HBO won't run '12 Miles'


HBO on Monday confirmed that it won't air Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's one-hour comedy "12 Miles of Bad Road," starring Lily Tomlin.

For the past few weeks, the series' executive producers Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason have been quietly shopping the six-produced episodes to other networks, including Lifetime.

"12 Miles" was picked up to series in January 2007 but was never scheduled by HBO, raising speculations about its future at the pay cable channel. The confirmation of "12 Miles'" demise comes on the heels of the Sunday announcement of HBO entertainment president Carolyn Strauss' exit from her post.

"12 Miles" stars Tomlin as the matriarch of a wealthy Texas family whose real estate business and absurd wealth complicate the simplest family matters.

The pilot, which HBO Entertainment produced in association with Mozark Prods., co-starred Gary Cole, Mary Kay Place, Katherine LaNasa, Kim Dickens, Eliza Coupe, Leslie Jordan, Ivana Milicevic, David Andrews, Sean Bridgers, Texas Battle and Cameron Richardson.