Type
Scripted
Premiered
Apr. 06, 2012
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Starz TV Network
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Magic City

Centers on Miami mobsters and other characters from Miami Beach in the late 1950s. “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?” Ike Evans risks everything in a life and death battle to rid his Miramar Playa Hotel of the mob and Ben “The Butcher” Diamond.

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'Magic City' Canceled By Starz After Two Seasons
Starz has canceled its original drama 'Magic City' after two seasons. The season two finale, which will air Friday, will also serve as the series finale. Starz has stated "The season’s story arc will allow us to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the series, and we thank all the fans who checked in to the Miramar Playa."

9 years ago
argyle_gray
newbie
7 years ago
I was raised at the Fontainebleau practically because my parents had a cabana there forever during my teenage years up until I went to college at UCB. I was best friends with the daughter of the owners whose husband was the person running the hotel gambling for ML etc that owned the house Danny Huston allegedly lived in. In other words we knew the whole story about the wife and the affair she had with the Eden Rocs owner, thus the wing that was put up that blocked the sun at the eden rocs pool in the afternoon. Obviously I went to Beach High and my close friend was the deceased son of the Mufson<I loved Magic City and it brought up many wonderful memories of my teenage years at Beach High and the two major hotels and all the affairs that went on. Beach High during the late fifties and early sixties. I am sad the show was not renewed but there is no accounting for their bad taste. I will be attending my 50th high school reunion at Beach High in November. Although I moved to Beverly Hills and became an attorney in LA nothing can compare to the great fun and friends from those days . So thank you Mitch Glazer. Ps I am a few years older than u so u see u picked my time to give a view of the era. How about something on food and 8th street in Miami and the incredible cuban food or about Wolfies Deli on 17th and Collins where Jackie Gleason went every night after his show and eat and drink. As a cheerleader from Beach High I went there with girlfriends everyone hung out after the games. But I missed Steve Mufson the most whose parents owned the Eden Roc he was the only boyfriend I had from that time as you could never trust the other guys regardless of status and money ,at all! Thanks for MC again. PS. While attending law school in LA the subject on property and who has or owns the right to light to light /sun came up and the prevailing case law on the subject came up . After much intellectual discussion on the subject , as i frequently got bored in class, and i raised my hand and explained to the class that property issues had nothing to do with the discussion as it was plain and simple revenge by the Fontainebleau owner for his wife having an affair with the owner of the Eden Roc. So of course I was able to end the discussion in a perfect Miami Beach way!. Beach High
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justsayin
newbie
7 years ago
Put some adults in charge! I looked online to try and find out why one of the best shows on any network had not reappeared, to my GREAT disappointment I find it has been cancelled. Not smart at all.
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perfectone1
newbie
8 years ago
I'm very disappointed. the only reason I pay big money for stars is to see magic city. I will be forever cancelling my subscription especially since stars is a big rip off on all there other shows. I hope they go out of business for such crap decisions.
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vanessa_clay
newbie
8 years ago
This was my favorite show Why, Why, would you cancelled it & I know you got GOOD RATINGS Just Saying WHY.
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sugargrannbaby
regular
8 years ago
I was really looking forward for the new season i am really disappointed Magic City and the White Queen were my favorite shows. I don't think i"ll be watching any more series on Starz.
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jolene_kail
newbie
8 years ago
Please return with a 3rd. season of Magic City. This show keeps you anxious for the next episode. A wonderful cast of actors. Another great series cancelled. Maybe I need to consider cancelling my Starz and add another movie station instead to my lineup. Between, Magic City, Boss and The White Queen all being cancelled it doesn't leave much to watch that is realistic. DISAPPOIMTED!!!!!!
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dag23
newbie
8 years ago
Why is it, when you get something really, really good. Something that is the best of the best with real adults, stories, emotions, the whole package do you (Starz) come along and ditch it??? Learn to see what you have and reinstate it. We weren't loud, mouthy adoring fans, we were appreciative for a style and acting that We deserve. Rethink it, you'll thank me in 2014!!
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windfields
pro
8 years ago
Wow! Another great series canceled, love the music soundtrack.
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woodstock60
newbie
8 years ago
I'm very upset this show was cancelled. I agree with the other comments.
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lglasscock
newbie
8 years ago
Why is it the TV "gurus" cancel all the best shows. shows with intelligence!
