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Enlightened: To Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Enlightened HBO TV show canceled or renewed?This Sunday night marks the second season finale of Enlightened, HBO’s low-rated drama. Other than Curb Your Enthusiasm, Enlightened is the cable channel’s only scripted series whose fate is still up in the air. Boardwalk Empire, Eastbound & Down, Game of Thrones, Girls, The Newsroom, Treme, True Blood, and Veep will all be back for new seasons .

TVLine recently talked to Enlightened co-star and creator Mike White about the show’s fate:

So I saved the toughest question till the end: Will we get a Season 3 of Enlightened? Do you have a sense of which way the network is leaning?
To be totally honest, I usually have a gut about these things, but this time around I really feel like it could go either way. I felt like we had little chance of coming back as of just a few weeks ago. But it seems like in the last couple of weeks, we’ve had more people voicing their affection for the show. And internally at HBO, the executives themselves are big fans. I’ve met with them, and I know the pros and cons. I just hope that they’ll decide soon. All day long I’m being asked this question by journalists, by actors who are on the show, by people in my life. Psychologically, I’m either free as a bird or I have eight or 10 episodes of television to write as quickly as possible. It’s a lot to deal with. We’ve kind of been on the precipice for a while.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the series? Are you hoping that it’s renewed?


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Charlene May 3, 2015 at 12:46 am

Love the show! The acting is wonderful. Please bring it back for season3.


Kim February 19, 2015 at 4:20 am

WOW!!! What a masterpiece. I never thought to give this show a chance. I was in search of something unique & that is what I got. Most shows have been done but in reality this was different. Laura Dern has a special quality about her entire being which added so much to the show. I applaud this show & hope to see more shows created/written by Laura Dern & Mike White in the near future. I hope it comes back but if not please can they create another masterpiece & include whomever they feel would be the right fit to be on the next project. I am late in watching but maybe I wasn’t ready for this any sooner & now was the perfect time. I have a whole new appreciation for Laura Dern. I also never knew of Mike White so I appreciate his talent/creativity as well. Wonderful!!!!


Sue McMaster January 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

I love this show. Just came upon it and watched Season’s 1 and 2 in a matter of a few days. So beautifully done. Please renew this amazing show for many more seasons.


Heather November 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

I am definitely a fan of the show I think it’s fresh and interesting. I don’t get into many television shows but this one caught my attention because it’s so different I believe that there should definitely be more seasons even more than just season three hopefully this helps.


Ronna & Rich September 5, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Please tell us there is a Season 3. We love the writing, acting & the entire show.


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