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DEUCE, THE
Air Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#19/302) "Morta di Fame"
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Season 3, Episode 2: "Morta di Fame"

Debut date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT)

Frankie (Franco) takes his amateur porn business to the next level and ends up in a confrontation with Rudy (Michael Rispoli), who pushes Vincent (Franco) to up his profits. Candy (Gyllenhaal) brainstorms a new film based on the experiences of her fellow sex workers and finds that her new beau Hank (Corey Stoll) is not shaken by her past. Abby (Levieva) and Loretta (Moafi) take care of Shay (Kim Director) when she shows up to the Hi-Hat in bad shape. Lori (Meade) is advised to be more compliant after she dares to stand up for herself on set. Alston (Gilliard) is tasked with finding the mysterious owner of a prime piece of Midtown real estate. With the future of his businesses up in the air, Paul (Chris Coy) worries about his partner Todd's (Aaron Dean Eisenberg) health.

Written by Carl Capotorto; Directed by Susanna White

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DEUCE, THE (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2019)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's current season will be its last
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, August 2019) The 80s are in full swing as the critically acclaimed drama series THE DEUCE brings its story to a close when it returns for its eight-episode, third and final season, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, the story resumes its chronicle of the rise of pornography and the multibillion-dollar industry's transformation of American culture seven years after the culmination of the second season. The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms. Season three of THE DEUCE brings us into the world of 1985, just as VHS overtakes film as the primary medium for porn production and distribution. The lure of the California sunshine, the city's aggressive takeover of commercial sex properties in Times Square and the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic mark the end of an era. With the party of the 1970s winding down, 42nd Street has deteriorated into a hive of uncontrolled violent crime and seedy video stores, making urban renewal seem more unlikely than ever before. Following the interconnected lives of Times Square's barkeeps, prostitutes, pimps, police, mobsters, porn actors and producers, the eight-episode third season of THE DEUCE brings the series' arc to a dramatic conclusion. Created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, both veterans of the HBO series "The Wire" and "Treme," THE DEUCE is executive produced by Pelecanos, Simon, Nina K. Noble and James Franco. The drama series stars James Franco (Golden Globe winner for "The Disaster Artist") as both Vincent Martino - who, in season three, finds himself tired, wary and in search of a way out - and his twin Frankie Martino, a seemingly changed man, who is married with children and who continues to flirt with self-destruction; and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Golden Globe nominee for season one and Critic's Choice nominee for season two of the series) as Candy, a director struggling to maintain her artistic integrity in an industry that is quickly devolving.
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