January 20, 2012 2:32pm PT by Michael O'Connell
'Treme' Season 3 Premiere Moving to Fall 2012
Conspicuously absent from HBO's spring schedule announcement, Treme is now set to return later in the year.
A network rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the third season of the New Orleans drama will premiere at an unspecified date in the fall.
Previously, Treme made its debuts in April (last year after Game of Thrones), concluding its seasons in a post-True Blood time slot.
Co-creator David Simon, who previously helmed The Wire, seemed nonchalant about the move when speaking to The Times-Picayune.
“It just doesn’t matter,” he said. “I don’t pull an audience no matter when they put me on.”
At the start of the current season in November, Simon had also expressed to the Louisiana paper that he expected the series to conclude after its 4th season. (HBO has not commented on the plan.)
"It doesn’t matter when they put us on,” Simon told the Times-Picayune. “I just want to have it be there for re-watch, for download and for DVDs. That’s where people found The Wire. Nobody watched The Wire when it was on the air. Nobody watched it on Sunday nights. People come to it when they come to it."
Treme's second season opened to 605,000 viewers.