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The Doctor Is In: HBO Renews ‘In Treatment’

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HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ has been renewed for a second season, and it will join ABC’s ‘Ugly Betty’ in moving the set to New York to take advantage of new tax credits, according to a news release today from HBO.

Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest will reprise their roles in the critically acclaimed series about a psychiatrist and his patients. Byrne plays Dr. Paul Weston and Wiest portrays Dr. Gina Toll, Paul’s therapist.

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In April, New York’s governor signed into law a bill that tripled the amount of the state’s film tax credit, giving TV and film production companies a 35% refundable tax credit as an incentive for filming in the state. ABC immediately took New York upon the offer and decided to relocate ‘Ugly Betty,’ which is set in New York, to Manhattan for its third season.

HBO has hired Warren Leight to run the show. Creator and director Rodrigo Garcia will serve as an executive producer in charge of post-production. The series will maintain its half-hour, nightly stripped format.

Update: A spokeswoman for HBO says that no decisions have yet been made about the show’s format. In its first season, it was on five nights a week, with multiple replays of each episode. That may not be the case going forward.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez


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