Magic City

Magic City: canceled or renewed?Network: Starz
Episodes: 16 (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: March 30, 2012 — August 9, 2013
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Steven Strait, Jessica Marais, Christian Cooke, Elena Satine, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, Taylor Blackwell, and Danny Huston.

TV show description:      
This dramatic TV series takes place in 1959, shortly after the Cuban Revolution, and is set in Miami Beach.

Isaac “Ike” Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the majority owner and boss of the Miramar Playa, Miami Beach’s premier resort. It’s a turbulent time in Miami, but it’s THE place to be. The Kennedys, the mob, and the CIA all hold court there.

Ike is the star of his hotel — but everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s second wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids (Steven Strait, Christian Cooke, and Taylor Blackwell) think he’s an honorable man, but he can’t break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade.

In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it’s diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami’s seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As his world threatens to implode, Ike fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.

Series Finale:     
Episode #16 — The Sins of the Father
Ike and Ben’s future hangs on the outcome of the gambling bill. Klein weighs Ike’s offer to get The Butcher. Stevie and Lily face the end. Vera’s heart is broken.
First aired: August 9, 2013.


What do you think? Do you like the Magic City TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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  1. mia says

    Each week was splendid. Quality production with such an eye for detail of the times. Quality acting, a-one actors. And now we get to watch Spartacus….there is no respect for quality any more. Junk!

  2. Dennis says

    best hour on TV in a long time. I kept STARZ just top watch Magic City, Will now cancel my subscription. A great show, great cast, solid story lines. just plain good television.

  3. says

    Started watching magic city from beginning,… Now just finding out uts being cancelled, iam very disappointed…..why??? The cancellation? Why leave us hanging without an ending? Do you not think that you have and obligation to loyal viewers like myself? Shame on You.

  4. Kelly says

    I am very sad about cancelling Magic City. I couldn”t wait for it to come on each week. I watched every re-run and am very disappointed!

  5. Paul says


    To the “editor” of this website… It is called “The First Amendment”. Look it up. If you haven’t heard about it. It’s pretty cool. It says “You have the RIGHT to FREE SPEECH”. What a concept!!!!

    • says

      Sorry Paul, we don’t allow abusive comments on this site. Stick to discussing television, not calling other commenters names. As far as the First Amendment, it protects US citizens from congress’ intrusion of their free speech. Feel free to look it up.

  6. Sharon says

    I just finished a Magic City marathon. Great acting, great storyline, great sets.
    Soooo disappointed. They cancel a quality show like this and bring on dribble like Power. I wish we could start a petition to get it back on.

  7. David Westmeyer says

    A great period piece. I didn’t live in Florida but the music and show and memories are fantastic.

  8. Pat Malone says

    Absolutely should come back. So real. I lived here at that time and dated in the 60 so realustic

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