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HBO renews Treme for third season

HBO has renewed Treme for a third season. Ratings for the New Orleans-based show have been weak, but ratings aren’t necessarily a big factor for HBO when it makes renewal/cancellation decisions.

Treme airs Sunday night’s at 10PM on HBO.

Treme season two premieres Sunday, April 24 on HBO

It’s more than a year since Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. The national spotlight on the Crescent City has dimmed, and residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives. Some have become expatriates in distant cities. The insurance checks that never arrived for homeowners were followed by the bureaucratic nightmare that was the Road Home program, and a land-grab is underway as developers and disaster capitalists press their advantage. Crime and drug use are up, and corruption and graft are endemic, with civic institutions unable to counter any of it.

And yet the culture of New Orleans somehow endures.

Created by David Simon (HBO’s “The Wire,” “Generation Kill” and “The Corner”) and Eric Overmyer (“St. Elsewhere, “Homicide: Life on the Street” and HBO’s “The Wire”), the Emmy®-nominated drama series TREME kicks off its 11-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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HBO renews Treme after just one episode

HBO has renewed Treme for a second season. It’s a quick renewal for the critically acclaimed New Orleans-based drama, considering the show only just aired this past Sunday (and to only so-so ratings of 1.4 million in combined airings).  However, it’s a fair amount stronger than the creators’ previous series The Wire, which averaged 890,000 viewers for premiere episodes during its final season and HBO is very bullish on the show:

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