HBO ending 'Enlightened' after 2 seasons

In this publicity image released by HBO, Laura Dern, left, and Luke Wilson are shown in a scene from the original HBO series

In this publicity image released by HBO, Laura Dern, left, and Luke Wilson are shown in a scene from the original HBO series "Enlightened," which premiered on Oct. 10, 2011. HBO says Dern's series "Enlightened" isn't coming back for a third season. In a statement Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the premium cable channel said it was proud of the show, and called canceling it a "very difficult decision." (AP Photo/HBO, Nicola Goode, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO says the Laura Dern series "Enlightened" isn't coming back for a third season.

In a statement Tuesday, the premium cable channel said it was proud of the show, and called canceling it a "very difficult decision."

"Enlightened," created by Dern and her co-star Mike White, was critically acclaimed but low-rated.

Last year, Dern won a Golden Globe for best TV comedy actress for her role as a manic-depressive who becomes an activist. The "Enlightened" cast also included Diane Ladd and Luke Wilson
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