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AMC's Fire isn't going out any time soon.

The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed its computer-revolution drama Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which will premiere next summer.

"This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground—themes that really resonate with us as a network and attracted a passionate audience," AMC President Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that opportunity here and look forward to a second season of Halt and Catch Fire from creators Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers, and showrunner Jonathan Lisco."

Set in the early 1980s, Halt and Catch Fire stars Lee Pace and chronicles the rise of the PC era in Texas's Silicon Prairie. The show's first season wrapped up earlier this month.

Are you looking forward to more Halt and Catch Fire?


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AIRED ON 8/2/2015

Season 2 : Episode 10

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As someone that lived and worked in the computer industry during the time-period of this show as boot code developer. I have to say that the show is complete crap. Everything from having to desolder ROMs from a mobo to steal the contents to waiving magnets at disc drives to cause data corruption to the compressed timelines presented. HOO-HA, clap-trap garbage. I was so disappointed that series creators could not bother to research accurate technical details considering the topic at hand.

As far as the characters are concerned, there is not a single one that I find likable.

I entered the series with excited expectations but ended up bored and a bit angry. I cannot possibly endorse this show for a 2nd season. I will pass.
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After they renewed Turn which also had questionable ratings, I was pretty sure they would give this another season too. As others have said, they really don't have much else to air, its a 10 episode season, and its probably not an expensive budget. Also, they can continue the trend of being known as the "historical drama" network.
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So awesome. I actually wrote the network to ask them to renew. Just for me, of course.

Lee Pace is excellent and after they started giving the Cameron character something to work with besides shots of her working furiously then throwing it away, the series was on point.
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I think the first few episode were a little funky and then it changed and ROCKED!!!!!
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I quit watching after the 3rd boring episode. Couldn't connect with the characters..... didn't care for the show at all
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Totally. I mean, Lee Pace rocked from scene one, but the other characters needed time. The writers could've fleshed them out a bit sooner, but by episode 4, things were really getting interesting.
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And now that I know it won't be one and done due to meager ratings, I can give it a watch. Neat.
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I am pleasantly surprised. I thought it is a goner based on the ratings. Perhaps the good reviews from fans and most critics (not TV.com) might have convinced AMC.

This proves AMC listen to the fans. They would have to find a way to reunite the gang though.
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YES! I am so freakin' excited for season 2! the evolution of the computer is probably the most important part of our history seeing as how EVERYTHING is computerized.

I say BRAVA!
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This is fantastic news! Props to AMC for recognizing quality and seeing it as having some serious potential (if some of the writing is cleaned up). Personally, I loved S1 of the show and am going to go rewatch the finale in celebration :)
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&We; have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of
&new; shows, betting on talent and building audience over time. We see that
&opportunity; here

What a nice way of saying "The ratings weren't very good but we renewed it anyway because we've got nothing else to put in the times lot we think would do any better."
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I'm happy for Lee Pace but sad for me because I really wanted to see Lee Pace in Season 3 of Hannibal. DAMN YOU, AMC.
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I miss him in Pushing Daisies! Dang you, ABC!
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Yes. I wasn't even going to watch this at all , but I'm glad I did! Without Lee Pace tho I don't think it stands much of a chance so lets hope he never leaves the show.
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BRILLIANT NEWS! Was really worried this one wouldn't get renewed, very happy now :)
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Damn good news. Now to echo the sentiment in these comments -- LETS JUST RENEW 'LONGMIRE' NOW!!!!!
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"We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows..."

This Rubicon fan wonders exactly when that history began. Anyway, good news for those of you who watched and enjoyed S1 of this.

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I enjoyed Rubicon, though it was already canceled when it aired where I was. As for HCF, AMC says it ranked #3 and #4 in a several coveted Nielsen categories for ad-supported TV, right behind Mad Men. They must be quite confident they can increase the numbers for season 2.
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I should also note that I've been checking TV.com and other sites daily for news on HaCF's fate. So I'm glad it's rewnewed, I'm also glad I'm off of renewal watch for a while.
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Me too, except I watch Longmire so I'm waiting for that renewal annoucement now. ;)
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Dammit, me too. Okay, I rescind my comment about being off renewal watch. But, as I said last time about Longmire's renewal, the network would be dumb not to renew it, as it's one of its highest rated shows (if not the highest rated).
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WTF!!!!! I go on vacation and it gets cancelled!? WTF!!!!!!!
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I know. I had my meltdown, chalk full or rambling rants and fake letters to A&E last week.
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LOL! I read that as well, plus I don't think they would have ended season 3 with the cliffhanger it wasn't going to be.
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You guys - I had to come back to this post because upon the cancellation news I was reminded of this conversation. In hindsight KS likely held back because cast/crew knew of the show's impending doom. UGHHHHH
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@Whedonrules I remember reading something on this last year too before the season 2 pickup. Unless they completely stray from the source material it's happening.
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@Whedonrules that is interesting news. I just got done watching season 3 and I'm going to do a post over on that community this weekend about my thoughts on the season and THAT. :) Keep your eye out for it.
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Kind of funny news on this topic, Katie Sackhoff in an recent interview held back what she wanted to say to the fans who are dreading and hating on a Vic/Longmire hookup (why are people dreading this?) that is on the horizon because of the fact that the show hadn't been renewed yet.
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Whoa, this is a shocker! Since it was doing even worse than Low Winter Sun, I thought for sure that Halt was a goner. I guess AMC recognizes that ratings are automatically lower for just about everything during the summer. So glad they're giving it more time to develop. Here's hoping that S2 is just as compelling, because this really is an incredible series.
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Wonderful news. I'll admit I was being cautiously optimistic, but It was hard to ignore the feeling in the pit of my stomach that AMC wouldn't take a chance on it. I'm SO glad they did.
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Very good news
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Simple plan to improve Halt's ratings -

