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The Deuce: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on HBO?

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Vulture Watch What the deuce is going on with Vince and Frankie Martino? Is The Deuce TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Deuce season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About? Airing on the HBO premium cable channel, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the
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The Deuce: Season One Ratings

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Since Girls and The Leftovers have ended and Vice Principals, Game of Thrones, and Veep are nearing the end, HBO needs to shore up its programming slate, to retain its paid subscribers and attract new ones. Will The Deuce TV show, from George Pelecanos and David Simon, fill the bill? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. An HBO 1970s period piece, The Deuce stars James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. Barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz.
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The Deuce: David Simon Confirms Three Season Plan for HBO Series

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What's in store for The Deuce? Recently, creators David Simon and George Pelecanos spoke with Collider about the future of the HBO TV show.The gritty drama centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. The cast includes James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli.Read More…
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‘The Deuce’: James Franco’s Good Time Twins Tell a Tragic Story of What Happens When Men Stay Silent

‘The Deuce’: James Franco’s Good Time Twins Tell a Tragic Story of What Happens When Men Stay Silent
After the latest episode of “The Deuce,” it’s hard to argue against Maggie Gyllenhaal as the cast Mvp.

Playing Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a prostitute working without a pimp on the dark streets of ’70s Manhattan, Gyllenhaal is going through the ringer. Her character’s emotional spectrum is so wide, it would be miraculous if Gyllenhaal could convey half of what Eileen goes through, let alone the full wavelength seen in Episode 5.

In “What Kind of Bad?”, Eileen transitions from laughing at her date’s post-coital questions to pressing her battered face into a wall and weeping as a pimp reminds her of how often she’s been abused. Later, as Eileen puts on makeup to try to hide the bruises, she listens to a voicemail from her date, asking if she’ll be able to make a party that weekend. Gyllenhaal only flinches from the physical pain of her
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‘The Deuce’: James Franco’s Good Time Twins Tell a Tragic Story of What Happens When Men Stay Silent

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‘The Deuce’: James Franco’s Good Time Twins Tell a Tragic Story of What Happens When Men Stay Silent
After the latest episode of “The Deuce,” it’s hard to argue against Maggie Gyllenhaal as the cast Mvp.

Playing Eileen “Candy” Merrell, a prostitute working without a pimp on the dark streets of ’70s Manhattan, Gyllenhaal is going through the ringer. Her character’s emotional spectrum is so wide, it would be miraculous if Gyllenhaal could convey half of what Eileen goes through, let alone the full wavelength seen in Episode 5.

In “What Kind of Bad?”, Eileen transitions from laughing at her date’s post-coital questions to pressing her battered face into a wall and weeping as a pimp reminds her of how often she’s been abused. Later, as Eileen puts on makeup to try to hide the bruises, she listens to a voicemail from her date, asking if she’ll be able to make a party that weekend. Gyllenhaal only flinches from the physical pain of her
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'The Deuce' Recap: Movin' On Up

'The Deuce' Recap: Movin' On Up
You don't take a walk on the wild side when you watch The Deuce. No, this show's journey through the seedy side of Seventies NYC is more like a leisurely stroll. Co-written by The Wire's David Simon and The Night Of's Richard Price and directed by James Franco himself, this week's episode – “The Principle Is All" – draws strength from that slow and steady rhythm. On paper, it's not really doing anything different than its predecessors: Vinnie, Candy, Lori and Abby all continue their respective learning curves as they
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The Deuce: Season Two Renewal for HBO Drama Series

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With a title like The Deuce, it seems only natural that HBO would order a second season of their newest drama series. The series premiered on September 10th and the first season is currently averaging a 0.26 in the 18-49 demographic with 835,000 viewers (per the live + same day ratings).The Deuce features the talents of James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Gary Carr, Dominique Fishback, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Margarita Levieva, Emily Meade, Natalie Paul, and Michael Rispoli. Set in 1970s New York, the show revolves around the legalization of porn and the rise of the industry.Here's the renewal announcement from HBO: HBO Renews Drama Series The Deuce, Created By George Pelecanos And David Simon, Starring James Franco And Maggie Gyllenhaal, For Second SeasonLos Angeles, Sept. 19, 2017 – Following early
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Porn Again: How 'The Deuce' Nails Seventies Skin-Flick Sleaze

