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[11/24/03 - 12:00 AM]
Hbo, Producers Nix Second Season of 'K Street'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- In a mutual decision, HBO and producer Section Eight have decided against renewing the drama/reality hybrid "K Street" for a second season.

The series had averaged roughly 2.2 million viewers for its 10-week run, a disappointing figure even by HBO's liberal standards. Nevertheless the key issue is widely believed to be the availability of executive producers Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney. Both had originally signed on for a somewhat limited involvement in the series however each wound up becoming so engrossed that Soderbergh directed and Clooney served as cinematographer for each episode.

Scheduling conflicts would have prevented both men from returning for a second go around any time soon. Regardless both Clooney and Soderbergh reportedly found the experience to be quite enjoyable and plan to reunite with HBO for another "limited run" project some time in the future. The duo hope to shoot the still-to-be-determined project in the same way, that is with a mix of actors and real people in a docu-reality style, but set in a different venue.

In addition to Clooney and Soderbergh, James Carville and Mark Sennet also served as executive producers on the series.





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