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Author Topic: Halcyon TV series canceled after one season...  (Read 181 times)


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Re: Halcyon TV series canceled after one season...
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 04:39:43 PM »
I haven't stated that yet.  Anyone else watching it all?

Funny how it started out like "The Grand".  Steve MackIntoch was in this one.  Stephen Moyers was in the other one.  They are so much alike.


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