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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Richie Finestra (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Maury Gold (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Scott Levitt (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Julie Silver (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Lester Grimes (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Kip Stevens (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Skip Fontaine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Clark Morelle (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Zak Yankovich (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Ingrid (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Jamie Vine (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Devon Finestra (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Cece (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Heather (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Penny (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Casper (10 episodes, 2016)
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 Marvin (9 episodes, 2016)
Thomas Gardner ...
 Nolan / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
Jack Doyle Smith ...
 Otto / ... (9 episodes, 2016)
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 Andrea Zito (8 episodes, 2016)
Bo Dietl ...
 Joe Corso (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Whorisky (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Hal Underwood (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Jenna Finestra (6 episodes, 2016)
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 Detective Renk (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Corrado Galasso (5 episodes, 2016)
Alex Bento ...
 Ronnie Finestra (5 episodes, 2016)
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 Tony Del Greco (5 episodes, 2016)
Dustin Payseur ...
 Duck / ... (5 episodes, 2016)
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Set in the early/mid-1970s, the life and times of a record executive, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale). His record company, American Century, has fallen on hard times and he is busy negotiating its sale to Polygram Records. We see how he started in the industry, the start of his company, its ups and downs, the casualties of his progress and what rock music means to him. Meanwhile, he is also an accessory to a murder. Written by grantss

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He didn't see the future. He heard it.

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Drama | Music

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14 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Bakelit  »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Was initially renewed for a second season after the pilot premiered. However, HBO reversed the decision two months after the finale aired. See more »

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A EIKI 16mm film projector is incorrectly used. Any fully trained projectionist would notice the error, that when projecting forwards, the take-up reel correctly rotates clockwise, however the supply reel incorrectly rotates anti-clockwise. Always when screening movies on a film projector, for all 8mm/9.5mm/16mm/35mm/70mm motion picture films that are not on platters, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate clockwise when projecting forwards, and on 8mm/9.5mm/16mm film projectors, the supply reel and the take-up reel rotate anti-clockwise when projecting the film in reverse. See more »

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sad so many people don't get it
11 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a real window on the music business. It is a business filled with evil no talent people who prey on artists, suck their blood, throw them away and move on. But this series shows how messed up and unhappy the "hit makers" really are, even after stealing the careers of others. If Frank Zappa was still alive he'd have been an executive producer as he knew full well what absolute--- can I swear?--- terrible people control the music business; how they use real violence to be on top.

I applaud HBO for taking this on. It hits on so many levels that whoever was the source researcher must be terrified. The delete business was a well known industry insider scam. Concerts? hahaha who took that dough? Chargebacks? How many glasses of top shelf were billed over and over to artists by cats that didn't drink?

this show is scary to many as was almost famous. The truth is leaking out as procol harum said in a souvenir of London. enjoy this show. says much about our society and be not surprised when justin beiber dies broke.


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