HBO show ending — ‘Enlightened’ was beloved but little watched

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Scene from the HBO series “Enlightened.” Photo shows Mike White, left and Laura Dern. Photo credit: Prashant Gupta/HBO

(LA TIMES) — HBO has canceled its low-rated critical darling “Enlightened.”

The series, created by Mike White and Laura Dern, centered on Amy Jellicoe (Dern), a self-destructive woman who undergoes a spiritual awakening and takes on a path bent on reforming her company’s bad methods. The role earned Dern a Golden Globe for the show’s debut season.

The half-hour series, which recently wrapped its second season, was praised by critics but that didn’t translate to ratings success.


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