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  •  CBS bought SHO and changed the way pay cable work (1+ / 0-)
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    Trix

    s.  HBO pulled the plug quickly on John From Cincinnati(which I adored the concept of, although not all of the execution)... because that's what pay cable does now.  CBS made SHO more competitive, so HBO won't leave a mediocre performer on, looking at total views.

    Also Starz is now a player with Spartacus.  Look for pay cable shows to get more graphic, raunchy and edgy.

    See True Blood, Dexter, S:Gods of the Arena and Shameless.

    Shameless is one of the biggest performers on cable.  It has insane staying power.  More people watched the 3rd ep than 1st.

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