Boardwalk Empire: Renewed for Season 4!

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HBO has renewed Boardwalk Empire for a fourth season.

The Emmy Award-nominated Prohibition-era drama averaged over eight million viewers/week last year and the network estimates that approximately 7.2 million households tuned in to the Season 3 premiere across various platforms.

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“Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show thatnever fails to surprise and entertain,” HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement.  “We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

Catch up on our latest Boardwalk Empire review and be sure to visit TV Fanatic every Sunday night all season long for our take on Nucky, Chalky and company.

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I should be happy but modern US cable shows = SHORT K-Dramas. To make it worst, they're spacing these "seasons" several months, up to a year apart! Shows in the same basic vein (e.g. dark historical drama, dark modern drama, dark comedy, light comedy) are no longer "competing" for the same audience. But this marketing ploy isn't escaping fans, it's making them angry. Yes, by making the seasons shorter production essentially becomes a very long film that is then chopped up for the viewer - higher production values, access to better actors, directors, writers, producers, editors, etc. But what about the viewer, eh? Who watches broadcast shows at a longer stretch (e.g. 22 vs. 8-13 per season; 44 vs. 8 - 16 annually)? So though cable shows dominate Emmy wins, deservedly so from a production viewpoint, their audience rate is much lower (broadcast vs basic cable vs premium cable vs internet,streaming,downloading).