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HBO Sets Return Dates for 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Treme'

The third seasons of both dramas will premiere in September.

Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire"

HBO has scheduled the return dates for Boardwalk Empire and Treme.

The third seasons of the dramas, starring Steve Buscemi and Wendell Pierce, respectively, will launch in September.

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Boardwalk's third season -- its first without co-star Michael Pitt, whose character was whacked in the Season 2 finale -- will bow its 12-episode run at 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

The 10-episode third year of Treme, from The Wire creator David Simon, will launch the following week, at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.

They'll replace True Blood and The Newsroom, which will have wrapped their respective seasons.

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