By Whitney Pastorek
September 21, 2006 at 06:24 PM EDT

Good news, Lucky Louie fans! The show just got canceled, so now you can start finding much better ways to use your time! Yes, HBO declined to offer a second season to its first three-camera sitcom, a show I called “flaccidly unfunny” in the pages of this very magazine and then got some hate mail. Not sure if HBO’s decision means I was right, or they were wrong, or the entire thing was just an embarrassment, but either of those three possibilities is fine by me. I would like to send a personal note of consolation out to EW senior editor Ari Karpel, however, because I know this show was all he had to live for. Ari, sweetie, can I interest you in some Married… With Children reruns to help ease the pain?

In true good news, though, Entourage got picked up for a fourth season. Granted, that’s not a surprise, but who knows — HBO could have decided to go with an all-Dane-Cook, all-the-time lineup or something. I wouldn’t put it past them.

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