyed at my computer. That phone call last evening floored me. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I see it coming.

I feel cheated.

I am cheated as an person because the way I was brought up a man's word is his bond. We were given word in Dec. that we'd be back for a fourth season. A formal annoucement of that fourth season was trumpeted in the press in March. Lives were planned accordingly.

I am cheated as an artist because something that I poured my lifeblood into has been given short-shrift and not allowed to conclude properly.

I am cheated as a fan because the verbally fleet and intricately plotted show shall just cease to be. It will just stop. No wrap up. No farewells.

It isn't like DEADWOOD had a tiny audience. No, our ratings -- based on what I've read -- were good, better than all HBO shows but one. They were not SOPRANOS huge, but then again, SOPRANOS did not become the cultural phenomenon until it's third season.

This is not the fault of David Milch. Given his druthers, he would never just leave a show hanging like this. I feel nothing but gratitude toward his largess. As for the coporate bean-counters...

It has been a high-water mark of my career. I seriously doubt I will ever again be a part of something so unique, so daring, and so special. I hang my head in sorrow...



W. Earl Brown "
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This really sucks. What is up with HBO lately? I thought they were smarter than the idiot fucks in network television. Looks like they are just as shortsighted and just as cutthroat as the rest of them. This is a real shame.
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...has been given short-shrift and not allowed to conclude properly.

I am cheated as a fan because the verbally fleet and intricately plotted show shall just cease to be. It will just stop. No wrap up. No farewells.
Now that just hurts.

Cocksuckers!
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Wow! This is seriously depressing news. I just can't believe that Deadwood would be getting the can like this, especially with the holes that HBO will have to fill after The Sopranos gives its final farewell.
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Fucking Cocksuckers

I knew the show couldnt last that long since the real deadwood basically died when the railroad arrived and from Ive seen on the show, it seems to be coming. But I thought at least 5 seasons.

Now from the man himself he sees that they get NO send off or closure? Fucking HBO didnt learn from all the bashing they got over Carnivale now they do the same shit to Deadwood? People are going to give a mighty damn big uproar.

Piece of shit HBO, I hope they go broke and go off the air. I dont care for the soap opera Big Love, Curb may be gone and everything else sucks ass. Looks like all I can look forward to is ROME.

I bet that news Carnivale would get a movie or renewel was all bullshit too...
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Oh well. Hoopleheads.

Hopefully there will be another high quality show soon. Big Love ain't it.
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And Arliss got 7 seasons...
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I'm not as bummed as I thought I'd be. The show doesn't really have an underlying theme or Arc. It just listlessly goes from one ep to another. Still a good show, but I won't really miss it.
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Originally Posted by slop101
At least there'll be more Wire.
One more season. I think it is the best show on television, but I was shocked when they announced season four. I can't see HBO letting it go past that.
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And the sad thing is that he was only planning four seasons anyway. That is like watching a 2 hour movie and not get to see the last half an hour.

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