Boardwalk Empire and Treme Have Premiere Dates

HBO's year-round quest to take over your life (and especially your Sunday nights) continues this September, as the pay-cable network today scribbled on its calendar and chose the return dates for Boardwalk Empire and Treme.

The third season of Boardwalk Empire will premiere Sunday, September 16 at 9pm. HBO has ordered 12 episodes for the period drama set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City. Tune in to watch Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi) get his illegal drink on while killing a few people between swigs.

The third season of Treme, from David Simon (creator of The Wire), will march on starting Sunday, September 23 at 10pm. HBO has ordered 10 episodes of the New Orleans-based drama that examines the lives of musicians after Hurricane Katrina. Wear something dance-friendly, because the show features some of the best music on television.

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