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The real story behind HBO's cancellation of 'Luck'

HBO has run out of -- and out on -- "Luck ." On Wednesday, the pay cable network, along with executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann , announced an abrupt end to the Dustin Hoffman -starring drama, following news that three horses had died during production.Whether it was the threat of continued negative press, or that no one could guarantee another horse would not perish during the run of the series, the surprising and quick decision to pull the plug has caused many in the media to theorize as to why.HBO cancels Luck after three horses die during productionWhen a third horse died Tuesday during filming for the second episode of the second season, HBO quickly announced that all use of horses on the show would be suspended indefinitely. (Two other horses died last year during the filming of the first season.) But within the next 24 hours, after an investigation into further safety precautions had taken place, HBO and producers decided to kill the show outright, saying that they...

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