Thursday, December 22, 2011
HBO Renews ‘Enlightened’ but Cancels Three Other Shows
By: Denise Young
If you watch TV like I do,you should know that HBO is on of my favorite show to watch during the fall and summer seasons. But, our beloved HBO is cutting some shows from there line up such as Golden Globe nominated comedy “Enlightened”, “Hung,” “Bored to Death” and “How to Make It in America” – all shows have been canceled.
On Tuesday, HBO said it had picked up a new season of “Enlightened,” a series created by Laura Dern and Mike White and starring Ms. Dern as a woman who returns to her job after a breakdown and a personal reawakening. The series has struggled in building an audience, drawing 200,000 viewers or fewer for new episodes, but has earned critical acclaim and last week received Golden Globe nominations for a comedy or musical series and for actress in a comedy or musical (Ms. Dern).
Meanwhile, the network said it was not ordering new seasons of “Hung,” its comedy about a well-endowed male prostitute (played by Thomas Jane); “Bored to Death,” which starred Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson as friends who solve crimes and have wild adventures in Brooklyn; and “How to Make It in America,” another New York-centric comedy about a group of striving twentysomethings.
HBO said it planned to introduce six new series in 2012, including “Luck,” “Veep,” “Girls,” “Life’s Too Short,” “Angry Boys” and an untitled Aaron Sorkin project, to complement returning shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire.”
Well, I can say I will miss "Bored to Death" and "Hung" I wonder what HBO has up their sleeves?