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The Idol Officially Canceled After One Season

'The Idol' Officially Canceled After One Season

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After some harsh critiques, HBO is pulling the plug on the provocative show.

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One and done.

HBO’s latest series from Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye will not be renewed for a second season.

In a statement obtained from Variety, a spokesperson for the network said, "The Idol was one of HBO’s most provocative original programs, and we’re pleased by the strong audience response. After much thought and consideration, HBO, as well as the creators and producers have decided not to move forward with a second season. We’re grateful to the creators, cast, and crew for their incredible work.”

Although rumors were swirling that a second season may be on the horizon,The Idol had a hard time resonating with viewers.

Plus, a ton of drama behind-the-scenes including director Amy Seimetz's departure from the series as it neared completion, along with a shocking Rolling Stone report that detailed upsetting allegations about a toxic work environment, ultimately didn't help the show's reputation.

To add insult to injury, the show was poorly received by critics (with only a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes) and the season lost viewers as new episodes dropped.

It looks like many people didn't idolize what this show had to offer.

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Ricky Cornish is an on-air correspondent for Equal Pride, where he's breaking down the latest in pop culture for Out Magazine, Pride.com, Plus Magazine, The Advocate, and Out Traveler.

Based in Las Vegas, Ricky can be seen interviewing the biggest celebrities at red carpets and premiere events around the city.

To follow Ricky and see what's trending, you can follow him on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, andYouTube.