Network scraps second season of Mort drama

HBO has scrapped plans for a second season of drama “Tell Me You Love Me.”

Series creator-exec producer Cynthia Mort said in statement issued Friday afternoon that she and others were “unable to find the direction of the show for the second season,” noting “the considerable amount of time” that has passed since its first 10-seg season bowed last September.

Show that examined the lives of three couples undergoing counseling raised eyebrows for its steamy sexual content but was not a ratings-grabber for HBO. The pay cabler picked up “Tell Me” for a second season last October after just four airings, but the show from HBO Entertainment and Pariah had yet to resume production.

HBO programming prexy Michael Lombardo stressed that the feevee outlet intended to stay in biz with Mort.

“We really feel Cynthia has an important voice that belongs on HBO, and we look forward to the next show she will create for us,” he said.

The show’s ensemble included Jane Alexander, Michelle Borth, Ally Walker, Tim DeKay, Adam Scott and Sonya Walger.

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