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DEUCE, THE [UPDATED]
Air Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#06/106) "Why Me?"
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Episode #6: "Why Me?"

Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

An end-of-the-year crackdown by police in and around The Deuce sparks Vincent (James Franco) and Bobby (Chris Bauer). Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) tries to persuade Harvey (David Krumholtz), her adult-film director, that she can do more than act. Rudy (Michael Rispoli) witnesses a pivotal lower-court ruling on obscenity, and enlists Frankie (James Franco) and Big Mike (Mustafa Shakir) to protect his interests in the peeps. Alston (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) tries to convince Sandra (Natalie Paul) that he's not just a "source."

Story by Richard Price and Marc Henry Johnson; teleplay by Marc Henry Johnson; directed by Roxann Dawson.

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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