Showtime Renews 'The Borgias'

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Showtime has picked up a second season of period drama The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons, the network said Monday.

Ten new episodes will begin production this summer, for a 2012 debut.

Its premiere on April 3 was the best for a Showtime drama series in seven years, averaging 1.06 million viewers in its 9 p.m. debut.

The pilot tallied 3.71 million cumulative viewers across multiple platforms during its premiere week.

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