Third season gets the greenlight!

Showtime brought us three seasons of this strong television drama, featuring large weekly doses of Jason Isaacs! Find articles, reviews, and viewer comments about Brotherhood--and add your own!

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Third season gets the greenlight!

Post by Gillian » Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:28 pm

From The Hollywood Reporter ...

Showtime has ordered a third season of the critically praised series "Brotherhood."

The premium cable network has ordered eight more episodes of the gritty political/crime drama starring Jason Isaacs, Jason Clarke and Annabeth Gish.

" 'Brotherhood' is one of our shining hours at Showtime -- a drama series that is among the highest-quality shows offered anywhere on television," Showtime's entertainment president Robert Greenblatt said. "And we're proud to keep it firmly in our portfolio."

Despite its strong critical acclaim, which includes a 2007 Peabody Award, "Brotherhood" wasn't a slam-dunk for renewal because of its modest ratings.

However, the drama showed growth airing behind Showtime's breakout ratings hit "Dexter" in the fall. The Showtime record-setting Nov. 18 episode of "Dexter" lifted "Brotherhood" to 651,000 viewers at 10 p.m. and another 110,00 at midnight -- the series' largest audience ever.


Additionally, "Brotherhood" is well liked within CBS Corp. In an effort to get more exposure for the series, an edited version of its premiere episode aired on CBS in 2006.

"Brotherhood" is exec produced by series creator Blake Masters, Henry Bromell and Elizabeth Guber Stephen. The show will continue to shoot on location in Providence, R.I.

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:19 pm

Only 8??? Well, I'm really thrilled about the news.

Thanks Gillian!

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Post by kjshd05 » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:00 pm

WWWWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHOOOOOO

THANX SO MUCH GILLIAN

WWWWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHOOOOOO

OK, ONLY 8 Episodes...OK, I won't complain..

WWWWWWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOO

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Post by catloveyes » Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:09 pm

OMG....I AM SO HAPPY, THAT I AM CRYING WITH JOY!!!!! :woot :woot

Hugs,
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Post by Hilary the Touched » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:01 pm

Brilliant find, Gillian!!

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Post by RaveGyrl » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:28 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, , I can't wait to see the aftermath of that last scene.

It's probably only 8 because the strike cut into the production schedule, and things may be looking up because the striking writers will resume talks tomorrow.

Hopefully they can come to some agreement and us viewers can get our shows back.

8 is better than none. More Michael Caffee...YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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renewed!

Post by malfoygrandma » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:26 am

:oops: Thanks so much for posting this great news! 8 is certainly short, but I will take what they give me.

A nuke.gif also, Amazon just now notified me that the videos of the second season are now available for preorder, will be sent out Feb. 2, which I think is just fabulous too...... WOW! A GOOD DAY FOR OLD LADIES!

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:40 am

A good day, Madam, for persons of any age! :D

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:48 pm

Yay! :D

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Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:08 pm

http://www.projo.com/lifebeat/content/l ... c0026.html

an article from the Providence Journal, Mr Blake talks about the filming schedule, happy 2B back in Providence, and has ideas for the characters, but is not writing anything...

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Post by Gillian » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:33 pm

Thanks, Kim. Glad to see him thinking ahead.

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Post by Orkine » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:24 am

It's a good news :D

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:58 pm

Also pre-ordered. First 11, then 10, now 8. Guess I shouldn't complain. But will the writers say more with less? Prolly not.

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Post by kjshd05 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:11 pm

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/con ... 9903d19917

an interesting article, explaining how BH almost wasn't renewed, to
make room for new pilots now coming out...We all thought the WGA Strike was holding BH back, I think it actually helped it to return...

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Post by Helen8 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:17 pm

Brotherhood scored its best ratings this year, so . . . the logical conclusion is . . . to consider canceling it. :roll:

Where in hell do these people get their degrees? online? back pages of magazines? mail order catalogs? boxtop give-aways?

Just so frustrating.

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