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'Luck' Cancelled

After 3rd Horse Death

3/14/2012 4:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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4:30 PM PT:  The crew was assembled for a meeting where they were just told the show is cancelled.  They are pissed because production was supposed to last another 8 months and they were just told they will not be getting any severance.

4:20 PM PT
: We've just spoken with on-set sources, who tell us the crew has not been told their show was cancelled.  They're learning it from TMZ.

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HBO
has cancelled "Luck" after the latest horse death.

As TMZ reported, yesterday a third horse died during production of the show, and HBO just made the drastic decision to lower the boom.

HBO released a statement that reads in part, "While we maintained the highest safety standards possible, accidents unfortunately happen and it is impossible to guarantee they won't in the future."

The statement goes on ... "We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horse racing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures."

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1.

Swins    

Very Unlucky

922 days ago
2.

Frankthepotatoman    

Horses like apples but will eat potatoes if the mood catches them.

922 days ago
3.

Craig    

SOB! I like this show!

922 days ago
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LB Nerfherder    

I'm glad they canceled the show, but even in that little statement you can tell they're shirking responsibilities. They cancelled the show because they can't guarantee that accidents won't happen.

922 days ago
5.

LAguy    

The type of accidents that happened during the production happen on and around race tracks all the time, even more often. The only difference is they are not part of show. HBO had no choice to cancel only because the American public is too hyper sensitive about animals.

922 days ago
6.

gutsygirl    

Next...ban horseracing!!

922 days ago
7.

Jillian    

It should be cancelled. 3 horses dead? Something went horribly wrong. Show was no good anyway.

922 days ago
8.

alex    

Filming with animals is an iffy business- The animals have no idea that they have to perform a certain way- I would imagine Michael Mann and David Milch demanded extreme shots, and that is part of why these equine died.

922 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

thank god , i was very upset so many good actors on the show could have been heroes and took a stand against it and it would have had a positive impact on their career now they just look like sheep

922 days ago
10.

Fozzie    

I think HBO sees what a clunker Lucky is. It didn't catch on with viewers. Cut their losses early and keep Peta off their backs. Smart move.

922 days ago
11.

Kiko    

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I LOOOVE that show!!!!!!

Damn it....

922 days ago
12.

hi    

Rename it "bad luck"

922 days ago
13.

campy    

Sucks for DH but HBO didn't have any business doing that show seeing as how the animal handlers didn't know what the hell they were doing.

922 days ago
14.

John    

Mr. Ed's revenge.

922 days ago
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John    

Good to know HBS does give a horses ass about horses. Mr. Ed is in shock.

922 days ago
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