The drama will not return for Season 2.
June 22, 2016
HBO has changed its mind on Vinyl, announcing today that it will not be moving forward with a second season after all. This news comes four months after the freshman drama was picked up for Season 2 just days after its premiere episode aired.
The cancellation comes as a bit of a surprise, seeing as how the cable network showed early confidence in the series by issuing the original renewal. It is rare for an HBO series to only run for one season, though not unheard of. It made a similar move with comedy The Brink in 2015, renewing the show during its first season only to change its mind and cancel it a few months later.
The network released the following statement regarding today's news:
After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of Vinyl. Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project.
While no reason was given for the reversal in decision, the show's modest ratings and high production costs likely factored into the decision. Also of note is that HBO's chief programmer, Michael Lombardo, has stepped down since the show's initial renewal, and that his replacement may not have shared his vision for the series.
06/25/16 at 06:58pm
I liked Vinyl. I mean it wasn't the best show in the world but there's a lot worse out there. I feel like it could of grown into pretty good show.
06/24/16 at 10:00am
I initially liked this show, and though my husband continued to like it I lost interest when it turned into a soap opera! I thought it was supposed to be about the music industry? well all I saw was a lot of shouting, drug taking and partying and hardly anything about how the music industry works! This news doesnt surprise me at all!
06/23/16 at 06:29pm
This was a great show and I think hbo is stupid for canceling it very disappointed :(
06/23/16 at 11:34am
WHAT!!!!!! How can HBO be so stupid? Vinyl was one of the best HBO shows since Game of Thrones. Ray Romano and Bobby Cannavale were absolutely FABULOUS in their roles. They need to get rid of crap like True Detective. I guess I'll be watching HBO a lot less now.
06/23/16 at 07:24am
what a freakin joke..thats what happens when 30 yr olds are in charge..they wouldnt know a great show if it bit them in the ass..this was one of the greatest show ever on tv..great production values,great acting and the greatest music in the history of music..so what they gonna put on,some lame-ass techno geek show or some stupid talk show or they'll come up with a another brain dead reality crap..c'mon netflix pick it up..i'm done with Home Bullcrap Orifice
06/23/16 at 07:19am
Too bad. I liked the show.
06/23/16 at 04:26am
WHAT A BUMMER !!
The show was awesome, took us back to the '70s when we all were growing up and listening to "VINYL" records.
The show gave us an excellent insight to the music business in New York 1973. I'll play the blu-ray over and over and over. HBO, what a shame and truly the wrong decision.
VINYL Rules !!!! On TV and in our ears.
06/23/16 at 01:02am
Damn, I just wanted to start watching.. Can someone tell me if season 01 ends with somekind of a cliffhanger? If so, then i won't watch
06/22/16 at 09:40pm
Wow, and they spent so much time and money advertising it. Very USA-like. Over advertise then pull the plug too quickly. At least they brought Curb back.
06/22/16 at 08:41pm
decent show, but was predictable and bobby carnival over-acted. ray romano and juno temple were very good. better shows have been cancelled and worse are still on the air.
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