'Spartacus': Starz explains decision to end the series

"Spartacus" has been, by far, the most-watched original series Starz has put on the air in the past few years, so the decision to end it after the coming season came as something of a surprise.But, Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht says, both the network and the show's producers agreed that it would be better to end it now rather than drag it out."I joined Starz when we were editing the first season of the show, and when I saw the end of the first season, I thought, Uh oh, they just exited the franchise -- which was the ludus and the 'Upstairs/Downstairs' aspect of the show -- and now they are in the movie," Albrecht told reporters Thursday (Aug. 2) at the TCA press tour. "I think the producers and those of us at Starz were always well aware that this was going to be a very different show once the rebels were...



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