The world is officially less Enlightened. HBO canceled the half-hour series after two seasons.
Laura Dern won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Enlightened Season 1 but, Zap2it said, the series only averaged around 170,000 viewers on Season 1 and 222,000 on Season 2. Part of the Season 2 boost probably came from moving the show from Mondays to pairing it with Girls on Sundays. But Girls Season 2 is reportedly averaging around 660,000 viewers.
Enlightened co-creator Mike White told BuzzFeed he wrote the Season 2 finale, which aired earlier this month, as a potential series finale, in case it was. He said Season 3 would've featured crusader Amy (Laura Dern) going through all the lawsuits resulting from exposing the misdeeds at the company where she worked.
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Sources: BuzzFeed, Zap2it