By Lesley Goldberg
The low-rated comedy was a favorite with critics.
After two seasons, HBO's gay-themed comedy Looking has reached the end of its road.
Rather than renewing the critically praised Jonathan Groff comedy for a third season, the premium cable network will conclude the story with a special.
"After two years of following Patrick (Groff) and his tight-knit group of friends as they explored San Francisco in search of love and lasting relationships, HBO will present the final chapter of their journey as a special," HBO said in a statement. "We look forward to sharing this adventure with the shows' loyal fans."
Season two ended Sunday with a cliffhanger that saw Patrick struggling to choose between his current flame, Kevin (Russell Tovey) and his ex, Ritchie (Raul Castillo). The decision to close out the series with a special follows a similar move by the cable network with the Stephen Merchant comedy Hello Ladies.