“It was a very difficult decision,” HBO said in a statement. “We’ve decided not to continue Enlightened for a third season. We’re proud of the show, and we look forward to working with Mike White and Laura Dern in the future.”
First run episodes of Enlightened attracted an average of 170,000 viewers each week in season one. Season two saw an increase to a 220,000 viewer average but it was still the cable channel’s weakest show by far.
Playing a self-destructive executive who has a breakdown, Dern won a Golden Globe for the role in 2012.
The de-factor series finale aired on March 3rd.
What do you think? Are you sorry that Enlightened won’t be back for a third season? What did you like or dislike about the series?