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HBO renews ‘Game of Thrones’

Series drew 4.4 million viewers in Sunday premiere

HBO has shocked no one by renewing “Game of Thrones” for a fourth season today.

“Thrones” drew a series record 4.4 million viewers in its season-three premiere Sunday. Over multiple airings that evening, 6.7 million viewers tuned in.

HBO also renewed the series after its season premiere a year ago.

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield exec produce “Thrones,” which won six Emmy awards last year and has been nominated for top drama series in each of its first two seasons.

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