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"The Borgias," the Showtime historical drama created by Neil Jordan and starring Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI, was not a big breakout hit for the premium network, which canceled the series in the midst of its third season in June, making the season finale the de facto series finale. But the show does have its fans, ones who were willing to pitch in to hire a plane to fly over the Television Critics Association summer press tour last month with a banner saying "D Nevins: Sho fans you care -- save The Borgias." Showtime president David Nevins was not terribly moved by the display, joking "I feel bad about the money that's being spent" before explaining "We looked hard at doing a two-hour finale for 'The Borgias' and the economics of it just didn't make sense. We didn't move forward, and it came to a good stopping »


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