HBO Cancels 'Vinyl'
HBO has pulled the needle off "Vinyl."
The '70s-era rock 'n' roll drama debuted in February to high expectations. It was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, overseen by "Boardwalk Empire's" Terrence Winter, and starred major talent like Bobby Cannavale and Olivia Wilde. But the first season saw disappointing ratings and mixed critical reviews. HBO replaced Winter with a new showrunner, but in the end, the network declined to go ahead with season 2.
"After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl,'" the network said in a statement. "Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project."
It is rare for HBO not to order a second season of a series, even low-rated ones. But "Vinyl" was an expensive show, and a new programming chief has taken over at HBO. "Vinyl's" cancellation, along with earlier cancellations of "Togetherness" and "Looking," means there's room for new projects.
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