Porn Again: How 'The Deuce' Nails Seventies Skin-Flick Sleaze
Times Square, 1971: The sleaziest cesspool in New York City is about to get sleazier. All around 42nd Street – known as "the Deuce" – the streets are full of pimps and hookers, XXX theaters and drug dealers, cops and johns and gangsters. The obscenity laws are relaxing, opening the way for the porn business to expand into the mainstream – massage parlors, private booths, sex shops. The cops let it all happen, as long as they keep getting their cut of the money. Everybody here is a tough crowd, because everybody's got a tough story.
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'The Deuce' Recap: Skin in the Game

'The Deuce' Recap: Skin in the Game
As a title for this week's episode of The Deuce, "Show and Prove" is a tough one to beat. Within its dirty world of 1971 Times Square, the phrase refers to the NYPD's demand for sex workers to produce paperwork proving they've already been arrested within the past 48 hours. This allows them a reprieve from the current night's "ho patrol" bust – a crime-stopping tactic so familiar that the police and prostitutes all order Chinese takeout and eat it in the precinct house's courtyard together.

But it's also an apt description of
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The Deuce

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Network: HBO. Episodes: Ongoing (hour). Seasons: Ongoing. TV show dates: September 10, 2017 — present. Series status: Has not been cancelled. Performers include: James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Chris Coy, Natalie Paul, Sepideh Moafi, Kayla Foster, and Michael Rispoli. TV show description: A fictional historical drama, inspired by real-life twins who would go on to operate business fronts for the Gambino family, The Deuce TV show centers on the rise of modern-day pornography in 1970s New York City. The cast of characters includes bartenders, pimps and prostitutes, police officers, and party people. Flourishing barkeep Vincent Martino (Franco) is something of a promotional wiz. Despite his
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The Deuce Season 1 Review

The entire first season was provided prior to broadcast.

“It’s the Deuce” – Vincent Martino

The sensory disorienting cesspool that is 1970s Manhattan, teeming with merciless pimps, amoral patrolmen, and entrepreneurial mafiosi, serves as the backdrop for David Simon’s engrossing, titillating HBO drama The Deuce. Co-created with George Pelecanos, who worked alongside Simon on The Wire and Treme, the eight-episode first season documents the evolution of the porn industry, the etiquette of prostitution, and the institutional racketeering propelling and consolidating them.

Breaking the skin is Vincent Martino (James Franco) and his twin brother Frankie (also Franco). A bartender of unparalleled trustworthiness, apart from deserting his flirtatious wife (Zoe Kazan) and children, Vincent bares the brunt of his kin’s gambling addiction and hotheaded demeanour. Incidentally, Frankie’s excessive debt to Rudy Pipilo (Michael Rispoli) lands Vincent a cushy managerial position at the thug’s newest bar, eventually allowing him
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Denis O’Hare, Michael Rispoli, Vincent Pastore Cast In’ Stano’

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Exclusive: Denis O'Hare, Michael Rispoli, and The Sopranos alum Vincent Pastore have come aboard the Joe Manganiello-starring indie film Stano. Three-time Mlb All Star and World Champion Brian Wilson has also been cast in the film, which Raymond De Felitta is directing. The film follows Sonny Stano (Manganiello) who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid that ultimately robbed him of a professional baseball career and…
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James Franco Shines In New Trailer For HBO’s ‘The Deuce’

(Aotn) Taking us back to the gritty 1970’s New York City, a time when sex and drugs ran rampant and the porn industry went from being a back-alley, brown-paper-bag commodity to a billion-dollar universal in American life. There was a moment when ground zero for the earliest pioneers in the flesh trade was the midtown heart of the nation’s largest city, New York’s Times Square. HBO’s new eight episode series “The Deuce” starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal provides us with a look at this time of both sexual and cultural awakening.

