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HBO show canceled: 'Enlightened' won't return to the network

The HBO show 'Enlightened' was canceled, with the network calling it 'a very difficult decision.' The HBO show was canceled after its second season.

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The HBO show 'Enlightened' was canceled after its second season.

HBO says the Laura Dern series "Enlightened" is not coming back for a third season.

In a statement Tuesday, the premium cable channel said it was proud of the show, and called canceling it a "very difficult decision."

"Enlightened," created by Dern and her co-star Mike White, was critically acclaimed but low-rated.

Last year, Dern won a Golden Globe for best TV comedy actress for her role as a manic-depressive who becomes an activist. The "Enlightened" cast also included Diane Ladd and Luke Wilson.

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