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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  1. Sofie says

    I´ve been watching the show from nrk, a norwegian channel, and I LOVE it! For once there is a story of someone who isn´t “normal”, but more interesting than all the normal people in her building put together. Someone who isn´t a genius and isn’t rich. Far from it. I can relate to her, she is my alter ego, she really takes chances and does things I could never dream of doing, but that is of course what makes her life interesting. She is a little crazy, but she is at least her self, like so many of us are not. I admire her. And I want to see more! Out of all the HBO shows, this is my favourite. And it isn´t just that she is a real character we could bump into in life – there are characters like that in girls, but this show really gives us a nuanced view of men who are interested in different things and have different effects on us, and a deep view into a realistic mother daughter relationship.
    more more more!!!

  2. Kim says

    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!!!!

  3. Heather says

    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.

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