‘Game of Thrones’ sets record, gets fourth season

Let the Games continue…

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We might get to see winter come and go on the continent of Westeros, after all. Despite all appearances on Sunday’s season premiere of the HBO hit “Game of Thrones,” things are just beginning to heat up beyond The Wall, as well as in Winterfell, King’s Landing, and the rest of the world created by George R.R. Martin in his series of novels and adapted for TV by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Just two days after the premiere of season three of the TV version, Entertainment Weekly reports that HBO has ordered a fourth season of “Game of Thrones,” which drew 4.4 million viewers on Sunday (not including the million pirated downloads). With those kind of numbers on a subscription channel like HBO, the reaction to the network’s decision to renew the series has resulted in one of the largest collective utterances of “well, duh” ever heard.

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