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[08/13/03 - 12:00 AM]
HBO Drops Bochco's 'Marriage'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- Pay channel HBO has scrapped its upcoming Steven Bochco drama series "Marriage."

An HBO spokesman confirmed the news yesterday saying executives had "serious reservations" about the show's format, which takes place entirely in a married couple's (played by Jonathan Cake and Julianne Nicholson) bedroom area. Production was set to begin shortly on the series for a 2004 start date. After reading the first batch of scripts however, executives grew concerned if such a confined, almost gimmicky setting could really sustain a series.

Rather than try and rework the show, HBO decided to part ways with the series entirely, allowing Bochco to shop the Michael Apted-directed pilot to other networks. Bocho created and executive produced the series along with Alison Cross ("Philly").





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