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Keep listening: The Wire takes the fifth

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 13th 2006 11:32AM

The Wire

Numerous sources are reporting that HBO has decided to give The Wire a fifth and final season. The fourth season, which premiered this past Sunday, was met with great reviews from critics everywhere. However, as most expected, the ratings for the opening episode weren't so hot. No dates have been set for when the fifth season will begin shooting but it is known that the running theme for the season will be how the mass media affects all aspects of the Baltimore streets. Personally, I think this is fantastic news. It's great that HBO recognizes what this show means to the fans and now we'll get a final season to wrap it up properly. Too bad HBO wasn't willing to extend the same courtesy to Deadwood.

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This "IS" one of the best shows on t.v right now...you have your shady politicians,drugs,sex,gangsters,money it just goes on and on. what more could you ask for? i hope there is a fifth season. James,

September 17 2006 at 8:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is beyond awesome. I guess The Wire's budget is a fraction of Deadwood's, since Deadwood got about double the viewers The Wire has.

Deadwood's cancellation was a huge dissappointment, but there's still The Sopranos, Rome and Curb Your Enthusiasm to look forward to.

September 13 2006 at 2:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really, really, really hope this is true. I love the show, and the first episode of season 4 proved that it's still the best show on TV.

September 13 2006 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good news. But this is the best show on television. It should live beyond five seasons.

September 13 2006 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

awesome news if true.the wire is one of the best tv shows ever imo.

September 13 2006 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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