Good news for "Deadwood" Fans:
HBO Saddles Up Deadwood Season Four
January 6, 2006
HBO is nearing a deal with Deadwood creator-executive producer David Milch to lock up the western for another go-round, several months before the third season hits the air, reports Variety.
Production, in fact, is still under way on season three's 12-episode batch, which is slated to premiere in June.
The premiere had originally been scheduled for March, but was pushed back to make room for the new dramedy Big Love, about a polygamist, played by Bill Paxton, and his wives.
HBO executives are hoping to give "Love" a boost by pairing it with the network's strongest lead-in: the hotly anticipated sixth season bow of The Sopranos.