Lots of things have changed. Epix now has 10 millions subscribers which certainly was not the case in 2009. As to the original programming, no not abandoned but very certainly postponed. A little off-topic question. HBO's Girls gets good reviews yet I never got beyond about 3 episodes of it 'cause it was terribly boring with no real good actors, imo. And I haven't talked to anyone that actually watches it. So is this an east/west coast favorite only??