A drama series from a television creator who has had his share of critical and popular success has come to an abrupt end after just one season. Deadline reports that HBO pulled the plug on Alan Ball’s “Here and Now,” which just wrapped its 10-episode freshman season on April 15. The show starred Tim Robbins.
The report quotes a statement from HBO that says: “After careful consideration we have decided not to move forward with a second season of ‘Here and Now.’ We thank Alan for his dedication to innovative storytelling, and we look forward to his next endeavor.”
Ball had a good run at HBO with “Six Feet Under,” which wrapped its five seasons in 2005 after racking up nine Emmys and three Golden Globes. He followed up on that success with “True Blood,” again on HBO, with the popular fantasy-horror show running seven seasons.
“In addition to a lukewarm reception from critics, ‘Here and Now’ also drew modest viewership for an HBO drama series, averaging 300,000-400,000 Live+same day viewers for the premiere telecast,” Deadline notes.