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HBO's rock drama Vinyl is getting a second season

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It's been renewed after just one episode

Fire up your record player, HBO fans: the network's ordering more Vinyl. Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger's extravagant, cocaine-addled drama about the music industry of the '70s is coming back for a second season, and it earned its renewal after just one episode. (The series' two-hour premiere aired on Sunday.) Vinyl's reception wasn't exactly rapturous — The Verge's Emily Yoshida described it as "a by-the-numbers hybrid of The Wolf of Wall Street and Mad Men" — and its ratings were anemic compared to HBO's other recent major drama premieres, but its return was never really in doubt. There's too much talent involved for the network to give up after just 10 episodes, and the show's premise is perfect for an indefinite run on the air. Will we watch Richie Finestra stumble upon hip-hop and house? Will he become an aging EDM bro in the show's 14th season? Even if there are only a few of them, Vinyl fans are crossing their fingers; in the meantime, we're definitely getting a second season.