‘Looking’ Canceled By HBO, But the Show Will Get a Special Ending
Looking has been canceled by HBO, but the show isn’t completely dead, as the series will get a proper finale to wrap up its remaining storylines. HBO will air a special of indeterminate length, a mini-movie of sorts that will allow Looking to go out on its own terms.
“After two years of following Patrick and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special. We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows loyal fans.”
This cancellation comes after two seasons and 18 episodes, with its second-season finale having aired this past Sunday night. The show has never really been a ratings success at all, but it’s also been unable to garner the sort of critical and online buzz that a similarly low-rated show, like Girls, has been able to muster. Thus, it had far less value to the network, even though the buy-in on the series was relatively low. Still, it’s a credit to HBO that they’re committed enough to the sanctity of storytelling that they’re allowing the show to put a bow on its run by finishing up its remaining storylines. Not all networks would have given a canceled show that opportunity.
But what do you think of the cancellation? Did you like the show? Or was it time for Looking to go? Let us know what you think in the comments!