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Wire Saved!

Thanks to several readers for sending me the news that The Wire will be renewed. Good work, HBO! The debut will be in early 2006, and the series will apparently "expand its focus to include a look at the role of the educational system in an urban environment." One also assumes that Councilman Carcetti's run for mayor will play a role, at just the same time as real-world Maryland politics heats up with elections for Senate and Governor.

March 18, 2005 | Permalink


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Now if we can just climb the higher hill of keeping Arrested Development on the air...

Posted by: Petey | Mar 18, 2005 10:00:46 AM

And maybe Stringer Bell will turn out to have been Jesus, and after 3 days He will rise from the grave to rule over Baltimore real estate and development for all eternity.

Stringer Bell. He died for our sins.

Posted by: Petey | Mar 18, 2005 10:04:29 AM

Probably as appropriate a place as any to make a public request for Deadwood commentary.
It's better than Red River!

Posted by: theCoach | Mar 18, 2005 10:08:30 AM


Posted by: Kriston | Mar 18, 2005 10:46:34 AM

And now it's time to press the academy to recognize the awesome ensemble performance and fantastically written series. Four more seasons!

Posted by: Kriston | Mar 18, 2005 10:47:59 AM

Woo hoo! Very exciting news. I also want to see them concentrate on the politics of the mayoral race with Carcettia and Gray while Baltimore and Maryland are going through the actual campaign season of races for Governor and Senate. Should be intense! (You can see "Stringer Bell" (Idris Elba) on an HBO movie about the Rwandan massacres called Sometimes in April this weekend.)

Though I have to say, I don't get Arrested Development. Alias is the only show I'm really addicted to, but The Wire is the the best show on television.

Posted by: MadProfessah | Mar 18, 2005 11:08:21 AM

HBO bows to the awesome power of Matt Yglesias and his readers!

(Well...you should take credit for it, even if you weren't responsible for the decision to renew.)

Great news, in any case.

Posted by: Tom Hilton | Mar 18, 2005 11:50:34 AM

"the role of the educational system in an urban environment" Corrupt teachers on the take?

Posted by: Arnold | Mar 18, 2005 5:13:24 PM


Sorry, couldn't resist.

Posted by: Matt_C | Mar 19, 2005 1:35:35 AM

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