Magic City: Season Three Decision Coming Soon

magic city season three?Chris Albrecht, the CEO of Starz, says the cable channel hasn’t made a decision about the fate of Magic City yet.

At the TCA Summer Press Tour, he said, “Our policy process is one or two seasons of a show to really get behind something if we like the work… We have a couple of little surprises in our pocket in store, so I can’t reveal too much other than you’ll have the answer to your question soon.”

Magic City hasn’t grown it’s small audience in season two and has been performing the same as season one, drawing 430,000 viewers for each episode’s initial airing. That’s less than half of what the Spartacus series drew (1.0 million) and only a bit better than Boss (360,000) which was cancelled after two seasons.

It’s difficult to judge what Starz will do but it’s hard to imagine that they see Magic City’s small viewership as a success.

We also know that they have four new shows in the pipeline and have already renewed one of them — Black Sails — for a second season some six months before the show’s debut.

I suspect that they may cancel Magic City and hope that their new shows will perform as well or better.

UPDATE: Starz has cancelled Magic City after two seasons.

What do you think? Should Starz renew Magic City for a third season? Is the show worth watching?

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  1. Anonymous says

    Shame on Starz……….absolutely great series…….someone needs to re-check the viewer count, the counter must have miscounted viewer numbers, GREAT SERIES STARZ!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Melody Moschella says

    This was one of the best shows to come along since Dexter. The acting and directing we’re excellent. They never give these new shows enough time to find an audience. Season 3 would have picked up more viewers as the show was great! Wish they would bring it back. Most likely we will cancel Startz just because the cancelled our favorite show!

  3. Patty says

    I can’t believe you refer to Magic City as having a small audience. Everyone I talk to is in shock you would think of cancelling this.

  4. Elaine says

    Don’t cancel Magic City! It’s an awesome show…………..maybe better advertising would bring more viewers! It’s a great series…………and you left us hanging at the end of season 2………..come on Starz…………!!!

  5. J. Newton says

    What a shame we loved Magic City there’s not much on T.V. these days worth watching but this program my whole family and our good friends looked forward seeing. Just when it was getting so interesting I hope Starz will change their minds on this one, the last thing we need is another mindless reality show.

  6. A.Kaspar says

    Please keep the series going. It is the best show on TV, everyone I speak to loves it. Great cast, great stories, good balance between the good and the evil

  7. Mitch says

    Just saw the season ending / series ending episode.. This show is awesome… I can tell you it’s not the shows fault it’s cancelled… Everyone I know who watches it… Loves it.. I can only hope someone cones to their senses..

  8. says

    i am horrified there is no 3rd season !the show was amazing plot wise visually and historically accurate!the actresses were the most beautiful i’ve seen in a long time- not to know what will happen to ben diamond -ike etc. is extremely frustrating! is there any way we could know what the plot for season 3 would be if the show is not renewed?

  9. Jim B. says

    Don’t cancel this show The show is great and the cast is the best thing that has been on television in a very log time.

  10. SM says

    Please DO NOT cancel this show! It’s amazing! Not many people seem to know of it, but those who do think it’s by far THE best show on TV!! Spend a little more on advertising before you give up! Please!!!

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