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HBO Cancels Rome After 2 Seasons

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    RoxieVelma

    [1]Jul 12, 2006
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    It's official HBO will only have 2 seasons of Rome...

    http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-romeendingafterseason2,0,5831913.story?coll=zap-news-headlines

    Basically, it was cancelled because it was too expensive to produce.
    Edited on 07/12/2006 7:22pm
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    TeenAngst73

    [2]Jul 12, 2006
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    So. HBO's cancelling all of their period dramas? Bummer.
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    Crimson_Tide

    [3]Jul 13, 2006
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    I wouldn't say that it was actually "cancelled".. This has always been said to be a mini, only slated for one season to begin with, afaik. The second season is a bonus.
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    jonaarea51

    [4]Jul 14, 2006
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    dindt they always say that it was soooo expensive to build the sets but that season 2 for example would be a lot cheaper than season 1 since the sets are now already there?
    man, two seasons is far too short for rome... and btw, some weeks ago somebody wrote something about 4 more seasons in the other thread, but of course this one here seems a bit more official; damn!
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    mac000

    [5]Jul 14, 2006
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    You gotta be kidding. Already cancelled? Noooooo...Rome was the best (apart from The Sopranos) on TV.

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    Orcuss

    [6]Jul 17, 2006
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    Unbelievable. This incredible show is timeless and its DVD's etc. would have continued to sell for years. Cancelling it would be just too idiotic to believe.
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    Historygrad2005

    [7]Jul 17, 2006
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    Orcuss wrote:
    Unbelievable. This incredible show is timeless and its DVD's etc. would have continued to sell for years. Cancelling it would be just too idiotic to believe.

    Unless they release DVD's which is who knows when and if the DVD's sold like flies and HBO should earn the money to pay them back for filming and more they might do a third season if it works out.
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    armorycop

    [8]Jul 18, 2006
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    That sux! I really like Rome and was looking for a few good seasons out of it! All well. 
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    eforbes

    [9]Jul 22, 2006
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    I hope they can work out a movie deal to wrap up the story lines. Something similar to what they are doing with Deadwood.
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    memoryex

    [10]Jul 27, 2006
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    the dvd's are now available in the uk priced £33 at amazon. 
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    samoza1

    [11]Aug 4, 2006
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    I think that due to Roman history having peaks of interest then un-interest 2 seasons would be enough. They could try and reinvent it by filming a different period such as Nero, Hadrian or Caligula.
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    Giant_Chicken

    [12]Aug 9, 2006
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    So...

    Sopranos, Deadwood, Rome will be buried in early 2007. I have read that Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Wire will likely end after airing one last season...

    So we will be left with Lucky Louie and Big Love.... YAY!!!

    I know Hbo will continue to produce awesome shows but it seems that Deadwood and Rome have so much life left in them... not to mention Carnivale.
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    Pexicus

    [13]Aug 10, 2006
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    I suppose this is the result of high production costs (and also the fact that the series was never intended to be long-run in the first place).

    Well, I prefer quality over mediocrity, even if that means just 1-2 seasons... 
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    Forlorn_Shadow

    [14]Aug 13, 2006
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    Cancellation is a shame all the series worth watch get cut before they get going this series has so much potential it should have been one that they kept

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    basvanschellen

    [15]Aug 14, 2006
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    I think it's a good thing to stop at the height of the show. A second season is a bonus for the viewers.

    Let's see what's coming next from HBO

    -Bass
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    darquesyde

    [16]Aug 16, 2006
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    So I wait to play catch-up with the DVD release, only to hear that the show was cancelled. I guess HBO is starting to get cancel-happy like the rest of the networks.
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    LordJaguar

    [17]Aug 18, 2006
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    HBO is going to crap with the cancellation of all these good shows.
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    Mood-7

    [18]Aug 19, 2006
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    Unhappy news, to be sure. Still, better that the series go out in its prime. Wouldn't want to see it go sour like "Six Feet Under"...
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    happyfantom

    [19]Aug 19, 2006
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    Byegones :-) They have the money so they decide what we can see. It's Sad since this was one of the only shows that really taught something of early european History.
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    bkd210

    [20]Aug 20, 2006
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    Why does it seem like all of my shows are getting cancelled lately? Am I watching more TV than I used to or are network execs just becoming more stupid?
    Edited on 08/20/2006 5:35pm
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