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HBO delays the next season of Treme until the fall

Noticeably absent from HBO’s recent spring premiere dates announcement was any mention of Treme, the plucky little David Simon show about Hurricane Katrina survivors that continues to weather its own storm of viewer indifference. And today Dave Walker at New Orleans’ Times-Picayune confirms what most had inferred by that omission: HBO has bumped the show’s third-season premiere to a date yet to be determined in the fall. As HitFix’s Alan Sepinwall notes, the show can’t air in the summer—because, like your wife, that’s when HBO gets obsessed with True Blood—which leaves the fall and a potential pairing with Boardwalk Empire. Although, with Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom also expected to debut then, it’s also possible that Treme may become the rare HBO original series not to air on its specially designated Sunday night. But as is always the case, those of us among the low-rated show’s fans will just be grateful that the network continues to air it at all.

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