HBO says buh-bye to John
I don't think anyone will be too surprised by the following news. One day after the finale of John from Cincinnati aired on HBO the pay-cable network decided to pull the plug on the quirky surfer drama co-created by David Milch.
Unlike Milch's other creation for HBO, the critical and fan favorite Deadwood, John never clicked with viewers, despite a strong cast that featured Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca De Mornay. If you doubt me take a look at some of the comments made by your fellow TV Squad readers on the show. While many of them were fascinated by the concept, and gave Milch the benefit of the doubt, they also expressed confusion and boredom about the show.
Cancellation of John will not be the end of the relationship between HBO and Milch. In fact, he is in the process of extending his development deal with the network (which ends next August) while working on several new projects. Hopefully, one is a return to the adored, salty-languaged Old West.