Jack Black's 'The Brink' Canceled After Renewed


Jack Black's 'The Brink' Canceled After Renewed


HBO is changing its course in the upcoming television programming, canceling the comedy in favor of new entries.
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.


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