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HBO Renews ‘Vinyl’ After One Episode

Less than a week after its premiere, HBO has renewed drama Vinyl for a second season. Created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, the show is “a ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business of the early 1970s at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop,” according to HBO.

Vinyl kicked off its ten-episode first season Feb. 14 with a two-hour pilot directed by Scorsese. Starring Bobby Cannavale as a record label president trying to save his company and his soul while rekindling his love of music, the first season also stars Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano and Ato Essandoh, among others.

Bands portrayed in the series include Led Zeppelin and the New York Dolls, while Jagger's son James fronts the fictional punk outfit the Nasty Bits.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.