Will HBO turn a blind eye to ratings and pick up Looking for a third season? That’s the big question looming over the Jonathan Groff-led dramedy, which airs its Season 2 finale tonight (10/9c).
“I’m cautiously optimistic,” series creator Michael Lannan tells TVLine of the show’s renewal chances. “HBO has always given us a lot of support. They love the show.”
And even more important than their affection for Patrick, Agustin, Gus & Co., is their understanding that ratings aren’t everything — which, in Looking‘s case, is a very good thing. (The show’s last episode drew 300K viewers and .14 demo rating).
“[HBO realizes] there are other things more important than numbers,” Lannan acknowledges. “Our numbers have been OK, just not incredible. HBO has been great and, hopefully, they will continue to be.”
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