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Showtime Renews The Borgias for Season 2

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Late Night, Cable, Showtime, Ratings, Renewals,

The Borgias, Showtime

Only five episodes of The Borgias have aired so far, but Showtime has renewed the series for a second season.

The show is currently averaging 1.1 million viewers every week, big numbers for Showtime. The Borgias revolves around the scandalous family of the same name, led by Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons).

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Review: The Borgias Premiere on Showtime

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Showtime, Gossip,

The Borgias - Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo BorgiaShowtime’s answer to the gap left by The Tudors debuted on Sunday night. The Borgias, touted by the cable channel as “the original crime family,” enjoyed a 100-minute premiere episode that packed in about as much corruption, sex and murder as any one show can handle.

Jeremy Irons is Spanish-born Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, but after some clever scheming we were soon calling him Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare Borgia (Francios Arnaud) is an unwilling cleric but able co-plotter, though his relationship with sister Lucrezia (Holliday Grainger) is incredibly suspect. Younger brother Juan (David Oakes) very much enjoys his soldier role, one that’s coveted by older brother Cesare… who seems far more skilled toward this end than toward his religious duties.

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