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BOARDWALK EMPIRE: HBO Renews TV Show for 5th Season, Oct. Episode List

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Boardwalk Empire Renewed for Season 5 and October Episode List. This recent HBO news answers the question of whether or not the premium television network would renew the drama television show. A list of the October 2013 episodes of Boardwalk Empire has also been released.

The official press release for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 October 2013 episode titles, air dates, and plot synopsis:

HBO RENEWS EMMY®-WINNING DRAMA SERIES

BOARDWALK EMPIRE FOR FIFTH SEASON

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2013 – Following the hit series’ fourth-season debut on Sept. 8, HBO has renewed BOARDWALK EMPIRE for a fifth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“Thanks to Terry Winter, Martin Scorsese, Tim Van Patten, Howard Korder and their stellar team, BOARDWALK EMPIRE remains in a class by itself,” said Lombardo. “I look forward to another electrifying season of this impeccably crafted series.”

From Terence Winter, Emmy®-winning writer of “The Sopranos” and Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is set in the 1920s during Prohibition, and chronicles the life and times of Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.

Among the early critical raves for the new season of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, New York’s Daily News declared that the series “remains must-see television drama,” while People called it “terrific” and a “gripping spectacle.” The Chicago Tribune hailed the show’s “achingly good performances,” and Variety termed it “one of TV’s most compelling dramas.”

BOARDWALK EMPIRE continues to be one of HBO’s most-watched original programs, with an average gross audience of 7.5 million viewers this season.

The series recently received five Emmy® Awards, the most of any series in the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards competition, including Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Bobby Cannavale); Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.

In 2012, the show received four Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten). In 2011, the series led all programming with eight Emmy® Awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Martin Scorsese). In Jan. 2011, BOARDWALK EMPIRE received two Golden Globe Awards, for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Steve Buscemi).

For more on the series, visit Facebook.com/BoardwalkEmpire and Twitter @BoardwalkEmpire #BoardwalkEmpire.

Season four credits: Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder; co-executive producers, Eugene Kelly and Eric Overmyer; consulting producer, Dennis Lehane; producers, Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.

The official press release for Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 October 2013 episode titles, air dates, and plot synopsis:

BOARDWALK EMPIRE

OCT. EPISODES

Episode #41: “Erlkönig”

Debut: SUNDAY, OCT. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 6 (11:00 p.m.), 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (9:00 p.m.) and 12 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 7 (9:00 p.m.), 11 (1:15 a.m.), 13 (4:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:00 p.m.)

Nucky (Steve Buscemi) heads to Philadelphia to deal with the fallout from Willie’s (Ben Rosenfield) liquor fiasco. Eddie Kessler (Anthony Laciura) is detained by Agent Knox (Brian Geraghty), who uses physical and psychological tactics to elicit information about Nucky’s organization. A desperate Gillian (Gretchen Mol) turns to an unexpected source to score a fix, and is rebuffed in her attempt to reunite with Tommy (Brady Noon). In Cicero, Van Alden (Michael Shannon) is recruited by the Capones to pay an election-day visit to factory workers who are opposed to the Capones’ candidate of choice.

Written by Howard Korder; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Episode #42: “The North Star”

Debut: SUNDAY, OCT. 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 13 (11:00 p.m.), 15 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m.) and 19 (1:35 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 14 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (11:50 p.m.) and 20 (1:15 p.m.)

After a cautious reunion with Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) in New York City, Nucky heads to Tampa to work out details of his land deal with Bill McCoy (Pearce Bunting) and reconnects with Sally Wheet (Patricia Arquette). Richard Harrow (Jack Huston) returns to Atlantic City and makes a confession to an ailing Paul Sagorsky (Mark Borkowsky), who encourages him to get over the past and return to Julia (Wrenn Schmidt) and Tommy. Having lost J. Edgar Hoover’s (Eric Ladin) confidence, Agent Knox finds a new way to gain Eli’s (Shea Whigham) trust. Meyer Lansky (Anatol Yusef) decides to go it alone on the Tampa land deal when Lucky Luciano (Vincent Piazza) gets spooked by Vincenzo Petrucelli (Vincenzo Amato), an investor with ties to Joe Masseria (Ivo Nandi) in New York. Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) takes out his frustrations on Daughter Maitland (Margot Bingham).

Written by Eric Overmyer and Howard Korder; directed by Allen Coulter.

Episode #43: “William Wilson”

Debut: SUNDAY, OCT. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 20 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (10:00 p.m.) 25 (9:00 p.m.) and 26 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 21 (9:00 p.m.), 25 (12:05 a.m.) and 27 (3:50 p.m.), and Nov. 7 (8:00 p.m.)

Eli confronts Nucky after Willie makes an unpopular decision. Margaret has a surprise encounter at her job on Wall Street. Joe Masseria orders Lucky Luciano to return to Tampa and deal with Vincenzo Petrucelli. Gillian goes cold turkey with Roy Phillips’ (Ron Livingston) help. Still seething over his brother’s death, Al Capone (Stephen Graham) tries to get Johnny Torrio (Greg Antonacci) to turn on rival gangster Dean O’Banion (Arron Shiver). As the relationship between Chalky and Daughter Maitland deepens, Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright) exerts his control over Dunn Purnsley (Erik LaRay Harvey) and the Northside.

Written by David Matthews and Terence Winter; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

Episode #44: “The Old Ship of Zion”

Debut: SUNDAY, OCT. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 27 (11:00 p.m.), 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (10:00 p.m.), and Nov. 1 (9:00 p.m.) and 2 (12:30 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Oct. 28 (9:00 p.m.) and Nov. 1 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (3:45 p.m.) and 7 (9:00 p.m.)

Nucky’s shipment from Florida arrives with some unexpected cargo. Eli is backed into a corner when Agent Knox uncovers new dirt on the Thompsons. After talking things over with Nucky, Willie reconsiders his recent life choices. Chalky throws down the gauntlet to Valentin Narcisse, upholding his leadership on the Northside.

Written by Cristine Chambers and Howard Korder; directed by Tim Van Patten.

For more on the series, visit Facebook.com/BoardwalkEmpire and Twitter @BoardwalkEmpire #BoardwalkEmpire.

Created by Terence Winter, BOARDWALK EMPIRE is executive produced by Terence Winter, Martin Scorsese, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Tim Van Patten and Howard Korder; co-executive producers, Eugene Kelly and Eric Overmyer; consulting producer, Dennis Lehane; producers, Joseph Iberti and Rick Yorn.

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