HBO Cancels Tomlin’s Bad Road

HBO has dropped its Lily Tomlin-fronted dramedy 12 Miles of Bad Road. They had produced six episodes of the show, which starred Ms. Tomlin as the matriarch of a Texas real estate family, according to Broadcasting & Cable. But this death can’t be blamed on the writers’ strike. HBO executives ultimately deemed it a poor match for the network’s sensibilities, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. The show’s pilot was executive-produced by Designing Women‘s Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and her husband, Harry Thomason. The plot, pilot showrunners, and leading lady all seemed a little moldy for HBO, especially when the channel is struggling to fill a schedule left by shows like The Wire (and their new show John Adams seems like a snore too).

HBO Cancels Tomlin’s Bad Road