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A New York music executive in the 1970s hustles to make a career out of the city's diverse music scene.
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Series cast summary:
Bobby Cannavale ...  Richie Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
Paul Ben-Victor ...  Maury Gold 10 episodes, 2016
P.J. Byrne ...  Scott Levitt 10 episodes, 2016
Max Casella ...  Julie Silver 10 episodes, 2016
Ato Essandoh ...  Lester Grimes 10 episodes, 2016
James Jagger ...  Kip Stevens 10 episodes, 2016
J.C. MacKenzie ...  Skip Fontaine 10 episodes, 2016
Jack Quaid ...  Clark Morelle 10 episodes, 2016
Ray Romano ...  Zak Yankovich 10 episodes, 2016
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen ...  Ingrid 10 episodes, 2016
Juno Temple ...  Jamie Vine 10 episodes, 2016
Olivia Wilde ...  Devon Finestra 10 episodes, 2016
Susan Heyward ...  Cece 10 episodes, 2016
Emily Tremaine ...  Heather 10 episodes, 2016
MacKenzie Meehan ...  Penny 10 episodes, 2016
Griffin Newman ...  Casper 10 episodes, 2016
Ephraim Sykes ...  Marvin 9 episodes, 2016
Thomas Gardner Thomas Gardner ...  Nolan / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Jack Doyle Smith Jack Doyle Smith ...  Otto / ... 9 episodes, 2016
Annie Parisse ...  Andrea Zito 8 episodes, 2016
Bo Dietl ...  Joe Corso 6 episodes, 2016
Jason Cottle ...  Detective Whorisky 6 episodes, 2016
Jay Klaitz ...  Hal Underwood 6 episodes, 2016
Belle Smith Belle Smith ...  Jenna Finestra 6 episodes, 2016
Michael Drayer ...  Detective Renk 5 episodes, 2016
Armen Garo ...  Corrado Galasso 5 episodes, 2016
Alex Bento Alex Bento ...  Ronnie Finestra 5 episodes, 2016
Robert Funaro ...  Tony Del Greco 5 episodes, 2016
Dustin Payseur Dustin Payseur ...  Duck / ... 5 episodes, 2016
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Set in the early/mid-1970s, the life and times of a record executive, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale). His record company, American Century, has fallen on hard times and he is busy negotiating its sale to Polygram Records. We see how he started in the industry, the start of his company, its ups and downs, the casualties of his progress and what rock music means to him. Meanwhile, he is also an accessory to a murder. Written by grantss

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He didn't see the future. He heard it.

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English

Release Date:

14 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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$100,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Ray Romano landed the part of Zak because Martin Scorsese liked his audition tape, even though Scorsese had never heard of Romano before then or knew much about his hit TV show Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). See more »

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sad so many people don't get it
11 April 2016 | by prosper1See all my reviews

this is a real window on the music business. It is a business filled with evil no talent people who prey on artists, suck their blood, throw them away and move on. But this series shows how messed up and unhappy the "hit makers" really are, even after stealing the careers of others. If Frank Zappa was still alive he'd have been an executive producer as he knew full well what absolute--- can I swear?--- terrible people control the music business; how they use real violence to be on top.

I applaud HBO for taking this on. It hits on so many levels that whoever was the source researcher must be terrified. The delete business was a well known industry insider scam. Concerts? hahaha who took that dough? Chargebacks? How many glasses of top shelf were billed over and over to artists by cats that didn't drink?

this show is scary to many as was almost famous. The truth is leaking out as procol harum said in a souvenir of London. enjoy this show. says much about our society and be not surprised when justin beiber dies broke.


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