It was announced today that “Togetherness” has been canceled by HBO. Mark and Jay Duplass’ first television series is still airing new episodes of its second season on Sunday nights, but will not return for a third season.
“Although we have decided not to proceed with another season of ‘Togetherness,’ we look forward to continuing our strong creative collaboration with the talented Jay and Mark Duplass,” HBO said in a statement to Deadline.
Mark Duplass sent out the following message via Twitter shortly after the news broke:
Despite low ratings, hope remained for a series with a strong cult fanbase and wide critical support. HBO has announced plans for expanding its original programming, in part to promote its standalone streaming service HBO NOW, so the stacked upcoming slate of new comedy series — including “Vice Principals,” “Divorce,” “High Maintenance,” and “Insecure” — wasn’t necessarily a death toll for “Togetherness.” In the end, it seems like the lack of an overall audience as well as low traction in the awards race — a big priority for the network — doomed the L.A.-based comedy.
“Togetherness” will air its sixth episode of Season 2 this Sunday at 10:30pm. The season finale on April 10 will now mark series’ end.