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HBO's 'Show Me a Hero' goes down to 'The Wire' in flavor, urban angst

HBO's 'Show Me a Hero' goes down to 'The Wire' in flavor, urban angst

"The Wire" was never a big hit when it first aired on HBO. But since it ended its five-season run in 2008, the series, which explored the urban and governmental battles surrounding the drug scene in Baltimore,  has won widespread acclaim from viewers who watched it on DVD. Many Hollywood insiders have declared it one of the best series of the modern TV era. David Simon, a former journalist who was the key creative force behind "The Wire," is returning to HBO with a miniseries that has much of the flavor of "The Wire" and is likely to win critical accolades. "Show Me a Hero" is a six-part miniseries that takes a hard-edged look at the furor...

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