HBO will not be Crashing for a fourth season
The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that HBO has decided to pass on renewing the Pete Holmes-starring comedy series Crashing after three well-received seasons on the premium cable network.
The news, which was officially confirmed by HBO on Friday, was initially announced by executive producer Judd Apatow on Thursday night’s episode of Conan, which can be viewed in the player below, jokingly stating they decided they would stop making episodes after being told they should not make any more episodes.
Crashing’s third season finds Pete reinvigorated, meaning he no longer crashing on people’s couches. With this newfound vigor, he reenters the NYC stand-up comedy world following a college tour. But even though he’s improved, that doesn’t mean he’s at the head of the pack. While continuing to orbit around fellow comic and ex-girlfriend Ali, he connects with a new woman, Kat, who has a unique perspective on the comedy world and isn’t trying to make it big by telling jokes. As Pete edges closer to success one stand-up set at a time, he continues to navigate his faith, dating and the ever-changing comedy scene.
The series is executive produced by Holmes, Apatow (Girls, The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling), Judah Miller (Playing House) and Igor Srubshchik (Master of None).
Series veterans featured on season three of Crashing include: Lauren Lapkus (Animals) as Pete’s ex-wife, Jessica; George Basil (Wrecked) as Leif, Jessica’s former lover; Jamie Lee (Girl Code) as Ali Reissen, a fellow comic and former love interest; Zach Cherry (You) as Pete’s manager, who goes by Chicken Wing; Dov Davidoff (Shades of Blue) as Jason; Jermaine Fowler (Superior Donuts) as Russell; and Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman) as Anaya. Madeline Wise (Peacekeepers) joins the series in the recurring role of Kat, an outgoing city girl who inspires Pete to get serious about his career.
Despite a large increase in ratings for the series’ third season compared to the lower second season’s, and steady positive reviews from critics and audiences, HBO will end the series after the third season, which is set to conclude on March 10, but Apatow teases that a film follow-up is in talks between himself and Holmes.