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In Treatment: HBO TV Series Cancelled; No Season Four, But…

In Treatment canceledIt looks like the doctor is out — for now. HBO has cancelled In Treatment after the seasons on the air but may be interested in keeping the series going in another form.

Starring Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Weston, In Treatment first aired in January 2008 and ran five nights a week. That didn’t perform as well as expected so it was reduced to two episodes twice a week for seasons two and three. While In Treatment has been a favorite with some critics, the ratings haven’t kept up. The season three finale, which aired in December, attracted just 253,000 viewers.

Byrne noted that the role was quite demanding in that it required him to memorize large amounts of dialogue in a short amount of time. He was nominated for two Emmy Awards and appeared in all 121 episodes of the series. Dianne Wiest won a supporting actress Emmy and Glynn Turman won in the guest actor category. In 2009, In Treatment won the WGA Award for best new series.

Though In Treatment may be done as a regular series, HBO is interested in a new incarnation. A statement from HBO states, “It’s true that we have no plans to continue with In Treatment as previously formatted. However, we are in continued conversations with the executive producers to find another way to continue telling these rich stories.”

What do you think? Are you sorry that there won’t be a fourth season of In Treatment? Would you like to see it continue in another form?


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Valeska July 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Yes I am sorry it was cancelled. It is amazing how society would degrade themselves watching trash like true blood and fake reality shows. It just shows how people would rather escape from reality and watch sex and creatures. Its sad.


Mike July 25, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Yep I hear you friend. Although I did enjoy the first season of True Blood.


Mike June 5, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I love this show, sorry to find out it was cancelled. I still have about the last 1/2 of season 2 and season 3 to watch.


karl chester June 5, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I have been entranced throughout this series, and would very much be in favor of a continuation in some form.


Kim Howard May 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I absolutely love this series and am sorry to see it come to an end! My husband loves it as well and we have enjoyed watching and knowing the characters as well as “Paul”…the brilliant, devoted, and flawed therapist of this interesting, thought-provoking series. We are strongly in support of a continuation of the series, or a new incarnation of In Treatment. We will be waiting and watching!! By the way, Gabriel Bryne is perfect in this role!


Kitty DeHaan May 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

I miss this show SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! I have never felt so connected to a one on one show before. The acting and concept is truly amazing. Please please please bring it back!! (With more teenagers)


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