AceShowbiz - HBO had a change of heart and decided not to go forward with "The Brink". The cable network has canceled its Jack Black and Tim Robbins comedy after renewing it for a second season in July.
"After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give 'The Brink' the attention it deserves for a second season," HBO said in an official statement. "We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best."
"The Brink" focuses on a geopolitical crisis and its effect on three disparate and desperate men: U.S. Secretary of State Walter Larson (Robbins); Alex Talbot (Black), a lowly Foreign Service officer; and Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber), an ace Navy fighter pilot. It came from former "Weeds" executive producer Roberto Benabib and his brother Kim Benabib.
The half-hour series received mixed reviews and a Metacritic score of just 52. The first season opener scored a decent 1.6 million viewers while fellow freshman series "Ballers" scored 2.2 million. HBO has in line "Divorce", "High Maintenance", "Animals", "Brothers in Atlanta" and "Insecure" for next year's slate.