'Magic City' Canceled by Starz After Two Seasons

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August 5th, 2013

Magic City Danny Huston

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.”

  • Anthony M

    I am fairly certain their new show The White Queen is going to suck big time.

  • Scottso

    How damn unfortunate. I have a small group of family and friends who look forward to this show every week. My grandparents were guests at the hotel years ago. I will not continue to watch STARZZ if they keep canceling shows without completing story lines. Whats the sense?

  • Evelyn

    Wow.Why is this great show being cancelled. ? Boss is gone. Too bad.

  • catocony

    Do you guys really plunk down $12 a month or whatever the Starz package costs, just to watch a couple of series? I pay for Starz for all of the movies, just like I do for HBO/Cinemax and Showtime/TMC. Maybe I’m just showing my middle age-ness, but I still view the premiums as movie channels first and foremost. I enjoy the original series quite a bit, but they’re still a very secondary reason to keep the package. Even though shows like “Dexter” “Boardwalk Empire” are my two favorite TV shows.

    As for the rest, the early HBO series weren’t that great. The early Showtime series were pretty bad. Besides “Spartacus”, which was definitely an acquired taste for a small yet extremely vocal fan base, all of Starz’ series have been pretty questionable. I liked Magic City, and will watch the last episode in about an hour. But I’m not despondent that it’s not coming back.

    As to the Friday premier, as Bill would say, for the premiums, it doesn’t really matter about a single instance rating. It’s about how many people watch it at all, over all media, and how it impacts subscriber recruitment and retention. I don’t really know why they premier their shows on Friday nights, but it doesn’t really matter.

  • tomsman

    First – For some odd reason, I don’t recall hearing about his show until now. Great marketing…
    Second – STARZ is no longer allowed in this home after the way they utterly destroyed TORCHWOOD. Destroyed.

  • r0ckmypants

    @tomsman – Miracle Day was co-produced by the BBC. Are they banned from your house too?

    @Cheryl – Spartacus wasn’t canceled; the creators ended it. There’s only so much you can do with a show like that which always has an end in sight.

  • Joe C

    Don’t let Magic City die. Best show on television. Starz spent all this money on sets but horrible PR. Starz you should be ashamed at yourself as a company. You will also be sorry when you see how far this show goes elsewhere. Sad to hear of the horrible speed bump. Keep your heads up Magic City cast,writers, and everyone involved. Some things have a funny way of working themselfs out.

  • Joyce

    Good-bye starz! This is one of the few shows with an incredible cast, direction, plot, and historical significance. It also happened to be the star of my Friday night #howtoloseacostumer

  • Nathan

    First they cancel Boss (my favorite show in YEARS) and now this? If it wasn’t all part of one big package, I’d cancel my Starz subscription

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