After watching Episode 12 of Boardwalk Empire's 2nd season, I thought it ended the story and there would be no Season 3. My husband and I are not happy with the direction things headed and quite upset at the unexpected departure of a character we considered to be crucial to the show. Was he getting more attention than the "star" wanted him to have? I doubt we'll watch Season 3.
So Boardwalk Empire gets renewed to continue for another season but Big Love gets forced into series finally. Where's the Love.
Cancelled and Renewed Shows 2011: HBO renews Boardwalk Empire for season three
[...] season three renewal order for Boardwalk Empire comes on the verge of episode 15, called A Dangerous Maid, an episode that featured great scenes and moments, showing that first season can be topped [...]