*Lee Pace turns up dressed as Ronan The Accuser for the entire season

*No more electro shock sex scenes

*They hire Magnum P.I. as a security consultant (must wear Hawaiian shirt constantly)

*Cameron develops a video game call Tran, and gets is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where her only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

*Gordon spends the entire season obsessing over Packet switching networks and is convinced that he can make porn AVAILABLE FOR ALL!!! - Gordon is the hero of season 2 for obvious reasons

*Every episode ends in the Chinawhite club, and Rick James is there :



*Boobs
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Thanks buddy, just just choked on / split out a mouthful of liquid! Rick F-ing James... I think applying that formula to any show = instant exponential increase in quality. Congrats, you just won TV :)
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OMG!!!! Now I need to go re-watch The Chappelle Show!!!!! I think Prince making Lee Pace pancakes would be a good addition as well!
You say "Boobs" I say "Booty". ;)

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Season 3 boobs & booty = EMMY landside
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Amazing news! This was my favourite show this year and I'm so glad AMC recognized its potential. Can't wait till next season!
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Awesome news! Yes, there have been a few bumps in the road along the way (the first few episodes), but this show just kept getting better and better. The acting was superb and the characters were compelling (not quite endearing) and the story was fascinating. Definitely looking forward to the second season. Thank you AMC.
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Hurray!! So happy. A large international following as well as many core, devoted US fans.

Where next year? Online Gaming!! (80's style, of course.) Plus, yeah, more PeeCee stuff, excellence in drama & acting, etc. I hope they don't ease up too much on the "intricate layering" of context and subplots. Half the fun was seeing stuff that you didn't see or didn't make sense until the 2nd viewing or next week's episode or comparing notes on discussion boards or at the water cooler. ("Multiplayer" and "high replayability" as computer game designers say.)
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@ArhamNative and @JenMo73, We'll be looking at both of you for our weekly support in the community section :-)
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Oh of course!!!!!!
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Woo hoo! Super stoked for next summer! I'm hoping that Good Ol' Boz will be back as well.....somehow. :)
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This is GREAT NEWS! I just was intrigued with this part: "We have a history of demonstrating patience through the early seasons of new shows, betting on talent and building audience over time." It seems they are having to explain why they had to renew it on the grounds that "it is an experimentation, be patient" so it seems that for some or many people whose opinion mattered the show should have been cancelled. That's concerning.
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That quote actually made me laugh, because it reminded me of how they canceled Rubicon... which I enjoyed, but probably was doing just as bad in the ratings (though I have no stats to back that up).

That being said, I'm happy H&CF is renewed. I really enjoyed the show, and Lee Pace is amazeballs as Joe.
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You said exactly what I was thinking re: Rubicon when I read that quote. I (cynically) suspect AMC is more willing to let things grow on viewers now because their stable of quality fallback shows is growing smaller all the time.
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I am SO happy about this. I really loved the series.

i am sure Lee Pace/Guardians of the Galaxy and Scoot maybe being Flash for WB has NOTHING to do with this renewal.

LOL

PS. Donna - marry me?
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I love Donna too. Warts and all. The role of Piemaker computer visionary suits Lee Pace very well, by the way.
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When he isn't trying to get Infinity Stones and commit genocide.
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I'm afraid I missed that facet of his acting side.
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Only if you have a large demand of Oreos and pot. ;)
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I meant supply!!!!
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Jen - I gotta think when they push out "Lee Pace and Scoot McCreary" people will watch because of movie buzz

then they will stay because the story is awesome
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I got it. Donna stoned is that much better.

I am not sure why this didn't catch on. I thought it was captivating
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Maybe it'll play more on season 2!
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I will definitely watch the second season. We need to get past a few story lines though:
1. Marriage Troubles
2. Cameron always having to be the rebel
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"Are you looking forward to more Halt and Catch Fire?"
Nope. I watched the pilot ep and tried to watch the second - I just couldn't get into this show.
Good for them but no thanks.
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Now that there is a second season, I will watch the first one !
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Become my standard after getting burnt so many times.
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I am still crying uncontrollably in public over Almost Human


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Almost Human had so much potential. Unfortunately it was going on a direction that was making me angry. Too much procedural stuff and standalone episodes, for starters,

And Dorian was clearly a much superior model, despite the fact he was an earlier, discontinued model and supposedly prone to showing "terrible" flaws.

Besides, a self-aware being like Dorian should soon be questioning his position as a simple tool and property of the Police Department. But I doubt the writers would have gone in this direction.
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Well, nowadays you have to show your cards as soon as possible, before you're thrown out of the game, I'm afraid.

Firefly was fine, but I couldn't stand the cowboy theme, as well as the banjos and fiddles. I feel that resonates better with Americans.
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They actually were. Dorian was going to have a "meltdown" about all this.

Reading some things from JH Wyman, they thought they had a full season (20-23 eps). This 1st half was set up for the 2nd half. Dorian was going to go "glitchy" and show the emotion that his kind was shut down for. We were going to see the other side of the wall. Val was going to have some run as "enhanced" etc etc

Wyman wrote the 1st 13 eps as a way to build the story and anticipation. then Fox ran it out of order and pulled the 2nd half of eps before filming. Then cancelled it. Wyamsn wrote the whole thing with the idea he had a second half to the season.

Makes me sick. It was as hard on me as Firefly
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