While there has been no parting of the ways, HBO has cancelled the Togetherness TV series, starring Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis, and Amanda Peet. The season two finale, scheduled to run on April 10, 2016, will also serve as the Togetherness TV series finale. It remains to be seen if the episode will provide any closure for fans.
The comedy was created by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, and Steve Zissis. HBO says, “…the comedy that follows the highs and lows of four adults trying to balance their relationships and individual dreams.”
According to a Deadline report, the decision was made five episodes into the second season of Togetherness. Here is more from Deadline:
”Although we have decided not to proceed with another season of Togetherness, we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline.
The Duplass brothers, who have an overall deal with HBO, also executive produce the network’s animated series Animals, which is in the middle of a two-season pickup.
Togetherness has enjoyed solid support at HBO, earning a second-season renewal based on its creative. It was well received by critics and developed a devoted following among a core group of fans. But despite an encouraging initial sampling — the modest 427,000 Live+Same Day viewership for its series premiere grew to more than 2.6 million on various HBO platforms — the relationship show wasn’t able to attract a wider audience the way other HBO comedies like Silicon Valley, Ballers and Veep have done, or have a pop culture impact like Girls. Season to date in Year 2, its original episodes have drawn an average of 330,000 viewers in Live+SD.
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