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Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 8:40 PM

Thanks for posting the reviews!
Has anyone heard anything about season 3? When do they start filming? What actors will be back?

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Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 9:40 PM

I haven't heard anything about filming or even what this year storyline will be, but on my yahoo list they are saying that the show won't be back until April 04.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 3:28 PM

April '04? Well, if they keep showing reruns then I should survive... And if it is April then it'll also be earlier than last year, which started in June, I think.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 11:46 PM

I'm not sure that April '04 can be right. It's a Sunday night show, and there's no way they would put it on only a month into the new Sopranos season.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 12:04 AM

It's just a rumour I head floating around. It could be wrong because I always thought The Wire came after SFU.

Edited by Puds38, Jan 5, 2004 @ 12:04 AM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:52 AM

I think the current seasons of Sex & the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm are set to wrap up around April, so that would seem to be a logical point for The Wire to get started.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 11:14 AM

I read a while back that HBO was going to air the new episodes Six Feet Under and The Wire back-to-back during the summer. Not sure of the veracity but considering that The Wire has traditionally been a summer series, and that HBO will need an established high profile show as a lead-in (such as SFU) I could see the schedule going that way.

Edited by michelec, Jan 5, 2004 @ 11:17 AM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 11:28 AM

I read a while back that HBO was going to air the new episodes Six Feet Under and The Wire back-to-back during the summer. Not sure of the veracity but considering that The Wire has traditionally been a summer series, and that HBO will need an established high profile show as a lead-in (such as SFU) I could see the schedule going that way.


Hey maybe we can have a crossover. Wasn't Avon using a funeral home as part of the drug operation.

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Posted Jan 7, 2004 @ 9:29 PM

Due to the dearth of "Wire" info, thought I'd post this article on the Dominic West/McNutty, from the Dec. '03 DETAILS:

Dominic West: On his 34th birthday, the Wire star waxes nostalgic
about his days as a regular in a girls-only saloon. (By Mickey Rapkin)

Every year on his birthday, Dominic West visits a cemetary to reflect
on the past 12 months. This year, on his 34th, an overpriced hotel
bar on Central park South will have to do. Besides, he's got more
pressing concerns tonight. "Think I'll get a sympathy shag?" he asks.
West admits to weathering a bit of a dry spell these days. But come
December he'll be rolling around with Julia Roberts in Mona Lisa
Smile, a sort of Dead Poets Society with estrogen. He plays a
professor of Italian at 1950s Wellesley who's on intimate terms with
the student body, Maggie Gyllenhaal among them. And while research
for the HBO series The Wire requires him to ride shotgun with
Baltimore's finest, preparation for Mona Lisa found him anchoring a
bar stool at Molly's Pub, the Wellesley campus speakeasy whose t-
shirts read, "Every Night is Ladies' Night."
"Molly's is an incredible place," West says, "particularly because I
was the only guy in there." Which is lucky for him, since
between "murdering pints" there wasn't much for this Eton-educated
part-time expat to do. "The men all have f*cking irrelevant parts,"
he says. "It's a chick flick."
But a chick flick starring Julia Roberts, who, he reports, is "a very
f*cking big star" and "a shit dancer." "She also elevates your game
because she's so good," he says. "You just realize how much you can
learn from her."
Roberts is equally enamored. "We knew we had to have him," she
says. "Believe me, I'd be doing something else right now if I didn't
have great affection for Dominic. His days of 'Who is that guy?' are
numbered."
West isn't so sure of that, and frankly, he doesn't much care, as
long as the work is steady enough to fund his misadventures. This
is, after all, a guy who as a teenager spent a night in a Mexican
jail for craching a local Club Med. He also trekked the 450-mile
Camino de Santiago across northern Spain and did Design for Living on
Broadway a few years back just to spend time with his mates in New
York. (The four-month Manhattan holiday did come at a cost, namely
having to make out with Alan Cumming eight times a week.) And after
an exhausting shoot for The Wire, he'd rather sit on a beach with his
5-year-old daughter than cram in a film that might hoist his
profile. Which makes him Colin Farrell with a conscience.
Polishing off a towering $15 mojito, the birthday boy does his best
to pretend he's actually skulking among the tombstones. "I'm at a
brilliant stage of my career," he says. "I'm about to do a film with
Julianne Moore. I get nice lilttle boosts where a cop will say, 'I
love your show, man!' And I can look like a tit skating in
Rockefeller Center without being recognized."

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 2:27 PM

This was an aside in a Sopranos related CNN article today:

In other announcements, HBO said 12 new episodes of its Baltimore-based crime series "The Wire" will begin airing in late summer.

So..there you have it.

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Posted Jan 9, 2004 @ 5:39 PM

Somewhere online I thought I read that author Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River") either scripted or will script subsequent episodes of the show.

Not too shabby . . .

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Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 2:30 PM

RianD's thoughts confirmed. Lehane and other mystery writers tapped for Season 3.

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Posted Jan 12, 2004 @ 8:03 PM

Great news and slightly spoilerish for those who wish to remain spoiler free. Thanks for the link.

