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Deadwood: The HBO Series Will Return, Sort Of

HBO's Deadwood series will returnCan fans save a show? Well, if they act quickly, try hard enough, and use financial pressure, the answer seems to be “Yes!” When it was announced that HBO would we cutting the wild-west Deadwood series short after three seasons, fans of the HBO series got, well, downright ornery! They signed petitions, took out an ad in Variety (a Hollywood trade paper), sent letters and made calls indicating that they would cancel their HBO subscriptions at the end of Deadwood’s third season (which recently started airing).

As a result, HBO and Deadwood creator David Milch have now come to an agreement. Deadwood will return following the third season… sort-of. Rather than a full-blown 12-episode season to complete the series (which would have been quite costly and now, very difficult to coordinate), HBO and Milch will instead produce a pair of two-hour movies.

But wait, hadn’t HBO previously offered to pay for a six-episode fourth season? How is this better? Milch has said that he wasn’t in favor of doing a six-episode season because each episode of Deadwood has typically represented one day in the lives of the characters and South Dakota area. Shifting to two-hour movies will allow him to break that format and to be able to complete the storytelling he had for the final season. Milch has said that he’s thrilled that they worked out a way to continue Deadwood past the third season.

But what about the series actors that were released from their contracts over a month ago. Can HBO get them back? Though Deadwood cast members have not been signed for the movie projects as yet, it seems clear that HBO intends to do all it can to work out this aspect as well. One source has reported that HBO intends to “make it worth their while.” No doubt. Wouldn’t want to upset these fans . . . TV Series Finale home page

 

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Lorrie chambers February 13, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Dear HBO, please do not discontinue Deadwood, I am waiting for another season, what kind of Limber#%&*’s are you anyway, you could continue this Series if you want to, it is the only HBO program I watch and look forward to it and have been patiently waiting for the 4th Season. Surely you pay enough money to branch forward with many new excellent episodes for upcoming Seasons’, now get your asses in gear and beg all the cast back for some more Deadwood drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!I would really appreciate it, I would also like to add along with my complaint a very sincere Thank-You for the Seasons 1-3, I have watched the collection numerous times.

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C Harrington February 5, 2008 at 5:03 am

Please get a grip….. We love Deadwood… There is plenty of storyline left and great actors.
If you have to do this crazy little thing with Deadwood we hope the same actors are showcased.
Please save Rome and the Tudors…HBO was on a roll..Carnivale was canceled at the most crucial moment , however.
WE are fans and are interested in the creative outcome of HBO’s amazing freshness.Please think to keep it alive.

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Dave salley January 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm

Drop Deadwood ? HBO should be pistol whipped !! Do they not realize the large group of Americans that were weened on westerns !! Don’t like the language ? Don’t watch ! Simple as that. I know many viewers of Deadwood that were drawn into researching the history of the times more because of that show.
That’s more than I can say about some of the shows out now that surly questions our intelligence to watch !!!! HBO you will loose on this one I’m afraid. “Sit tall in the saddle” and do what you have to do to keep Deadwood alive with the original actors as much as possible. Otherwise you will continue to loose customers……….

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Bruce January 15, 2008 at 1:13 am

I think that this is absolute crap i have now watched all three sessions 3 times now and cannot get enough of deadwood. I have really been looking forward to the fourth session and was willing to subscribe to the channel to watch it. But now they can forget it.

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Denise McCune January 10, 2008 at 7:04 am

HBO, you stupid cocksucking assholes. Bring back the best ever show on television. I’ll hate you forever!!!!

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jOHN wHEELER January 5, 2008 at 11:02 pm

i AM NOT A hbo SUBSCRIBER, BUT AFTER WATCHING THE SERIES ON DISC i WOULD HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR hbo IF THE SERIES CONTINUES. a GOOD WESTERN REPRESENTS aMERICAN HISTORY AND FEW WESTERNS SHOWING THIS EXIST.

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miles December 30, 2007 at 7:51 pm

HBO is making the biggest mistake ever if they remove Deadwood from their schedule.If it’s canceled i cancel HBO period.

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Nic Becton December 28, 2007 at 7:46 pm

I sit here stunned. I’ve been waiting for the for the day that the Deadwood series would resume , only to discover that it has been canceled. Are you guys stupid. Deadwood was the very best thing on TV. The cast has been released, so obviously there will never again be another Deadwood performance. It’s madness I tell you. Shows such as Deadwood and Rome were the two things that set you apart from other networks! Now that you’ve “caved”, after 25 years of loyalty on my part, I no longer see the need to continue our relationship. Goodbye HBO. I;m sorry it has ended on such a sour note.

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Jennifer Decosta December 17, 2007 at 7:24 pm

I can’t believe that another good show is being canceled on HBO. If it is canceled my subscription to HBO will also be canceled.

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Robert Shaver December 16, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Who is the dumb S.O.B. that made the lame decision to cancel this primo flick? Publish his name and I would wager a months pay that he would be hounded into reversing this outrage! We the customers will pay whatever it costs to produce. Hello, can you hear?

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Dave Kropp December 14, 2007 at 9:18 pm

I can appreciate the anger vented here. What a tremendous waste, losing Deadwood. But me, I’m just very sad. Its a great series, and now its gone.

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DAVID MCCULLOUGH November 29, 2007 at 10:10 pm

HBO ALWAYS HAD THE BEST SHOWS, AND EVERYONE WOULD SAY “THEY ARE THE BEST”===SO WHAT DO THEY DO, CUT COST,TAKE OFF THEIR GREAT SHOWS LIKE DEADWOOD AND LOSE THEIR CUSTOMERS, NOW HBO IS THIS ONE OF MANY.SO WHY SHOULD WE PAY TO WATCH THE SAME THING THAT IS ON SHOWTIME

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John Anacker October 31, 2007 at 12:10 pm

Over the course of three weekends, my wife and I watched the entire three seasons of Deadwood. It is by far the best TV we have ever seen. HBO must be staffed with brainless,limpdick, moneygrubbing, c**ksucking, choke-the-chicken over the bottomline lemurs to cancel it. Folly, pure folly.

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Sherri Smith October 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm

I agree with the others most of the time when you find a show you love HBO quits.
I now have had enough disappointment,sopranos, deadwood was the final straw and I’m going to cancel my subscribtion to HBO after all they did not care for though’s of us that had no other life than sopranos and deadwood.
Come on some of us only have the fantasy of TV. Our spouces have been of disappointment so we watch TV.Well deadwood canellation was it for me.

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Bruce Lemon October 22, 2007 at 10:34 am

I think that the ones in charge of HBO can go f**k themselves with a big black dick for being so god dam f**ked in the head for not bring back DEADWOOD for a full season. This is the best western ever done and you f**kers have the balls to cancel well “f**k YOU”. I will just go ahead and f**king cancel you.

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