It was announced going into the weekend, but in case you missed it, HBO axed The Time Traveler’s Wife after one season, which was a weird call. Aside from the problematic issues (and that sex scene) inherent in Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, it was a sweet and lightly entertaining series, probably better suited to the HBO Max brand than HBO itself (the two brands are increasingly becoming indistinguishable). The first season ended with the wedding, which is decidedly not how the book ends, and there were a lot of good moments left in the novel for a second season.
It seems weird to kill it. It couldn’t have been that expensive; the ratings couldn’t have been that bad; and although he’s not the showrunner he once was, you’d think HBO would want to stay in business with Steven Moffat. Oh well. C’est la vie. I suppose the next season would have been depressing as hell, anyway.
Meanwhile, Amazon Prime has taken one of the “hole” shows away from me! They’ve canceled Night Sky after one season. I’m not too disappointed, because while I liked the first season, I decidedly did not like where they were going with the second season — into a full-on sci-fi series — although I am a little bummed that we’ll never find out the mysteries of that hole. It was nevertheless a very good showcase for Sissy Spacek and J.K. Simmons. It’s OK, though: Prime still has the best hole show going right now.
Finally, many of you may have forgotten that this drama even existed, but Showtime’s Your Honor is coming back, but only for one season. The Bryan Cranston show was pitched as a limited series, but it received strong ratings for Showtime, so they renewed it several months after it aired. It’s been a year and a half since the first season, which I vaguely recall started out strong but lost steam as it headed toward its finale, and Cranston says he’s about to start shooting the second and final season. Season 1 writer Joey Hartstone has been elevated to showrunner, replacing Peter Moffatt, who is unrelated to Steven Moffat (though they both worked on Doctor Who).