HBO Renews Enlightened But Cancels 3 Other Comedies

Enlightened HBOIt may not be spring yet, but HBO has apparently decided to clean house in their comedy department, as three shows have been given the ax. The network has gotten rid of cult comedy triumvirate Hung, Bored to Death, and How to Make It in America, all three recently having wrapped up their respective seasons.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom, as the Laura Dern-Mike White critical favorite Enlightened has been granted a second 10 episode season following two Golden Globe nominations. Enlightened has also been making several appearances on TV critic top 10 lists, something none of the other three had been able to do. Though it’s been the lowest rated of the four comedies in first airing ratings, the show made up for it through other means of watching (HBO Go, On Demand, etc.) and the buzz around it put it over the top.

Enlightened tells the story of Amy Jellicoe (Dern, Rambling Rose), an executive in corporate America that has a breakdown and is suddenly admitted to a rehabilitation center in Hawaii. Once she returns with clear eyes and amplified ambition, she has to come to terms with her past and try to steer herself into an ideal future. The show features White (School of Rock) as Amy’s co-worker/friend Tyler, Luke Wilson (Old School) as Amy’s ex Levi, and Diane Ladd (Wild at Heart) as Amy’s mother Helen.

Enlightened joins Curb Your Enthusiasm as the only live-action comedies currently on HBO, but don’t fret fans of pay-cable comedy. The network will be premiering several new shows in the coming months, including the latest from Summer Heights High’s Chris Lilley (Angry Boys), another Ricky Gervais/Stephen Merchant collaboration (Life’s Too Short), and projects led by Julia-Louis Dreyfus (Veep) and Judd Apatow (Girls).

Do you think HBO made the right decision in their renewals and cancellations? Which new comedy are you most looking forward to? Will you miss any of the three canceled shows?

One Response

  1. Manuel December 20, 2011

Leave a Reply

Dutch Television Welcomes President Trump in his Own Words
Stacey Dash Out at Fox News Network: Internet Rejoices
Dragon Ball Super Anime May Have Its First Super Saiyan Woman
SNL’s thoughts on President Trump - Big Sean_Aziz Ansari_Kate McKinnon
SNL Proves that Out of Great Adversity Comes Great Comedy
Goodbye 2016
The Top Ten Songs For This New Year’s Eve: Goodbye 2016!
Debbie Reynolds 2015
Debbie Reynolds Died of Heartbreak Over Carrie’s Death
A Princess, General, and Irreverent Hollywood Star, R.I.P. Carrie Fisher
George Michael
Gone too Soon: George Michael, Age 53, Passed Away on Christmas Day
Interesting Fan Theory on Why Stormtroopers Can’t Hit Anything
Razzie Awards Nominees Led by Batman v Superman and Zoolander 2
Possible New Justice League Tagline Spotted On Crew Member’s Shirt
Toy Story 4: It’s Time to Start Making Predictions
Rod Stewart And Cyndi Lauper to Join Forces On Tour This Summer
Goodbye 2016
The Top Ten Songs For This New Year’s Eve: Goodbye 2016!
George Michael
Gone too Soon: George Michael, Age 53, Passed Away on Christmas Day
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Patriots vs Steelers AFC Championship Predictions: This One’s Gonna Be Close
Falcons Vs Packers Predictions: Aaron Rodgers Goes Off
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.