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Starz orders second season of 'Black Sails'

Starz orders second season of 'Black Sails'

NEW YORK, July 27 (UPI) -- A second season of "Black Sails" has been ordered ahead of the pirate drama's Season 1 premiere, America's Starz network announced Friday.
Starz orders 'Outlander' series

Starz orders 'Outlander' series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Starz says it will begin shooting "Outlander," a drama series based on Diana Gabaldon's books, in Scotland this fall.
Starz orders drama series from rapper 50 Cent

Starz orders drama series from rapper 50 Cent

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered a New York-set drama series called "Power" from rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and writer-producer Courtney Kemp Agboh.
Piers Morgan producing 'Fleet Street' drama series

Piers Morgan producing 'Fleet Street' drama series

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Television personality Piers Morgan is producing a drama series set in the world of 1970s British tabloid journalism, Starz and Lionsgate announced.
Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

Starz orders Season 2 of 'Da Vinci's Demons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered a second season of its Italian Renaissance-set series "Da Vinci's Demons," starring Tom Riley as artist-inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.
Starz wrapping up 'Spartacus' saga

Starz wrapping up 'Spartacus' saga

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Starz says "War of the Damned," the upcoming third season of "Spartacus," will be the last.
Bay producing pirate drama for Starz

Bay producing pirate drama for Starz

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered an eight-episode pirate adventure series to be produced by Hollywood filmmaker Michael Bay.
'Magic City' renewed before premiere

'Magic City' renewed before premiere

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Starz says it has ordered a second season of "Magic City" before Mitch Glazer's 1950s Miami Beach-set drama debuts next month.
Starz to air 'Marco Polo' series

Starz to air 'Marco Polo' series

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Starz said Friday it plans to air a new drama series about the adventures of 13th century explorer Marco Polo.

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U.S. bottled message found in Portugal

ADAMS BASIN, N.Y., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A New York state 10-year-old whose bottled message was thrown into the Gulf Stream in March says he has word it had been found 2,589 miles away in Portugal.

Starz inks deal with 'Spartacus' creator

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Starz said Friday it has signed "Spartacus" co-creator and show-runner Steven S. DeKnight to an exclusive two-year overall deal.

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Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

Starz renews 'Boss' before Season 1 airs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Starz Entertainment says it has ordered a 10-episode second season of "Boss," its new drama starring Kelsey Grammer as a fictional Chicago mayor.

Starz ends contract talks with Netflix

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Starz says it has ended talks to renew its contract with DVD rental giant Netflix.

Liam McIntyre cast as Spartacus

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Australian film and TV actor Liam McIntyre has been hired to replace ailing "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" star Andy Whitfield, Starz said.

Second season of 'Spartacus' ordered

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. cable network Starz says it has ordered a second season of its epic gladiator series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

Starz sells off animation studio

BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Starz Media says it reached an agreement to sell its animation studio Film Roman to a group of investors led by former Film Roman President Scott D. Greenberg.

HBO chief Albrecht departs after arrest

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Chris Albrecht has left the cable network after his weekend arrest in Las Vegas, parent Time Warner Inc. said Wednesday.

HBO's Albrecht takes leave after assault

LAS VEGAS, May 8 (UPI) -- The chairman and chief executive of the U.S. premium cable network HBO took a leave of absence Tuesday to seek alcohol counseling, the executive said.

HBO chairman booked for assault

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Home Box Office chief Chris Albrecht faces charges he assaulted his girlfriend in Las Vegas.

'Sopranos' leaving on high note

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New York-based HBO is getting ready for life after "The Sopranos," which begins its final season next month.

HBO's CEO keeps lips sealed on 'Sopranos'

PASADENA, Calif., July 13 (UPI) -- The head of Home Box Office announced that there likely will be another season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" but refused to reveal the secret behind "The Sopranos."

Comic Dane Cook signs with HBO

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Hot young comedian Dane Cook has signed a long-term contract with HBO that includes a series as well as special projects.

'Carnivale' fans besiege HBO with pleas

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Fans of the canceled HBO drama "Carnivale" are besieging the premium cable channel with pleas to reverse the decision.
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