I hate to mention when I predicted something, but it is inevitable. It turns out I was 100% right when it came to the fate of The Borgias over on Showtime. Despite the show’s fantastic portrayal of period politics in Western Europe, it never seemed to find viewership beyond that of The Tudors. This was unfortunate because nowadays when a drama on the premium network finds only half a million viewers or less, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Dexter, Homeland, and Shameless all perform wildly better which is why it has become apparent that after their contemporary-set Ridley Scott Vatican drama launches next year, Borgias could be on its way out. The news on that end today is that it looks highly probable the show will not receive a fourth season renewal. It instead is likely get a two-hour movie to wrap things up much like we recently saw with The Big C and that will be that. The good news is that Jeremy Irons has suddenly become available.