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Magic City: Starz CEO Explains Cancellation

Magic City cancelationWhile fans of Magic City are understandably upset by the show’s cancellation, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht recently explained that the decision wasn’t a difficult one when it came to finances.

At the TCA press tour, he said, “It was a fine show but it was extremely expensive. It had decent audience but distributors weren’t interested in co-marketing it with us, and we felt season two had a pretty reasonable and satisfying landing spot.”

Magic City revolves around the world of Miami’s Miramar Playa Hotel in 1959. The TV series stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and Danny Huston, with Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, Jessica Marais, Yul Vazquez, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Kelly Lynch, and Elena Satine.

What do you think? Did you like Magic City? Would you liked to have seen a third season?

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Alec January 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm

“Would you liked to have seen a second season?”

Third season. And yes. I would have loved to see one. It was one of my favorite series. Finally something with class and they cancel it after two seasons.

It’s a disgrace.

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admin January 31, 2014 at 11:09 am

Thanks

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Anonymous March 18, 2014 at 12:28 am

I agree disgrace to cancel show. Best show bring it back

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random dude January 27, 2014 at 9:45 am

time to cancel starz

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Carolyn Miller January 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

Very disappointed loved the show

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j.alexander January 16, 2014 at 11:55 am

once again, a damn fine show the wife and i really enjoy and of course the mogul idiot in charge does an assinine cancel. i understand the reasons but could have cut costs or cancelled other shows regardless of distribution bs. icancelled my starz scrip today. i say youre just eat up with the dumbass!!

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Laurie Russell January 16, 2014 at 2:31 am

So sad to see this show has been cancelled. Will be cancelling Starz now as this is about the only show I watched on Starz. The actors are all terrific. I was really looking forward to the next season. I think it is a big mistake as everyone I know who watched it loved it.

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Laurie Russell January 16, 2014 at 2:29 am

yeah now we will be cancelling Starz also. I am so sad this has not been renewed. Was really looking forward to the new season. It was excellent as the actors were all terrific. Dumb cancellation….

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Paige January 15, 2014 at 10:25 pm
Steve January 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Magic City was the best series on cable or network TV. Now no reason to subscribe to STARZ.

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PHYLLIS DISTASIO January 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I NOW HAVE NO REASON TO CONTINUE STARZ. I KEPT IT UNTIL I LEARNED THAT YOU CANCELLED THE BEST SHOW ON TV. I’VE NOW CANCELLED & WILL NOT RENEW.

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Nick January 14, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Cancelled Starz when they cancelled this show. It was the best show they’ve created.

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Susan January 14, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Is another network picking it up? I’ll be cancelling starz

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Avi Hoffman January 13, 2014 at 9:40 pm

LOVED THIS SHOW FOR SO MANY REASONS!!!!!

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vp44 January 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm

LOVED IT!! especially Jefferey Dean Morgan, what a hunk, and a great actor. To bad will miss him/it.

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Sonya J January 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Am I missing something here? Didn’t they know that this would be costly before they even took this project on? Don’t most people who are in the television and movie business know that any time to you decide to do a time period piece that it’s going to cost money??

Just say “We got tired of investing all this money in a show that had sub par ratings.” Magic City was a wonderful, wonderful show unfortunately it was a costly show. All this tells me is someone didn’t do all the math before taking on this project.

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Siobhan S January 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Bloody well said Sonya J!!
Being a UK fan, I was gutted I could only see via streaming/downloads, ESPECIALLY when Starz themselves tweeted about their plans of bring it across the pond, with no delivery on that word… :'(

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Ric January 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

LOVED IT! ///but it would have been season 3 cancelled starz over this

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Maureen January 13, 2014 at 10:15 am

I was absolutely devastated when Magic City was canceled. Of course, I’d love to see it back again.

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