HBO Cancels 'In Treatment' Sessions
by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 31st 2011 1:00AM
Dr. Paul Weston is closing his practice: HBO has pulled the plug on 'In Treatment,' the Gabriel Byrne drama that followed the therapy sessions of a psychologist and his clients. The show lasted three seasons.
Though the series was a critical success -- Byrne won a Golden Globe in 2009 and Glynn Turman and Dianne Wiest won Emmys for their performances in the first season -- it never performed well in the ratings, drawing only 259,000 viewers for its season 3 premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
HBO did soften the blow, somewhat, by keeping the door open for future projects for the characters of the shrink and some of his patients. "It's true that we have no plans to continue with 'In Treatment' as previously formatted. However, we are in continued conversations with the executive producers to find another way to continue telling these rich stories," HBO said in a statement.
What that means is not quite clear -- spin-offs, perhaps, or a similar "therapy" show but in a different setting?
I guess you need to be a Freudian to figure it out.