David Simon: HBO Would Pass on The Wire if I Pitched It Today

Data would have done in the show

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Despite being considered one of the greatest TV shows of all time, The Wire probably would have died on the vine if creator David Simon were pitching the concept today. Chalk it up to the industry’s slavish devotion to audience metrics. 

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