It's official. HBO canceled Looking, which is bad news for fans of something different. The Season 2 finale typified everything I loved about this show: its subtlety. I think that's one major reason it flew under the radar and even garnered an amazing amount of invective and derision from some viewers.
Since he's a relatively youthful 45-year-old, it's genuinely hard to think of Hal Sparks as an elder statesman of broadcasting. But then again, given that Sparks booked his first professional TV hosting gig while still in high school, he's already got over a quarter-of-a-century of in-front-of-the-camera time under his belt.