'Enlightened' canceled by HBO
HBO is pulling the plug on Enlightened.
The network has decided to not renew the low-rated comedy-drama for a third season. Mike White created and wrote the series, which starred Laura Dern as woman trying to get her life together. The show was axed despite the show’s first season earning some love from the Golden Globes, with Dern winning the best comedy actress award for her performance and the show receiving a nomination for best comedy series.
“It was a very difficult decision,” said HBO in a statement. “We’re proud of the show and we look forward to working with Mike White and Laura Dern in the future.”