BOARDWALK EMPIRE and TREME Returning to HBO for 3rd Seasons

HBO Sets Return Dates for ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Treme’
by Lesley Goldberg

You can tell it’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE by the costumes

Boardwalk’s third season — its first without co-starMichael Pitt, whose character was whacked in the Season 2 finale — will bow its 12-episode run at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

You can tell it’s TREME by the props

The 10-episode third year of Treme, from The Wirecreator David Simon, will launch the following week, at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

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HBO announces.

TVWriter™ yawns.

Not that we have a problem with BOARDWALK EMPIRE. It’s Stevie B, so, you know. But TREME really needs a makeover. More violence and less music. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Why can’t HBO get it?

Actually, in the pics above TREME looks more interesting than BOARDWALK. Just another example of how media manipulation (in this case courtesy of good old reliable TVWriter™) can screw you up.