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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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31.

carlitos    

they should just hire sarah jessica parker to play the horses

920 days ago
32.

V    

Anyone who thinks this show was worth a damn to begin with needs to get their head checked. Slow as hell and completely uninteresting. Too bad 3 horses had to die for no reason at all. Glad HBO recognized total failure as soon as they did.

920 days ago
33.

Cidne    

So sorry about the horses, but the show sucked anyway. HBO needs to find some good original shows. I am not even watching Boardwalk Empire next season since they made the tragic mistake of killing off a popular character. So to the crew and cast of Luck....good luck as you move on.

920 days ago
34.

A.L. Hern    

It looks as though HBO bet its money on the wrong horse.

A few bad breaks like this fifty years ago, and there also would have been no "Mr Ed."

920 days ago
35.

N..    

Not a moment to soon. 3 horses had to die to prove what a horrible idea this was from the beginning.

920 days ago
36.

Who Knew    

Can we ban that horse Khloe Kartrashian and her sister as well.

920 days ago
37.

missy    

GOOD! It's disgusting 3 horses are dead.

920 days ago
38.

JDUB412    

Would they have canceled this show if the ratings were higher?

920 days ago
39.

I am Spartacus    

The show never interested me anyway, but "Life's Too Short" is f***ing hysterical!!!! However, it sucks that their show had to be cancelled because of this. I'm sure they were safe with the way they treated the animals but stuff happens.

920 days ago
40.

Max    

I was enjoying it so far. Some good acting and interesting plot lines. The four guys that won the Pick 6 were really growing on me. Dennis Farina is always awesome too.

920 days ago
41.

Pudding Tang    

I'm rubber, you're glue...... SCOOBY DOO

920 days ago
42.

whatevs    

Good.

920 days ago
43.

Dan Koz    

Shame on HBO for bowing down to these PETA idiots. So is PETA going to help out the cast and crew who now are out of a job? No, of course not. They care about horses more than humans.

Im so disappointed that HBO decided to cancel the show. They had no reason to cancel. Its not network TV that relies on ads to support them. They rely on the PEOPLE who buy HBO. Well, I guess i can cancel my subscription now. It was so much better when HBO actually had balls

920 days ago
44.

Missy    

GOOD! Disgusting those 3 horses are dead. I saw recently how Hollywood is trying not to use live animals. But, as someone else wrote, this happens all the time in horse racing & dog racing. How many Derbys have ended with a dead horse ? Or their reward after they don't make $ for owners is sold for their meat? It's a cruel industry. Hope people think of that before buying a ticket.

920 days ago
45.

patty    

i'm sorry - it's just me and you will probably call me an idiot but i would have quit after 3 horses were killed, - obviously there was a huge problem w/ this production

920 days ago
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