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skippie
newbie
8 years ago
what a great series and then it is cancelled?
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rosie1225
newbie
8 years ago
What a fantastic show! The acting, set decorations, plots, fashions and of course the cars were all so well thought out. I had seen the first season and then watched it on DVD when my family came to visit. Got them hooked and by that time I had watched it 3 times. Starz made a big mistake cancelling this show. Maybe they should have cancelled their advertising department because they certainly didn't do a great job in promoting such a wonderful show. Maybe someone at HBO will have the insight to pick up this great series. In the meantime, I will be watching HBO and Boardwalk Empire. Sorry Starz!
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deaconbluez
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8 years ago
STARZ may not miss my money but I will use it for something else. Best series in years, got us hooked, then this BS!!! Nothing else on Starz worth the time or $$.
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nancyphillips
newbie
8 years ago
Stupid stupid stupid. One of the best shows out there and it's over that quick? What's the matter with you stupid starz???
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alphad
newbie
9 years ago
I am so disappointed with the STARZ network! Last year it cancelled one of my favorite shows, "Boss", after only two seasons, with a lot of story lines hanging, and no satisfying conclusion. And now "Magic City"? How can they say that the story arc reached a satisfying conclusion??? You've got to be kidding! I was so looking forward to see what was going to happen with Ike, Ben, and all my other favorite characters! Please reconsider, or at least let another network take over the series, like you should have done with "Boss"!
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rachro
newbie
9 years ago
This is an outrage!! Magic City was a great show! Loved the story line and the actors were wonderful! We watched for both seasons and looked forward to it every week. we couldn't wait for the return of the second season! There was enough storyline to continue for several more seasons. Again, this is terrible and we are very upset. It's a damn shame that a good show like this was cancelled and a lot of crap has been renewed. Well we will be cancelling our subscription to Starz because there isn't anything else worth watching. Hopefully another network will pick it up!!
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sbraendle
newbie
9 years ago
Why when a well written and well acted series appears is it cancelled? When the bachelor and honey boo boo stays on the air and a great show gets cancelled it tells you something about the American intellect doesn't it? I won't be watching Starz shows again both Magic City and Boss should never have been cancelled. I don't want to start another series again only to have it can called. Shame on you.
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songstress365
newbie
9 years ago
Goodbye Starz for this decision to cancel Magic City. Only reason I subscribed to Starz was to view this show. Hope another network has the intelligence to pick it up. We are all waiting to hear if this will happen. There are so many more episodes the writers could make after the season finale. It was left wide open. Please please please, HBO or some other network please pick up this series.
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songstress365
newbie
9 years ago
Cannot believe that this show is cancelled. For once there is a show that is so thrilling and exciting and Starz is cancelling. What a disgrace. These characters are so cleverly cast and the storyline is terrific. I am so disappointed along with many people I know who absolutely love this series.. Magic City is the best show on STARZ, and I'm sorry Starz but you got this one wrong..BIG mistake!!! STARZ will go downhill for this decision. I will not describe to it any longer.
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dancerme
newbie
9 years ago
Well there goes Friday night. I am so disappointed that this show is cancelled. I hope another network picks it up.
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amc353
newbie
9 years ago
This just really irks me. This was such an entertaining show and I couldn't wait each week to watch it and I always wished it was on for more weeks than it was. Season 2 ended leaving the story line wide open for Season 4, 5, 6, etc. . There is absolutely no reason for me to stay with Starz now that Magic City is gone. The rest of the shows are nothing compared to this. Who makes these rediculous decisions. Do they ever once think about asking the audience? AMC
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kirkiles
newbie
9 years ago
It was a very good show. Why did they cancel it??? All of my friends are fans.
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stellah
newbie
9 years ago
I see we are classified as "newbies" on here. I am about to be an Xbie on here LOL. No reason for STARZ without MAGIC CITY
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stellah
newbie
9 years ago
Send you comments to :::::: For Programme enquiries: production@mushroomtv.co.uk I think that site is more likely to see the comments. SEND THEM NOW AND CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO STARZ
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stellah
newbie
9 years ago
TO ALL OF YOU WHO POSTED...... CANCEL STARZ. THERE IS NOTHING THERE WORTH WATCHING . CANCEL IT NOW
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stellah
newbie
9 years ago
I got cable < Starz> just for this show. Its fantastic!!!! this show is a winner!!! and big mistake for STARZ. I am cancelling STARZ today. as your programming is nothing without Magic City... this was a show we all looked forward to seeing each. week. I would walk into a restaurant etc. and People were chatting about Magic City. What are you thinking? You have nothing else on STARZ. Maybe we should all write to HBO and they can pick that show up.
