HBO Renews ‘Enlightened’; Cancels ‘Hung’, ‘Bored To Death’ And ‘How To Make It In America’

Deadline - Those two Golden Globe nominations sure helped. HBO has just picked up the Mike White-Laura Dern comedy Enlightened for a second season, while canceling three other comedy series: Hung, Bored To Death and How To Make It In America. Enlightened drew critical praise but struggled mightily in the ratings on Mondays. However, ratings have never been the deciding factor in HBO’s renewal decisions as evident by the longevity of David Simon’s New Orleans drama Treme. The network was already leaning towards picking up Enightened for Season 2 when the dark comedy earned two Golden Globe nominations last week, for best comedy series and best actress in a comedy series, Dern. Hung and Bored To Death are ending their runs after three seasons, How To Make It In America after two. Of the four comedies that learned their fate today, Hung has been the highest-rated, and star Thomas Jane recently landed his second Golden Globe nomination for his role. But in the end that wasn’t enough.

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MinimeJer051770d ago

Never got around to Hung. Think I might now. LOVED Bored to Death. :(

xVeZx1770d ago

not how to make it in america FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU U.....they made a big mistake...that was the next entourage....