After debuting big on Sept. 19, "Boardwalk Empire" is already set for season two.
HBO announced Tuesday that it has renewed the show set in Prohibition-era Atlantic City for a second year. "All the ingredients aligned for this one," said Michael Lombardo, the network's president of programming. "The response from the media and our viewers has been nothing short of amazing."
The premiere, which was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Steve Buscemi, drew 4.8 million viewers during the 9 p.m. slot and was the network's largest premiere since "Deadwood" debuted on March 21, 2004. "Boardwalk Empire" was watched by a combined 7.1 million viewers for Sunday night after factoring additional plays, according to HBO.
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