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HBO scratches Vinyl from any future season plans

06.22.2016

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The run of VINYL is over. 

No, not the records you just started getting back into collecting the last few years, but the HBO series, which, after landing a second season renewal from the cable network, won't be getting that sophomore go-'round after all. HBO has decided not to move forward with another season of the show, opting to put it on the shelf with all the other vinyl that had been collecting dust over the years, too - probably taking up residence next to Frampton Comes Alive when all is said and done.

In a released statement, HBO had the following to say:

After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of VINYL. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.

HBO had high hopes for the show when it was first launched. How could they not? Terence Winter was on-board as showrunner and they had the added dazzle of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger involved on an executive producer level. But the show premiered with a disappointing 760,000 viewers in live-plus-same-day numbers and also carried a hefty price tag of about $100 million for the entire season ($30 million alone for the two-hour pilot). Needless to say, the cost far exceeded the benefits of the show. And with Winter recently departing, things didn't seem hopeful for the show's future. With the recent shakeup atop HBO's hierarchy, new programming head Casey Bloys has the freedom to proceed with his own vision for the cable network rather than trying to retool what didn't work from the last administration. 

Farewell, VINYL. We hardly knew ye... No, really...? Very few people were watching. That was the problem. 

Source: HBO

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7:38PM on 06/23/2016
I haven't been able to finish it because they made the lead such an A-hole that I just don't care what happens to him. I am a little sad though because it has my star crush (Juno Temple) in there and she's nekid a few times so...there's that.
I haven't been able to finish it because they made the lead such an A-hole that I just don't care what happens to him. I am a little sad though because it has my star crush (Juno Temple) in there and she's nekid a few times so...there's that.
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8:09PM on 06/22/2016
That's sad because Vinyl is pretty good.
That's sad because Vinyl is pretty good.
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7:07PM on 06/22/2016
I'm 3 episodes in and enjoying it so far. The first episode was a bit of a slog but i like the music, actors, drugs and overall Scorsese-ness. Without having seen the whole series yet, at this stage i'm disappointed.
I'm 3 episodes in and enjoying it so far. The first episode was a bit of a slog but i like the music, actors, drugs and overall Scorsese-ness. Without having seen the whole series yet, at this stage i'm disappointed.
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5:54PM on 06/22/2016



YEEEAAAHHH



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5:11PM on 06/22/2016

Dang

Mrs Dogwar and I loved the show. Guess we should have watched the eps on premeire day. Never do though given the advent of the dvr thank goodness. Dont want our lives to revolve around "appointment" tv.
Mrs Dogwar and I loved the show. Guess we should have watched the eps on premeire day. Never do though given the advent of the dvr thank goodness. Dont want our lives to revolve around "appointment" tv.
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4:56PM on 06/22/2016
Andrew Dice Clay was the best part of this entire show. Once he was no longer on the show, it really lost steam in my opinion. By the end it just got weird and not that interesting. It's probably the best thing I've ever seen "The Dice Man" do from an acting perspective. He was really impressive I thought.
Andrew Dice Clay was the best part of this entire show. Once he was no longer on the show, it really lost steam in my opinion. By the end it just got weird and not that interesting. It's probably the best thing I've ever seen "The Dice Man" do from an acting perspective. He was really impressive I thought.
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4:44PM on 06/22/2016

What's going on?1

I never saw the show, but I did see THE BRINK. Both shows were given a 2nd season and then HBO took it back. I hope this doesn't become a trend. If you're going to cancel a show, just do it. Don't give viewers false hope.
I never saw the show, but I did see THE BRINK. Both shows were given a 2nd season and then HBO took it back. I hope this doesn't become a trend. If you're going to cancel a show, just do it. Don't give viewers false hope.
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3:58PM on 06/22/2016

Dull and kind of bad storytelling about real people

I figured it would be cool given the talent involved. Just didn't do anything for me except seeing how hot Olivia Wilde was in it. Not enough to keep me watching. The Alice Cooper thing was strange as a fan, given after this speech in the show about his band being tight, the real life guy dropped them and went solo.
I figured it would be cool given the talent involved. Just didn't do anything for me except seeing how hot Olivia Wilde was in it. Not enough to keep me watching. The Alice Cooper thing was strange as a fan, given after this speech in the show about his band being tight, the real life guy dropped them and went solo.
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3:49PM on 06/22/2016

Tried...

But the subject matter didn't really interest me at all.
But the subject matter didn't really interest me at all.
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