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AMC Renews Halt and Catch Fire for Season 2

AMC's Fire isn't going out any time soon.

The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed tech drama Halt and Catch Fire for a second season, which will premiere next summer.

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Can Halt and Catch Fire Reboot AMC's Drama Slate?

If you tune in to AMC Sunday night at 10/9c, you'll find a period piece starring a handsome, well-dressed man who, despite having the confidence and silver tongue to sell almost anything, is running from his complicated past. And no, we're not talking about Mad Men or Don Draper.

The show in question is Halt and Catch Fire, a drama set in the "Silicon Prairie" of Dallas, Texas in 1983 that tells the story of the race to build the best personal computer.  And while the surface comparisons to Mad Men may be incidental, it's no surprise that AMC would be looking to recapture some of that show's magic as the network prepares to reboot itself after saying goodbye to its cornerstone property next year.

Where does AMC go from here?

"More than anything, we talk about doing what got us to the dance," AMC president Charlie Collier told TVGuide.com back in January while speaking of upcoming projects, including Halt and Catch Fire. Added Executive Vice President of Original Programming Joel Stillerman: "Shows that just a handful of networks in the business would even entertain are much more the bread and butter of what we're doing. The game is to be eclectic by design and look for the great visionaries who we can empower to do their passion projects and big original ideas."

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AMC Announces Premiere for Halt and Catch Fire

AMC's upcoming computer pioneering drama Halt and Catch Fire will premiere Sunday, June 1 at 10/9c, TVGuide.com has learned.

The 10-episode series follows an unlikely trio, played by Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy and Mackenzie Davis, as they try and revolutionize the idea of the personal computer. Set in the early 1980s, former IBM executive Joe McMillan (Pace) enlists an engineer Gordon Clark (McNairy) and the volatile prodigy Cameron Howe (Davis) in the hopes of forcing his company Cardiff Electric into the personal computer race.

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Year Title Description
2014 Halt and Catch Fire TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 Southland: Reckoning
Season 5, Episode 10
Episode, Writer
2007 K-Ville TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2004 The District: Family Values
Season 4, Episode 17
Episode, Writer
2003 The District: Sacrifices
Season 3, Episode 13
Episode, Writer

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AMC Orders Two New Dramas Starring Jamie Bell and Pushing Daisies' Lee Pace

AMC has ordered two new dramas starring Pushing Daisies alum Lee Pace and Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell, the network announced at Friday's Television Critics Association's fall TV previews.

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Southland Star and Executive Producer on the Finale and Possible Next Season

For its entire five-season run on both NBC and TNT, the ratings-challenged Southland has struggled to stay alive. And after a heart-pounding and catastrophic finale on April 17 that drew a mediocre 1.8 million viewers, the gritty police drama is again facing cancellation. The day after the airing of what could be their final episode, which culminated in out-of-control John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) getting shot down by fellow officers, executive producer Jonathan Lisco and Cudlitz looked back — and ahead... read more

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