(9/2003 - 3/2005)
Airs: 9pm/8pm (c), Sundays (HBO)
The Complete First Season (12/7/2004) [Buy It]
The Complete Second Season (7/18/2006) [Buy It]
1934. The Dust Bowl. The last great age of magic. In a time of titanic sandstorms, drought and pestilence - all signs of God's fury and harbingers of the Apocalypse - the final conflict between good and evil is about to begin. The battle will take place in the Heartland of an empire called America. And when it is over, man will forever trade away wonder for reason.
CARNIVĀLE follows a traveling carnival as it wends its way across the Dust Bowl, focusing on a mysterious young fugitive with hidden talents who is taken in by the carnival, and on the charismatic, shadowy evangelist who will ultimately cross his path. (Description from the HBO.com website.)
"Before the beginning, after the great war between heaven and hell, God created the earth and gave dominion over it to the crafty ape he called man.... And to each generation was born a creature of light and a creature of darkness...and great armies clashed by night in the ancient war between good and evil.
There was magic then, nobility, and unimaginable cruelty.... So it was, until the day that a false sun exploded over Trinity and man forever traded away wonder for reason." (A quote from the carvinal's manager, at the beginning of the first episode.)
(05/11/05) - According to Variety, HBO has confirmed that it is canceling Carnivale after two seasons. HBO entertainment president Carolyn Strauss said the network had "decided not to renew Carnivale" because the series had come to a natural end, the trade paper reported.
(04/04/05) - According to Variety, HBO may not renew Carnivale, which ended its second season with above-average ratings. The finale delivered 2.4 million viewers, but insiders told Variety that the series is not likely to return.
(01/15/05) - According to Zap2it.com, the Jan. 9 season premiere of Carnivale drew only 1.8 million viewers, compared with 5.3 million for the September 2003 first-season premiere.
(12/01/04) - According to HBO, Carnivāle's season two begins in January.
(9/14/04) - According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO's Carnivale won five Emmys Sept. 12 during the Creative Arts portion of the 56th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Carnivale won in the categories of cinematography, art direction, hairstyling and costumes.
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that HBO has given the green light to a second season of its supernatural series Carnivale. Carnivale completed its rookie season earlier this month with the season finale drawing 3.5 million total viewers, just under its season average.
Nick Stahl as Ben Hawkins
Clancy Brown as Brother Justin Crowe
Amy Madigan as Iris Crowe
Clea DuVall as Sofie
Amanda Aday as Dora Mae Dreifuss
Michael J. Anderson as Samson
Adrienne Barbeau as Ruthie
Patrick Bauchau as Professor Lodz
Debra Christofferson as Lila
Tim DeKay as Clayton Jones
Cynthia Ettinger as Rita Sue Dreifuss
John Fleck as Gecko
Carla Gallo as Libby Dreifuss
Toby Huss as Stumpy Dreifuss
Diane Sallinger as Apollonia
John Savage as Scudder
Karyne Steben as Alexandria
Sarah Steben as Caladonia
Brian Turk as Gabriel
Ralph Waite as Reverend Norman Belthus
Daniel Knauf - Creator, Executive Producer
Scott Winant - Executive Producer
Ronald D. Moore - Executive Producer
Kelly McCarthy - Executive Producer
Howard Klein - Executive Producer
|Episode #||Prod #||Original|
| ||Episode Title|
|Season One |
|1.|| 1-1|| ||14-Sep-2003|| ||Milfay|
|2.|| 1-2|| ||21-Sep-2003|| ||After the Ball Is Over|
|3.|| 1-3|| ||28-Sep-2003|| ||Tipton|
|4.|| 1-4|| ||05-Oct-2003|| ||Black Blizzard|
|5.|| 1-5|| ||12-Oct-2003|| ||Babylon|
|6.|| 1-6|| ||19-Oct-2003|| ||Pick a Number|
|7.|| 1-7|| ||26-Oct-2003|| ||The River|
|8.|| 1-8|| ||02-Nov-2003|| ||Lonnigan, Texas|
|9.|| 1-9|| ||09-Nov-2003|| ||Insomnia|
|10.|| 1-10|| ||16-Nov-2003|| ||Hot and Bothered|
|11.|| 1-11|| ||23-Nov-2003|| ||The Day of the Dead|
|12.|| 1-12|| ||30-Nov-2003|| ||The Day That Was the Day|
|Season Two |
|13.|| 2-1||201||09-Jan-2005|| ||Los Moscos|
|14.|| 2-2||202||16-Jan-2005|| ||Alamorgordo, N.P.|
|15.|| 2-3||203||23-Jan-2005|| ||Ingram, TX|
|16.|| 2-4||204||30-Jan-2005|| ||Old Cherry Blossom Road|
|17.|| 2-5||205||06-Feb-2005|| ||Creed, OK|
|18.|| 2-6||206||13-Feb-2005|| ||The Road to Damascus|
|19.|| 2-7||207||20-Feb-2005|| ||Damascus, NE|
|20.|| 2-8||208||27-Feb-2005|| ||Outskirts, Damascus, NE|
|21.|| 2-9||209||06-Mar-2005|| ||Lincoln Highway|
|22.|| 2-10||210||13-Mar-2005|| ||Cheyenne, WY|
|23.|| 2-11||211||20-Mar-2005|| ||Outside New Canaan|
|24.|| 2-12||212||27-Mar-2005|| ||New Canaan, CA|
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