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HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ After Just One Episode

Renewal Based on the Caliber Involved and Not the Debut Ratings

Despite just 764,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating for its two-hour series premiere, HBO has issued a second season renewal to period drama “Vinyl,” with an unspecified number of new episodes. From Mick Jagger, Martin Scorses, Rich Cohen and Terrence Winter, and focused on the 1970’s sex-and-drug filled music scene, “Vinyl” stars Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, P.J. Byrne, Juno Temple, Ato Essandoh, Brigitte Sorenson and Ray Romano.

Ten episodes were order for the first season.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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