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Posted Jan 15, 2004 @ 5:35 PM

Another award show nominations announced--SAGs--and no recognition for the show. What, don't SAG-ers get HBO; after "6 Feet Under," they just call it a night!? Ugh.
Well, there goes my last chance this award season to see any of the Wire guys all well-coiffed and in suits out on the town . . .

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Posted Jan 15, 2004 @ 6:15 PM

Thefutoncritic.com has ranked "Port in a Storm" as Number 16, and "All Prologue" as Number 9, on its annual list of the fifty best episodes of 2003.

Edited by derviatvt, Jan 16, 2004 @ 11:40 PM.


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Posted Jan 22, 2004 @ 1:51 PM

McNutty & crew on DVD! Yay!

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Posted Jan 22, 2004 @ 4:47 PM

That's the best news I've seen all day! The Wire AND Freaks and Geeks on DVD in the same month. Better start saving now.

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Posted Jan 22, 2004 @ 5:40 PM

Awesome (now I just have to buy a DVD player)! Pretty bizarre about HBO dragging their feet on Six Feet Under though, considering that's supposedly one of their "marquee shows."

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Posted Jan 22, 2004 @ 11:39 PM

I see it as being typical HBO. SFU doesn't return until June 04, I wouldn't expect to see them released until March/April. If they did I would be pleasantly surprised.

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Posted Jan 23, 2004 @ 10:47 PM

I wonder what type of extras will be on the DVD--commentary? Behind-the-Scene featurettes? A tour of Baltimore? Or (pretty please!) deleted scenes?
HBO doesn't even list it in their store yet, so there's no way to tell~

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Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 2:36 PM

<delurks>

McNutty & crew on DVD! Yay!

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! Yay! Fiiiiiiinallyyyyyy, yeah [/early '90s soundtrack for happy dance]

In other announcements, HBO said 12 new episodes of its Baltimore-based crime series "The Wire" will begin airing in late summer.

What might "late summer" mean?...as in, like, later than June? as in, like, we'll have to wait 'til...July? August?

Well, there goes my last chance this award season to see any of the Wire guys all well-coiffed and in suits out on the town . . .

Award noms are such a disappointment. I feel you, RianD. Sighage.

<relurks>

Edited by supri, Jan 24, 2004 @ 2:37 PM.


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Posted Jan 26, 2004 @ 10:56 PM

"What McNulty Did on Summer Vacation" . . . or rather, I guess, "Winter Vacation."

Posted on a Julianne Moore fansite are pics of Dominic West's new film w/ her, "The Forgotten." The site has really annoying pop up ads--and I mean really annoying--but good pics of Dominic and Julianne.
Nothing can warm up a cold winter's night like shots of Mr. West in jeans. Yum. Certainly better than Jimmy's marine patrol uniform~

"The Forgotten" Pics"

Edited by RianD, Jan 26, 2004 @ 10:57 PM.


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Posted Jan 28, 2004 @ 10:18 PM

With the way season 2 ended, we can pretty much guess that Avon, Stringer and Company will be the target again. Which means that maybe, hopefully I will get my long awaited beatdown of Bodie and Poot. Killing my Wallace, bastards.
Maybe Sydnor will be back.

Edited by VeronicaNC, Jan 28, 2004 @ 10:24 PM.


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Posted Feb 2, 2004 @ 1:36 AM

Saw Bodie on a Hershey's commercial. He likes the Almond.
And the Dirty Deputy Ops had one line in Manhunter.
And David Simon's book was the best true crime I've ever read.
Man, do I miss this show.

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Posted Feb 2, 2004 @ 1:43 AM

For those who have this feature available, THE WIRE is listed ON DEMAND so you can get your Omar fix anytime you need it.

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Posted Feb 5, 2004 @ 7:00 PM

God I'm desperate for Wire news. Have they even started filming the new season yet?

I think tonight's repeat is when Jimmy goes "deep" undercover at the brothel, w/ his bad brit accent. Funny, when you think Dominic is a Brit himself-

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Posted Feb 5, 2004 @ 7:09 PM

Man, I'm so P.O'd! I switched from cable to Dish Network and just found out we don't get HBO Zone!!!! So no more late Tues/Thurs Wire fix! Oh well, I need my sleep... Omar, Omar, Omar... zzzzzzzzzz

Just popping in to say how much The Wire RAWKS!!!!

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Posted Feb 6, 2004 @ 11:21 PM

From the promos for next week's "Law & Order" (Wednesday, 2/11/04, 10 p.m. ET/PT), it looks like Lance Reddick will appear in this episode.

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Posted Feb 11, 2004 @ 10:18 PM

Delaney Williams will appear on the next "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on Sunday, 2/15/04 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Posted Feb 13, 2004 @ 1:34 PM

Some bad news:

Robert F. Colesberry Jr., a New York-based film and television producer and co-creator of the current HBO urban drama "The Wire," has died. He was 57.

Colesberry died Monday in a New York City hospital of complications from heart surgery.

Colesberry, who often appeared in cameos in his films, played a recurring role as the hapless Baltimore detective Ray Cole on "The Wire," which debuted in 2001.

He also made his directorial debut on "The Wire," directing the last episode of the second season. He was scheduled to direct the opening episode of the coming season.