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cinnuendo
newbie
9 years ago
This show is SUPERB!! Please let another network have it if you can't see how great this will become! ... To me, this was approaching the "Sopranos"... Who makes these awful decisions..? Myself and a host of friends are extremely disappointed with Starz's decision and, for the life of us, can't understand why. Last year, AMC cancelled The Killing - another great show. Thank God that they brought it back. Ahhh come on... don't do it!!
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boldmother
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9 years ago
I AM PISSED!!!
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boldmother
newbie
9 years ago
Starzz has just ruined my Friday nights too! They made a big mistake by cancelling the BEST show on TV. I thought that Starzz was a smart syndicate! That's what I get for thinking...i guess! This show had it all...I agree with this: This show was well written with an excellent cast; minor characters and guest stars were all stand-outs. It successfully conveyed the spirit of the era as it related to Castro and the Cuban Revolution, the Kennedy era, the assault of Rock & Roll on popular culture, the complexities of the Jewish mobster element, all underscored by the determination of the lead character to achieve his version of the American Dream, even if it means making compromises with the devil. The show was incredibly nuanced with insights at every level. How can you cancel a show that counterpoints the Faustian dilemma while simultaneously introducing "bollita" gambling? Bring it back! BRING IT BACK!!!
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tarynk
newbie
9 years ago
omg just ruined my friday nites,loved that series I am very upset plz bring back or let another network pick this show up Loved it!!!
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glenwillow
newbie
9 years ago
I am so upset that Magic City is cancelled. Great actors and exciting storylines! I think it just didn't get enough publicity. All my friends that I turned on to it love it! Bring it back
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pebbles01
newbie
9 years ago
I can't believe Starz has cancelled "Magic City". It was one of the best shows on television (if not the best). I usually don't watch a series but I could not wait until Friday to watch the next "intense" episode. Shame on you Starz!!!!! You have two very disappointed viewers (my husband loved the show too). Please bring it back.
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rinlo
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9 years ago
Well, I'm really pretty pissed about the news of the show being cancelled. I looked forward to watching Ike and Ben on Friday nights... Thanks Starz for blowing it!!!
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flagirl808
newbie
9 years ago
How can you drop a great show like Magic City? The action and the story is unbelievable. It is better then Boardwalk. We are all hoping that another network picks it up because it is a great story. The actors are great and we never wanted an episode to end. We are saying good-bye to Starz network. After dropping yet another good show. Starz should be cancelled.
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rross88900
newbie
9 years ago
First Starz dropped "Boss" after two seasons, a great great show and I was hoping some network would pick it up but no one did. Now I was hook on "Magic City" for two seasons and they cancel that, Well Starz I think I'll cancel you before you cancel me!
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vicsw
newbie
9 years ago
Why don't period dramas of the late 50's-early 60's stick (think also of Vegas, and back in the day "Crime Story"); with "Vegas", it had more viewers than 'Scandal" ; and forget about that Friday night problem - hasn't hurt "Blue Bloods"
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tph47
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9 years ago
This show was well written with an excellent cast; minor characters and guest stars were all stand-outs. It successfully conveyed the spirit of the era as it related to Castro and the Cuban Revolution, the Kennedy era, the assault of Rock & Roll on popular culture, the complexities of the Jewish mobster element, all underscored by the determination of the lead character to achieve his version of the American Dream, even if it means making compromises with the devil. The show was incredibly nuanced with insights at every level. How can you cancel a show that counterpoints the Faustian dilemma while simultaneously introducing "bollita" gambling? Bring it back!
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rbambace52
newbie
9 years ago
We watch this Fabulous show week after week and more and more people are involved in watching and it ends this is an Outrage;One of the best shows on National TV the Producer is not going to produce anymore of these Fantastic Episodes. This is Truly an Out Rage.......Starz is at the bottom of My and Many of Our Friends viewing now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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justmesd64
newbie
9 years ago
Well I just can't believe they cancelled another Good Show, just when it was getting good. I am so sick of these networks letting you get vested in their shows and then let them go. I am so done with starz, I hope someone else picks up this show okay TNT
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