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One Year After 'Enlightened' Was Unjustly Canceled, Why Netflix Should Revive The Beloved Comedy

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.03.2014 | TV
Matthew Jacobs

It's been one year since we bid adieu to HBO's wonderful "Enlightened." Now is a better time than ever for Netflix to revive the short-lived dramedy.

The 13 Best TV Shows of 2013

Morgan Glennon | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Morgan Glennon

The clock is counting down to 2014, which means it's time for another "best of" list. This was a very, very good year if you like very, very good television.

The Impossible Paradox of Life and Death

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

At the highest metaphysical level, my teacher was right: It takes no effort to be free. But interestingly enough, this spiritual freedom is of little help to me now as I face one of the most challenging decisions of my life. As life is so full of paradox, so is enlightenment.

The Only Place in the Universe

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.

Enlightened Self-Interest

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Enlightened self-interest refers to the understanding and trust that what a person does to enhance another's quality of life enhances one's own quality of life to a similar degree. More simply put, it is the idea that "what goes around comes around."

9 Things To Love About Laura Dern

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

Let's keep this short and sweet: We love Laura Dern. Because, really now, what's not to love? She's the daughter of Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd, she'...

'Enlightened' Has Been Canceled

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — HBO says the Laura Dern series "Enlightened" isn't coming back for a third season. In a statement Tuesday, the premium cable chan...

'Enlightened' Has Been Canceled

Posted 05.19.2013 | TV

"Enlightened" has been canceled. The HBO has given the critically-acclaimed comedy from Laura Dern and Mike White the axe after just two seasons. ...

8 Reasons HBO Must Bring Back 'Enlightened'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 05.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The cost of an entire season of "Enlightened" is probably a fraction of the "Game of Thrones" catering budget. Would all the bad publicity after an "Enlightened" cancellation be worth the relatively paltry sum HBO would save?

Maureen Ryan

What's Next For 'Enlightened' - If It Comes Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.03.2013 | TV

Don't read on unless you've seen the season finale of HBO's "Enlightened." So who is "Enlightened's" Amy Jellicoe? A brave whistleblower? "An h...

Get Enlightened

Caroline Vella | Posted 05.01.2013 | TV
Caroline Vella

The subject of personal growth is one I connect to, so it surprises me Enlightened hasn't appealed to a larger audience and that its future is uncertain.

WATCH: Amy Warns Tyler In 'Enlightened' Finale Sneak Peek

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

The Season 2 finale for "Enlightened" arrives Sunday, March 3 and it may bring big changes for Amy (Laura Dern) and Tyler (Mike White), friends and co...

Maureen Ryan

'Enlightened' Creator On How His HBO Show Is -- And Isn't -- Like 'Girls' & 'Homeland'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 02.15.2013 | TV

A week after "Enlightened" premiered in 2011, a little show called "Homeland" debuted on Showtime. After a longer-than-usual break, "Enlightened" retu...

WATCH: How To Spark Your Own Spirituality

OWN | Posted 01.24.2013 | OWN

You don't need to be religious to live a more spiritual life. On a recent episode of "Super Soul Sunday," up-and-coming spiritual teachers Gabrielle B...

WATCH: Luke Wilson Gets Real In An Intense 'Enlightened'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.25.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Luke Wilson's performance in this scene, and in the rest of the moving episode, is subtle and note-perfect. The episode is unsparing and even funny about the multiple issues that Levi faces and it doesn't offer easy answers, but I found it extraordinarily engaging and moving.

HBO's Best Show? It's Not The One You Think

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.17.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Enlightened's" must-see second season is one of the best stories I've experienced in a long time. And -- apropos for a show about a woman who wants to live a more vivid and connected life -- it is an experience.

What To Watch In 2013

Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

With the new year comes new TV shows! TV's 2013 midseason schedule is chockfull and HuffPost TV has all the information on what's to come. Many fav...

Rejecting the Wanting Self

Tara Brach | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

As the monk in the Zen tale shows, if we push away desire, we disconnect from our tenderness and we harden against life. We become like a "rock in winter." When we reject desire, we reject the very source of our love and aliveness.

FIRST LOOK: 'Enlightened' Is Back For Season 2

Posted 12.07.2012 | TV

"Enlightened" is headed back to HBO this January, and we have an exclusive first look at the show's key art for Season 2. Check out "Enlightened's"...

Is There 'Quick Enlightenment"? (VIDEO)

Sadhguru | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

One should not aim for something one does not know; instead, one should look at his current limitations in life and see how to go beyond them.

When Will 'Girls' Be Back On HBO?

Posted 09.06.2012 | TV

Get ready to ring in the new year with second seasons of "Girls" and "Enlightened" on HBO. The network has given the official word that the shows w...

Dermot Mulroney Books New TV Gig

Posted 03.31.2012 | TV

Dermot Mulroney is getting "Enlightened"! Mulroney -- who is currently romancing Zooey Deschanel's character, Jess, in a guest arc on Fox's freshm...

The 2012 Golden Globes: The Taming of Ricky Gervais

Michael Russnow | Posted 03.17.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

It's oddly intriguing that a lackluster show and a diluted dose of Ricky Gervais appeals to me greater than his shockmeister two prior appearances.

TV Says See Ya, Men!

Chris Harnick | Posted 02.19.2012 | TV
Chris Harnick

Looking at HBO's recent move -- the canceling of male-driven shows "Hung," "How to Make it in America," and "Bored to Death" and the renewal of the Laura Dern-fronted "Enlightened" -- it's become even more apparent: TV is now the land of women. And that's not a bad thing.

HBO Axes Three Fan Favorites

Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

HBO has canceled three of its shows: "Hung," "How to Make it in America" and "Bored to Death," Variety was the first to report. But the primetime cabl...