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Cinemax Cancels ‘The Knick’

Two Seasons - and 20 Episodes - Aired in Total

Cinemax has opted against a third season of drama “The Knick.” “After a critically acclaimed two-season run of “The Knick” on Cinemax, we will not be going forward with additional episodes of the series,” said Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming. “Despite our pride in and affection for the series, as well as our respect for and gratitude towards Steven Soderbergh and his team, we have decided to return Cinemax to its original primetime series fare of high-octane action dramas, many of which will be internationally co-produced.”

Debuting on August 8, 2014, “The Knick” was set at the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City in 1900, and focused on the innovative surgeons, nurses and staff who struggled against the limitations of current medical understanding and practice, in effort to minimize morbidity and mortality. It starred Clive Owen as Dr. John W. “Thack” Thackery. Twenty episodes in total aired, with the now series finale on Dec. 18, 2015.

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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