July 09, 2012 10:20am PT by Lesley Goldberg
HBO Sets Return Dates for 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Treme'
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.
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.