HBO has sentenced its kinky jailhouse drama Oz to death. The network has announced that the show's sixth season — slated to debut in early 2003 — will be its last. "Oz has been a landmark series for HBO, one that has had a tremendous impact on both subscribers and critics," said HBO's programming president Chris Albrecht. "We look forward to working with [executive producer] Tom Fontana again." Added Fontana: "With these final eight episodes of Oz, I will finish telling the story I originally set out to tell."