HBO not renewing 'Tell Me You Love Me'

Creator said she couldn't find show's direction

HBO has opted not to renew racy drama "Tell Me You Love Me" for a second season.

The decision was made almost a year after the sexually explicit series premiered on the pay cable channel.

"Given the considerable amount of time that has passed and despite the best efforts of everyone involved, we were unable to find the direction of the show for the second season," "Tell Me You Love Me" creator/executive producer Cynthia Mort said in a statement. "There are so many other stories to tell and many other ways to tell them. I look forward to doing that with HBO in the future."

"Tell Me You Love Me," a look at marriage through the stories of couples in therapy, drew a lot of attention with its sexually graphic content.

"We really feel Cynthia has an important voice that belongs on HBO and we look forward to the next show she will create for us," HBO's West Coast president Michael Lombardo said.

HBO's other psychiatry-themed drama, "In Treatment," was recently picked up for a second season.


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