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."