HBO Cancels ‘The Brink’

Three months after ordering a second season for The Brink, HBO has flipped the script and canceled the Middle East-set comedy, which stars Jack Black and Tim Robbins. The Brink had aired summer Sundays at 10:30, leading out of Ballers, and premiered to 1.6 million viewers.

HBO did not provide details for the course reversal. It said: “After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give The Brink the attention it deserves for a second season.  We are proud of the first season and wish everyone involved in this show the very best.”

Jerry Weintraub, executive producer on the series, died in early July.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.