'Magic City' Canceled by Starz After Two Seasons

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August 5th, 2013

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Starz has canceled its original drama  Magic City after two seasons. The season two finale, which will air Friday, will also serve as the series finale. Starz issued a statement about its decision not to order a third season: "From the writers, to the cast and crew, it has been an incredible collaboration. This was a story born from Mitch Glazer’s singular vision of Miami, the Magic City of his childhood, and we are grateful to him for bringing it to life on Starz. The season’s story arc will allow us to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series, and we thank all the fans who checked in to the Miramar Playa.”

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  • Mal

    Damn. Boss and this were the only two Starz shows I’ve watched. Guess I see this relationship is one way. Time to dump them!

  • donj1973

    I guess being on Starz you’re only guaranteed 2 seasons. Starz didn’t really a lot of faith in the show by cutting the episode order from 10 to 8.

    Black Sails and Da Vinci’s Demons be warned !!

  • Daniel

    I’m surprised, they are making a bigger original series push. Was it the ratings?

  • donj1973

    I liked Magic City, but I can see that it was faced with tough odds being an expensive period show and being stuck on Friday nights. Starz just doesn’t have the same level of subscribers like HBO or Showtime.

  • Ram510

    Well of course

  • John

    Starz is the worst network I’ve ever seen. “Let’s cancel every show after 2 seasons and then scratch our heads and wonder why we’re not as popular as HBO.”

    I stopped watching their shows when I realized none of them would ever reach a satisfying conclusion.

  • Philip

    I am disappointed. Starz can’t seem to find a marquee show that makes them relevant. HBO really got big with the sopranos, and Showtime did with Dexter. Starz will find it eventually, I hope.

  • donj1973

    Plus why does Starz keep putting these expensive dramas on Friday nights when viewership is already horrendous?

  • Larry

    We would hope that the powers that be re-think this decision as you are making a huge mistake by cancelling this show..You expand your viewership by listening to us…

  • Carmen

    Oh no! Shame! so cute series! is one of the few that are worth seeing … A THIRD PLEASE!

  • Lisa Blake Watts

    now I have a reason to cancel my Starz I am furious!!!!

  • Cooper

    It’s because of Chris Albrecht, that woman-abusing drunk who runs the network now. When he was at HBO, he canceled a bunch of shows before their time, most notably “Rome”, “Deadwood”, and “Carnivale”. Same guy who killed those shows is now running Starz.

  • Dan S

    I for 1 am not disappointed in its cancellation. Eventually Starz will find a show that’ll get people’s attention, Magic City wasn’t it.

  • New England Mike

    While it wasn’t a great show, it featured two amazing actors in the male leads, lots of eye candy, 1960s period locations, and a fair amount of action and intrigue. I, for one, will miss it. While it was not as critically acclaimed as Boss, I found that show (while interesting) just too dark for my tastes. Magic City was more of a popcorn show.

  • samurai99

    Not surprising. Viewership for this show was terrible.

    I don’t understand how starz can have 20 million(?) Subscribers and can’t get a show to do better than girls.

  • Anthony

    Not surprising. Viewership for this show was terrible.

    I don’t understand how starz can have 20 million(?) Subscribers and can’t get a show to do better than girls.

    Not excusing Magic City’s numbers (they are terrible) but for one, HBO is available in about 10 million more homes than Starz, so it should rate better than most things airing on Starz by default. Also Starz airs originals on Fridays versus HBO’s Sundays (Shows on Sundays almost always will rate better than shows airing on Fridays). Thirdly Starz is relatively new to the original shows game (they have only been airing scripted shows since 2009, while HBO was doing so for many years (decades?) before hand, which naturally gives HBO a leg up (it is can be easier to maintain a brand/ratings than it is to build them from the ground up).

  • verus

    Not surprised I think they prefer to push the Da Vinci show and the show about pirates is already renewed for season two before they aired it.

  • r0ckmypants

    Is everyone forgetting that Spartacus ran for 3.5 seasons?

    If people watch Starz’s shows, they will be renewed. Magic City never would have gotten a second season if Starz waited for the first season numbers to come in, but it was renewed ahead of the first season’s premiere. It never really found an audience, so it was canceled. End of story.

  • Kris

    i hope jeffrey dean morgan can do more episodes of Supernatural now.

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