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Enlightened is an HBO comedy series that follows the stressful life of Amy (Laura Dern). Yet another fan-favorite this series broke new comedic ground when it hit televisions last year. With the tagline - "About A Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakthrough" you know you're going to see some hilarious moments in this show. Take a peek at our schedule page for the latest air dates and times. Below you'll find all of the latest news, trailers and cast profiles for Enlightened. This show has since been cancelled but its spirit lives on via DVD and Blu-Ray!

ENLIGHTENED: Cancelled After Just Two Seasons

ENLIGHTENED: Cancelled After Just Two Seasons

HBO has just lost that ENLIGHTENED feeling. I could also argue that America itself never felt so inclined because the show, sadly for me, has been dropped due to low ratings. Let me give you some numbers: Season One had a total of 0.17 million viewers and Season Two premiered on 01.13.23 with 300,000 viewers and concluded on 03.03.13 with 220,000. The viewing audience just dwindled to a number that caused HBO to take longer than usual to determine the fate of Mike White’s series resulting in the cancellation. The site TVLine had a Q & A with creator/writer White before the ruling. Here is an excerpt: TVLine asked – So I...

Football Causes Episodes of Girls and Enlightned to Premiere Early

Football Causes Episodes of Girls and Enlightned to Premiere Early

HBO has just issued this press release reguarding the normal HBO Sunday schedule conflicting with the Super Bowl: With the Super Bowl scheduled for next Sunday, Feb. 3, your readers may be interested to know that this week’s episodes of GIRLS and ENLIGHTENED will have a one-time-only debut presentation the day before, on Saturday, Feb. 2.   The next episode of GIRLS debuts SATURDAY, FEB. 2 (10:05-10:35 p.m. ET/PT), followed immediately by the debut of the next episode of ENLIGHTENED (10:35-11:05 p.m. ET/PT). Both shows can also be seen at their usual time on Sunday, Feb. 3.   In addition, both upcoming episodes are available...

I’m ENLIGHTENED. Are You?

I’m ENLIGHTENED. Are You?

Somehow I missed Season One of ENLIGHTENED.  It premiered on October 11, 2011 and ran for ten episodes. So, I needed to catch up. I have been doing so watching two episodes at a time on HBOGo with just one episode to go before its second season premiere on Sunday, 01.13 at 9:30 pm. The episodes repeat again at 10:30pm. Just for fun here are those ten Season One episodes by title: “Pilot”, “Now of Never”, “Someone Else’s Life”, “The Weekend”, “Not Good Enough Mothers”, “Sandy”, “Lonely Ghosts”, “Comrades Unite!”, “Consider Helen” and “Burn It Down.” Even before seeing the concluding episode I can say...

ENLIGHTEND’s Amy Jellicoe: Agent of Change or Archangel of Catastrophe?

ENLIGHTEND’s Amy Jellicoe: Agent of Change or Archangel of Catastrophe?

Everyone knows that one person in the office, at school or (gulp) in the family. You know, the kind that has the best of intentions, and yet, things seem to go awry. They start out with a vision and end up a complete blur. They often stumble upon things, as in hidden agendas, conspiracies or corporate treachery. Some people take the high road and stand their ground. Some stay quiet, for fear of reprisal. Others fall off the beaten path and end up…in rehab. Such is the case with our clumsy, but well-meaning heroine, Amy Jellicoe. Season One of Enlightened introduced us to a woman who was clearly on the verge of a breakdown. Amy works for a...

Check It Out: ENLIGHTENED Season Two Trailer

Check It Out: ENLIGHTENED Season Two Trailer

Remember Amy Jellicoe? She is the conflicted lady played by Laura Dern who is out to empower herself towards a meaningful life and improve the world around her. As Season One of ENLIGHTENED proved that is not an easy task on either front. That 10 episode season had us meet Amy and her mother Helen (played by Dern’s real mom Diane Ladd) who she moved back in with after rehab from a mental breakdown. She also braves going back into her workplace, Abbadon Industries, and seeing old friends, rivals and even an ex-lover Levi( played by Luke Wilson). By season’s end we learned that Levi was somewhat of a wreck himself and that Amy didn’t...

Girls & Enlightened Trailers Included in HBO Fall Preview

Girls & Enlightened Trailers Included in HBO Fall Preview

HBO’s Fall line-up officially kicked off tonight with the Season 3 premiere of Boardwalk Empire. In addition, HBO also released a few new trailers giving subscribers a taste of what to expect this season. The new trailers include teasers for the sophomore seasons of Girls and Enlightened; as well as movies, sports, and documentaries that the premium network will be broadcasting. No date has been set for Girls or Enlightened yet, but we do know that both shows will premiere their second seasons in January 2013. Also, the third season of Treme rolls out starting Sept. 23 and will follow Boardwalk Empire on Sunday nights. As for...

Enlightened & Girls to Premiere Early in 2013

Enlightened & Girls  to Premiere Early in 2013

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2012 – HBO has confirmed the second-season premieres of the acclaimed series ENLIGHTENED and GIRLS, with both shows scheduled to kick off ten-episode second seasons in Jan. 2013. ENLIGHTENED tells the story of an ambitious executive at a global conglomerate, who returns to her fractured life after a humiliating public breakdown, determined to lead a more enlightened existence. But her newfound noble intentions only ratchet up the drama, wreaking unexpected havoc on those around her. Laura Dern stars in the series, which she executive produces along with Mike White, who also co-stars, writes and directs. The show...

Dermot Mulroney Cast for Enlightened Season 2

Dermot Mulroney Cast for Enlightened Season 2

Dermoy Mulroney, who can most recently be seen in across from Zooey Deschanel on NBC’s New Girl  has just been cast for HBO’s second season of Enlightened.  The last news coming out of the Enlightened camp was the Molly Shannon would be playing a recurring role on the series. Mulroney will play Jeff Flender, an investigative reporter and  probable love interest for Laura Dern. Amy hires Flender to help her bring down her former employers at Abbadon, but of course they end up in sleeping together instead. We’re not sure how long Dermot will be on the show but if Amy’s history is any indication we doubt he’ll...

Molly Shannon Cast in Enlightened Season 2

Molly Shannon Cast in Enlightened Season 2

Fans rejoiced last year when HBO announced a second season of the comedy series, Enlightened starring Laura Dern.  They celebrated more when Mrs. Dern took home the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy series!  Today we’ve learned that Molly Shannon of SNL and comedy film fame has been tapped to join the cast of Enlightened Season 2. Molly will take on a recurring role as Eileen, executive assistant to Abaddon’s CEO.  She’ll get caught up without knowing it in Amy’s machinations designed to uncover malfeasance at the corporation. Ratings last year were a bit tepid for Enlightened but on the heels of a Golden Globe win...

HBO Renews Enlightened, Cancels 3 Others

HBO Renews Enlightened, Cancels 3 Others

Big news from HBO today as the premium cable network has decided to renew it’s Golden Globe nominated dramedy ‘Enlightened’.  We can also confirm that HBO has decided not to order new seasons of Bored to Death, Hung or How to Make it in America. Fans of the new comedy series Enlightened should be pleased with the renewal of Laura Dern’s new show. Conversely, we know a lot of you are fans of Bored to Death, Hung and How to Make it in America so we hope you’ve enjoyed those programs over the years!  Their memory will live on in you. HBO is most likely doing this to make way for all of the new series being...

Laura Dern Talks Enlightened Season 2

Laura Dern Talks Enlightened Season 2

HBO’s newest ‘dramedy’ has just closed it’s first season and critics all over the internet are already demanding a second season.  As yet the network hasn’t confirmed that Enlightened season 2 is even in the works yet but lead actress/producer Laura Dern already has a few ideas.  In a recent interview the actress responded to questions about the second season of Enlightened: TVLINE - So if there is a Season 2, are were going to see Amy in this Norma Rae-Erin Brockovich kind of role? I know we didn’t see exactly what she did with that access to the corporate email accounts, but can she continue to work at...

Sneak Peek at Monday Night’s ‘Enlightened’

Sneak Peek at Monday Night’s ‘Enlightened’

If you haven’t started watching HBO’s new comedy series Enlightened now would be a good time to start! Episode five continues this Monday night. Here’s a video...

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