HBO is not really known for canceling their shows, but rather letting them run for at least three years and calling the cancellation a "conclusion." (*ahem, ahem* The Newsroom *cough, cough*). But even more rare, for any network, is to give a show a renewal and then pull a complete 180 and cancel the show instead.
The cabler has made the rare decision and has decided to cancel the summer comedy The Brink after only one season, Deadline reports. HBO even gave a direct statement to Deadline as to why they decided to pull the show's renewal:
After evaluating our schedule and our programming needs, we unfortunately decided we cannot give The Brink the attention it deserves for a second season.
Personally, this news is very disappointing, as the show delivered incredible political satire in a time when addressing our foreign policy's issues with comedy is a necessary thing. The writing of the show was superb and the cast was phenomenal, so for HBO to pass on a second season is disheartening to hear.
Here's a look at the Jack Black and Tim Robbins starring comedy: