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DEUCE, THE
Air Date: Sunday, November 04, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:10 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#17/209-70) "Inside the Pretend"
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Episode #17 (season 2, episode 9): "Inside the Pretend" (season finale)

Debut date: SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT)

As "Red Hot" premieres, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), Harvey (David Krumholtz) and Frankie (James Franco) get caught between competing investors. Vincent (James Franco) and Abby (Margarita Levieva) must deal with an unexpected loss. Lori (Emily Meade) is afraid to go to LA without C.C.'s (Gary Carr) permission. Paul (Chris Coy) turns to a familiar source to help finance Tod's (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) dream. Darlene (Dominique Fishback) comes clean. Goldman (Luke Kirby) and Alston's (Lawrence Gilliard, Jr.) plan for cleaning up Times Square hits a roadblock.

Written by David Simon; directed by Minkie Spiro.

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DEUCE, THE (HBO)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's third - and final) on 9/20/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, October 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, Nina K. Noble and James Franco executive produce. The show has been renewed for a third and final season. The second season concludes Nov. 4.
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