August 17, 2023

Word is out that Painting With John has been cancelled by HBO after three seasons. Star John Lurie took to Twitter to let his followers know that the unscripted series will not be continuing. Its now-final season aired its last episode on July 7.

Lurie, the cult-favorite musician, actor, and painter writes, directs, and stars in the part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat. Episodes feature Lurie, who co-founded musical group The Lounge Lizards, at his worktable honing his watercolor techniques and sharing his life lessons big and small. The series combines his irreverent point-of-view with dynamic captures of his paintings and original music, vivid retellings of his wildest memories, and even some of his luminary toast.