C.K. also says that the media has gotten something else wrong: contrary to widely publicized reports, he reveals, he has not ended Horace and Pete. Following the April 2 release of the show's tenth episode, he emailed fans and said, among other things, "So. That was it." and described it as "a very very sad thing to be done doing it." But what he meant, he says, is that season one was over, not the whole series. "Here's what happened," he says. "I was writing an email every week to my fans with every new episode. But the tenth episode was the last one, and I didn't want to say, 'Here's the last episode,' because I had a very dramatic ending to the season. And by the way, I don't know if I'll do it again, but that's up to me... I could do a second season of Horace and Pete, of course I could — and I'm considering it. I'm not sure what I'm gonna do. I know I will do this kind of show again." By selling a show through an independent website, C.K. was taking a gamble — but was it one he could afford to lose? Comments that he made during an April interview that he gave to Howard Stern were subsequently interpreted by many as suggesting that his investment in Horace and Pete had left him broke, but he says that is far from the case. "It was just a weird distortion of what I said because I said on Howard Stern that I took on debt," he explains. "I mean, Howard's a comedy guy, so I wanted to make it sound funny, and I knew he would laugh if I said I'm in debt... I told him, 'Yeah, I'm millions of dollars in debt,' which I was, technically — I took a line of credit to finish the show. But there's no other way to make a TV show — every TV show that you ever see is running a deficit... I took debt so I could get through production, but I knew that I would make the money back — I knew it. I almost have. I mean, in a couple of months, this show will be paid for." "The tax rebate we're getting from New York State [where the show was shot] and the amount of sales we have so far have put the show in the black," he says proudly. "The show's paid for — with no advertising. There isn't a TV show with this kind of cast that has that kind of success."