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HBO seals the deal with Boardwalk Empire

Krystal Clark is a Los Angeles based entertainment writer who loves all things sci-fi, comic book and fantasy. When she's not consuming other worldly genres, she likes to soak up classic cinema. Krystal has a real soft spot for Frank Cap...

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Boardwalk Empire is still the apple of HBO's eye. There's more of the gangster drama in the network's future. They've confirmed that your favorite criminals will be back for another season.

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HBO is hanging on to a good thing. The network has confirmed what most of us already suspected: Boardwalk Empire is sticking around. The period drama, which is currently in its third season, has been renewed for a fourth.

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In an official press release, Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, broke the news.

"Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their outstanding team continue to produce a stunning show that never fails to surprise and entertain,” said Lombardo. “We are excited to bring this unique series back for a fourth season.”

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Boardwalk Empire returned for its third season on Sept. 16. The episode earned an impressive 7.2 million viewers, with additional telecasts, On Demand and DVRs. That's quite a feat considering the fallout from last season's finale. Viewers weren't too happy after the death of a certain fan favorite. But people are sticking with the show. They want to see how it all plays out.

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Season 2 scored big at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards with five wins. They included Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten); Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series (tie with Game of Thrones); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.

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We would expect nothing but greatness from a show produced by Winter, Scorsese and Mark Wahlberg. Bring on the drama!

Will you stick around for Boardwalk Empire Season 4?

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