9:52am PT by Kate Stanhope
HBO Cancels 'Togetherness' After Two Seasons
Togetherness is disbanding.
HBO has canceled the half-hour comedy from Jay and Mark Duplass after two seasons, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The second season of the series is currently airing, and the season finale on April 10 will serve as the series finale.
"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 Friday in a statement.
The Duplass brothers, along with co-creator Steve Zissis, also released a statement via Twitter.
— Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) March 25, 2016
The series has been well received by critics. However, viewership has been small. The series opened to 427,000 live-plus-same-day viewers in January 2015 and numbers have since dipped for season two. Togetherness, which explores love and friendship in Los Angeles, starred Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Zissis.
The end of Togetherness does not mean the end of the Duplass brothers' relationship with the pay cabler. The indie filmmakers signed a two-year overall deal in June 2015 and also exec produce HBO's freshman animated comedy Animals. They also have a four-movie deal with Netflix.
The decision not to move forward is somewhat surprising given HBO's history of giving canceled comedies like Hello Ladies and Looking wrap-up films. HBO's current comedy slate includes returning series Veep, Silicon Valley, Ballers and Girls, which is set to end after the forthcoming sixth season.
The network has several half-hours in the pipeline including Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce, Danny McBride's Vice Principals, Crashing, Insecure and new episodes of web pot comedy High Maintenance.