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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)
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 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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Trivia

Once it was decided to be developed as a TV show, Terence Winter wrote the pilot but his idea was to hand over the show to George Mastras because he was busy with Boardwalk Empire (2010). The show took so long to be made that Winter ended up running it because "Boardwalk Empire" finished on its own. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.13 (2016) See more »

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Time went by without even knowing!
15 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Firstly, the premier is 2 hours long but from the beginning til the end it did not feel that way due to how captivating the show was and will continue to be. I have never written a review, but I wanted to be the first to write this specifically on behalf of this unbelievably interesting, funny, dramatic and overall awesome show. It is not just for music lovers but for anyone who can recognise and appreciate great entertainment. And if you never had any interests towards the 1970's culture and its music, you certainly will after watching this.

Also any fan of Scorsese's or Winter's work will not be disappointed, that is a guarantee.


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