24 September 2012 12:16 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Treme," "The Wire" creator David Simon's ode to a New Orleans in recovery after Hurricane Katrina, premiered last night to the bittersweet news that HBO was renewing the series for one more abbreviated season. According to HitFix, the length of the season, which will be the show's fourth, has yet to be determined. Simon told the site: HBO has offered us a lump sum to budget a conclusion to "Tremé," and we are trying to figure out how to stretch that amount in the best possible way. Right now, we are tentatively looking at anywhere between four and six hours of programming, depending on a variety of things. It's half a loaf, but it represents a sincere effort by Mike Lombardo and Richard Plepler to end the narrative properly. We'll do the best we can with the story arcs and try to conclude "Tremé" in a resonant way. While »

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