HBO wants more ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ renews show for season 4

“Boardwalk Empire” has already become a sensation for HBO, and it is one that does not plan on ending anytime soon. In continuing the premium cable network’s habit of renewing their programming early on in the season rather than later on down the road, it was announced that the Steve Buscemi company will indeed be back for a fourth season in the fall of next year.

In a statement celebrating the news, here is what the network’s programming head Michael Lombardo had to say:

“[Series creator] Terry Winter, [executive producer] Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain … We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

Thanks in part in many ways to matters outside of its own control, “Boardwalk Empire” has managed to actually decline somewhat when it comes to the buzz surrounding the show over the past year or so. HBO has since brought in some more buzz-worthy shows including the likes of “Girls” as well as “Game of Thrones,” and that in no way diminishes the quality of what is being put on the small screen here. It also potentially hurts somewhat that the series airs opposite “Dexter” on Showtime, and the series that follows that up in “Homeland” is now the Emmy-winning premium cable show that just about everyone is in love with.

“Boardwalk Empire” is one three episodes into the new season, and it will continue to push forward Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time. Are you happy about the renewal, and have you gotten the same sort of sense that the show has lost a little bit of its buzz? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below!

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