HBO Cancels ‘Togetherness’

HBO’s Duplass brothers-produced Togetherness will air its second season finale on April 10

Togetherness, HBO’s family dramedy, will not return after the current second season wraps, producer Mark Duplass confirmed today via Twitter. The series starred Mark Duplass, Steve Zissis, Melanie Lynskey, and Amanda Peet.

“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 Variety-printed statement.

Variety reports the cancellation was something of a surprise. The Duplass brothers were apparently working on a third season without official confirmation. However, given the focus on HBO’s recent ratings woes with its Scorsese-produced Vinyl and rumors of production problems on Westworld, there may be some belt-tightening afoot at the network. This is, of course, before its Emmy-winning Game of Thrones returns to dominate ratings.

Togetherness recently reached only 405,000 viewers in the Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates. Vinyl received 908,000 and Girls saw 818,000 viewers using the same metrics. Awards attention, despite some critical acclaim, was extremely limited. The series was shut out at the 2015 Primetime Emmy awards. Only Melanie Lynskey received awards attention with a Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series bid from the 5th Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

The series will wrap its second and final season on April 10.

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