ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

David Milch kills 'Deadwood' to go surfing with 'John from Cincinnati'

Sure, "Deadwood" wasn't the hit for HBO that "The Sopranos," "Sex and the City" and "Six Feet Under" were. But it performed solidly, and critics were gaga for David Milch's hyper-literate Western, starring television's most demonically poetic pimp Al Swearengen. It's too bad that Milch decided to end the series after just four seasons in order to work on "John from Cincinatti," a hyper-enigmatic surfing drama that lasted just one season, having dumbfounded even the staunchest Milch fan. "Deadwood" fans are still cursing over the loss. HBO
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