HBO Max has decided not to renew the rebooted Head of the Class for a second season.
After a single season, the streamer has cancelled the remake of the 1986-91 sitcom. On November 4, HBO Max published all ten episodes of the multi-camera series.
Head of the Class was produced by Warner Bros. Television. Bill Lawrence’s Warner Bros.-based Doozer Productions conceived and executive produced the show with Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen. HBO Max, like other streaming services, does not provide specific watching data for its programming.
HBO Max said in a statement “We will not be moving forward with a second season of Head of the Class.” “We were grateful to work with Bill, Amy, and Seth to bring back such an iconic series, and we thank them and the terrific cast for their hard work and dedication.”
Head of the Class is the second scripted series to be cancelled by HBO Max in its 18-month history. The other, Generation, was similarly a comedy set in a high school (although very different in tone and style).
Gomez, Jorge Diaz, Jolie Hoang Rappaport, Gavin Lewis, Dior Goodjohn, Brandon Severs, Adrian Matthew Escalona, and Katie Beth Hall starred in the reboot, which also featured Robin Givens from the original series as a guest role opposite Christa Miller. Darlene Hayward was played by Givens again.
For Doozer, Phill Lewis, and Bill Callahan, Lawrence, Pocha, and Cohen executive produced with Jeff Ingold. Liza Katzer of Doozer served as co-executive producer. Pocha & Cohen wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Lewis and produced by Doozer Productions in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television.
This is only the second HBO Max original scripted series to be cancelled, following fellow comedy Generation. (Both were aimed at a teen demographic.) The streamer’s only original multi-camera sitcom was Head Of The Class.