Entertainment NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch is flat broke. Lost 100 million

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  1. LaserT

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    In 2006, David Milch, who'd already earned $12 million from his work on Hill Street Bluesand more than $60 million from NYPD Blue, finished the three-season run of Deadwood, the Emmy-winning HBO drama he co-created. A new feature from The Hollywood Reporterestimates estimates he had earned more than $100 million total in a three-decade-long television career. He owned houses in Los Angeles and Martha's Vineyard with a combined worth exceeding $13 million. He has immense respect within the industry. But since the conclusion ofDeadwood in 2006 he hasn't done much in the way of TV—his next HBO series, Luck, about horse racing and starring Dustin Hoffman, was cancelled mid-season. Instead, it seems he's spent plenty of time at the racetrack, where the brilliant writer has lost all his savings and now owes the IRS $17 million.


    "He's in debt to the IRS. He's doing what he can, but it's hard for him and everyone close to him," a friend of Milch's told THR. According to the story, Milch is now only allowed $40 per week in cash to ensure he doesn't gamble. His family has sold the Brentwood house for $4.8 million, and currently has the 22-acre Martha's Vineyard estate on the market for $8.95 million. And Milch's wife has been forced to sell "a significant amount" of her jewelry.

    "He was crazy. He'd bet thousands and thousands of dollars. He'd bet every race," said one source. But it's especially a terrible story, given his immense talent, and the glowing way his colleagues, friends and family speak of him. As HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler toldTHR:

    http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/news/a42229/deadwood-david-milch-gambling/
     
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    is he black?
     
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    Time for a Deadwood movie
     
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    This guy is responsible for all those high concept R-rated TV dramas you like. NYPD Blue season 1 was the first R rated drama on tv.
     
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    Deadwood is so underrated. The best developed characters in a series ever. Every character was great. Felt real. You felt these were real people. I think they should finish the series and do a final season.

    I think he did John from Cincinnati which I thought was good.
     
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    Milch has done a lot of stuff. The guy is a legendary writer
     
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    What a shame. Would much rather have read that this is happening to Aaron Sorkin instead.
     
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    Seems like he needs to hire Buchwald as an agent. He's good at getting people marbles they don't earn.
     
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    This is karma for getting 14 year old me excited with the brief nudity warning in the beginning of NYPD Blue only for it to be Sipowicz's ass.
     
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    He will be fine he is working on a script staring
    @LawyerLarry he is the lead and plays the part of a god.
    @ClintDagger portrays a legendary golfer and womanizer.
    @ShutUpSitDown has the role of a eccentric genius.
    and @EDDIEVRULZ stars as a gambling, heavy drinking manic.
    wait that's not a script that's just Larry inc.
     
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    Best series ever. It was a damned shame that it ended after only seasons.
     
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    Yeah I got into Deadwood and was so upset when that just ended after 2.
     
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    Rome was another great one that ended after just two seasons.
     
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    Has he begged Zuckerberg for money yet?
     
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    Deadwood was such a pretentious unbelievable bullshit show. Wild west cowboys did not talk like Shakespearean characters in real life.
     
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    Deadwood had three seasons. Last one featured George Hurst
     
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    Agree....but where could they have gone with a third? Also they said the production costs were insane. Great show though, especially season one. I almost cried when Pullo was sentenced to death and his partner jumped in to help screaming thirteenth.
     
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