Despite its James Franco double shot, the first season of The Deuce TV show ran in the middle of HBO’s pack of shows. Does this porn industry series, from George Pelecanos and David Simon, have what it takes to attract a larger audience in its second season? Will The Deuce be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Gbenga Akinnagbe , Margarita Levieva, Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer, Michael Rispoli, and Chris Coy. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Season two picks up five years later, in 1977, during the golden age of porn, with volatile Times Square at its most garish.
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For comparisons: The first season of The Deuce on HBO averaged a 0.26 rating in the 18-49 year old demographic and a total audience of 879,000 viewers.
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**9/20/2018 Status Update: The Deuce has been renewed for a third and final season on HBO. Details here.