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DEUCE, THE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Sunday, October 08, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#05/105) "What Kind of Bad?"
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Episode #5: "What Kind of Bad?"

Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Looking for a way out of his construction gig, Bobby (Chris Bauer) tries to change Vincent's (James Franco) mind about Rudy's (Michael Rispoli) offer. Darlene (Dominique Fishback) returns from a trip home with a new girl, disappointing Abby (Margarita Levieva). Roughed up by a john, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) contemplates a change of careers. After getting busted, Paul (Chris Coy) explores the underbelly, and the exhilaration, of gay life in the city. With an assist from Alston (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.), Sandra (Natalie Paul) scores a key interview with a pimp.

Story by Richard Price; teleplay by Will Ralston & Chris Yakaitis; directed by Uta Briesewitz.

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DEUCE, THE (HBO)
Returns Sunday, September 9
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2018) THE DEUCE: Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon and starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this drama series follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s, exploring the rough-and-tumble world at the pioneering moments of what would become the billion-dollar American sex industry. George Pelecanos, David Simon, James Franco and Nina K. Noble executive produce. The show has been renewed for a second season.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amber Skye Noyes as Ellen
· Chris Bauer as Bobby Dwyer
· Chris Coy as Paul Hendrickson
· Daniel Sauli as Tommy Longo
· Dominique Fishback as Darlene
· Gbenga Akinnagbe as Larry Brown
· James Franco as Frankie/Vincent Martino
· Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. as Chris Alston
· Maggie Gyllenhaal as Eileen "Candy" Merrell
· Margarita Levieva as Abigail "Abby" Parker
· Michael Rispoli as Rudy Pipilo
· Mustafa Shakir as Big Mike
· Natalie Paul as Sandra Washington
· Ralph Macchio as Haddix
· Sepideh Moafi as Loretta
· Will Chase
· Zoe Kazan
CREW INFORMATION:
· David Simon as CRTR/EP
· George Pelecanos as CRTR/EP
· James Franco as EP
· Maggie Gyllenhaal as PROD
· Marc Henry Johnson as PROD
· Michelle MacLaren as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Nina K. Noble as EP
· Richard Price as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blown Deadline Productions