In Depth

'Louie's' Luck Runs Out

HBO has canceled "Lucky Louie," its first attempt at a traditional three-camera sitcom.

The series, starring comedian Louis C.K. as a working-class husband and father, premiered in June to a weak 1.5 million viewers. The season finale was seen by 1.3 million viewers, about on par with its 13-episode season average. By comparison, the third season finale of "Entourage" was seen by 2.5 million viewers.

"Louis is an incredible talent and a wonderful partner," said Carolyn Strauss, president of HBO Entertainment, in a statement. "We loved trying our first multicamera show with him, and we look forward to other projects with Louis in the future."

An HBO spokesperson said the network has no specific projects currently planned with Louis C.K.