‘Close Enough,’ But No Fourth Season: HBO Max Cancels JG Quintel Toon
Close Enough, the original adult animated comedy from Regular Show creator JG Quintel, will not be returning for fourth season on HBO Max. The streamer told Deadline: “After three great seasons, Close Enough is coming to an end. We are so proud of the series and grateful to creator JG Quintel and our partners at Cartoon Network Studios, who made this show an instant fan favorite on HBO Max.”
Quintel commented on the news on Twitter, writing: “It’s true, Close Enough is ending after 3 seasons. I feel fortunate to have worked with so many talented people. Thank you to everyone that helped bring it to life, and to everyong who watched!”
It’s true, Close Enough is ending after 3 seasons. I feel fortunate to have worked on this project with so many talented people. Thank you to everyone that helped bring it to life, and to everyone who watched!
— JG Quintel (@JGQuintel) July 15, 2022
Shutting down Close Enough means the streamer’s current original adult animation lineup is down Steve Dildarian’s recently renewed Ten Year Old Tom and DC’s Harley Quinn, which is about to debut Season 3 this month. However, HBO Max has a hearty development slate, including the Clone High reboot, Velma spin-off and several other projects announced last year.
Close Enough is a surreal animated comedy about a married couple (voiced by Quintel and Gabrielle Walsh), their five-year-old daughter (Jessica DiCicco) and their two divorced best friends/roommates (Jason Mantzoukas and Kimiko Glenn), all sharing a cramped apartment on the eastside of Los Angeles. They navigate a chaotic time in their 30s as they struggle to grow up without growing old. It’s about juggling work, kids, and pursuing your dreams, all while avoiding alien fitness cults, yacht-rock vampires, and silent film era bison. Their life may not be ideal, but for now, it’s close enough.
Close Enough was originally ordered by TBS in 2017 befor emoving to the HBO Max lineup. The show attained a 100% Fresh Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes for its first season in 2020.
Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Season 3 premiered with eight episodes in April. The third run of Quintel’s surreal comedy about a gang of 30-something L.A. roommates struggling with adulthood (and worse) featured guest stars like Henry Winkler, Laraine Newman, John Early, Nikki Glaser, Debra Wilson and Monét X. Change. Danielle Brooks and James Adomian were also series regulars.