Great news for "Boardwalk Empire" fans, and we know who we are: HBO just handed it a third season. From the release:
Following resounding critical approval for the series’ second-season debut on Sept. 25, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “Following a triumphant first season, I was eager to see what Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese and the rest of their stellar team had in store, and they continue to surpass our highest expectations,” said Lombardo. “The response from the media and our viewers has been extremely gratifying.”
The pay cabler added that "Empire" has an average weekly gross audience of over 10 million viewers.