Taking a page out of the “Fargo” playbook, Franco will portray two rival twin brothers who eventually became Mob fronts for the Gambino family in midtown, rising to some prominence in their own right. Those tales – provided by a brother who passed away a few brief months before “The Deuce” began filming its pilot – form
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HBO drops a new trailer for porn industry drama The Deuce

During last night’s programming, HBO transported viewers back to the 1970s with a brand new trailer for The Deuce. The upcoming TV drama, which centers around the early days of the porn industry in New York City, stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the former of which pulls double duty playing twins Vincent and Frankie Martino. See a bustling, yet seedy city at the cusp of a billion-dollar industry in the footage below…

The Deuce comes to us from HBO royalty David Simon and George Pelecanos, who both are looking to continue their streak of bringing ground-level, city-focused dramas to the network. Pelecanos has worked as a writer and producer on Simon’s The Wire and Treme, which took place in Baltimore and New Orleans, respectively. Those shows ran for several seasons, although Treme never found an audience as passionate as The Wire’s, so if The Deuce performs similarly,
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HBO to premiere The Deuce with James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal in September

HBO has set a date for the premiere of its new series The Deuce. Starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, the ten-episode series will explore the beginnings of the porn industry in 1970s New York and will premiere on Sunday, September 10th.

The Deuce was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon. The pair will also executive produce with Nina K. Noble and James Franco. Also starring in the series are Gary Carr, Margarita Levieva, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Dominique Fishback, Emily Meade, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Chris Bauer, Ghris Coy, Natalie Paul and Michael Rispoli.

“For America, flesh as a legal commodity begins in New York City, but it travels everywhere into the national life,” says Simon. “The fact is, we don’t sell a luxury car, blue jeans or bottle of beer anymore without a certain amount of pornographic thought attached.”

The Deuce follows the rise of the porn culture in
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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’

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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’
The Deuce” producers and stars want to draw a line about the series: It’s about porn, but is not porn itself.

That means that all of the problems associated with porn — the misogyny, the abuse, the objectification – are featured on “The Deuce” as part of the exploration of the topic, not for gratuitous storytelling.

“You portray it by being direct,” co-creator David Simon told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It would be a mistake to look at this and think that we are in any way trafficking in misogynistic imagery or objectification as one of the currencies driving the show. That’s what the show is about. I’m not sure how you make the show and avert your eyes and clean it up.”

Read MoreThe Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before In David Simon’s Porn Drama — Watch

The Deuce,
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‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’

‘The Deuce’ Creator David Simon: Porn Drama Isn’t ’Trafficking in Misogynistic Imagery or Objectification’
The Deuce” producers and stars want to draw a line about the series: It’s about porn, but is not porn itself.

That means that all of the problems associated with porn — the misogyny, the abuse, the objectification – are featured on “The Deuce” as part of the exploration of the topic, not for gratuitous storytelling.

“You portray it by being direct,” co-creator David Simon told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It would be a mistake to look at this and think that we are in any way trafficking in misogynistic imagery or objectification as one of the currencies driving the show. That’s what the show is about. I’m not sure how you make the show and avert your eyes and clean it up.”

Read MoreThe Deuce’ Trailer: James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before In David Simon’s Porn Drama — Watch

The Deuce,
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco delve into the rise of the Porn Industry in trailer for The Deuce

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Porn, whether you’re a fan or not is a billion dollar industry, so what better way to explore the rise of the seedy sex scene than an eight-episode series from HBO entitled The Deuce which is due to air later this year, fancy a taste of what to expect? See a full gallery of clean images from the new series and watch the short trailer below.

The funkadelic kinky series, which is the brainchild of The Wire creator David Simon and author George Pelecanos hasn’t pulled any punches in attaching leads in the form of James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal on a story that follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry.
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Michael Rispoli & Natalie Paul Join HBO New Drama Series ‘Deuce’ As Regulars

Michael Rispoli and Natalie Paul have been cast as series regulars on Deuce, HBO’s upcoming drama series starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Written by The Wire creator David Simon and longtime collaborator George Pelecanos and directed by Michelle MacLaren, The Deuce follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world that…
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'Feed the Beast': Everything You Need to Know

'Feed the Beast': Everything You Need to Know
Ever since AMC debuted Mad Men in July of 2007, TV aficionados have learned to keep an eye on what the channel slips onto the air during the dog days. Past summers have brought the likes of Humans and Halt and Catch Fire; the same time frame also brought us Rubicon, because hey, nobody's perfect. This year's contender for possible out-of-left-field Mvp is Feed the Beast: a drama about crime and cuisine starring Jim Sturgess as a coked-up ex-con chef and David Schwimmer as his morose sommelier best friend. Developed
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