11:15am PT by Michael O'Connell
'High Maintenance' Renewed for Season 4 at HBO
High Maintenance is getting into some lofty territory at HBO after receiving the green light for a fourth season at the premium outlet — its 10th overall if you count the six-season, three-year Vimeo run that preceded its move to traditional TV.
The creation of Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair continues to be celebrated by critics, with each episode introducing a new crop of New York characters and their variety of stories told through the eyes of "The Guy" — a pot dealer played by Sinclair. The series is executive produced by Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory.
A renewal makes perfect sense for HBO. Despite having a smaller profile on a network of pricey, high-concept series, the intimate comedy comes with a relatively inexpensive price tag and still commands a strong following in the comedy community.
Awards have thus far evaded the HBO run of High Maintenance, though the web series of the same name that preceded it did earn a WGA Award for Sinclair and Blichfeld.