Judd Apatow‘s first collaboration with HBO, “Girls,” was a smash hit. So, when he returned to the channel with another show, the expectation was that another big success was in store for both. Well, “Crashing” was well regarded, but always had a fairly small viewership. That eventually doomed the program, which now won’t be moving beyond its current run of three seasons.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Crashing” is done at HBO after three seasons. Apatow confirmed the news yesterday during an interview with Conan O’Brien. The upcoming season finale this Sunday will mark as the final episode fo the series. The show starred Pete Holmes and was a fictionalized yet realistic look at the life of a struggling comedian. Holmes had created the series and helped produce, along with Apatow and company.
This is what Apatow had to say, as stated in the article:
Sunday’s season finale of Crashing will also serve as a series ender.
HBO has canceled the Pete Holmes comedy after three seasons. Executive producer Judd Apatow shared the news on Conan on Thursday, and HBO has confirmed the cancellation to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Well, it’s not really canceled,” Apatow said in response to a question from host Conan O’Brien. “We’re just going to stop making it.”
“What stopped you from making more?” O’Brien asked.
“They told us we should never make any more [episodes],” Apatow replied.
“Crashing” had a niche audience on the channel, but one that was actually growing. However, the story is now done. HBO and Apatow have a solid relationship, so it likely won’t be long before they team up for a new project.