The creator of the HBO Max show has reached out to his fanbase to help create another season of his show.
Jeff Pearlman is the author of the book Showtime on which the HBO Max show Winning Time is based.
The drama series focuses on the Showtime Lakers, an era in Los Angeles Lakers history.
While fans and critics love the show, Jeff said the SAG-AFTRA strike has paralyzed production and jeopardized the future of the show.
Speaking on X, formerly known as Twitter, he said: “And to be blunt, I’m worried that there won’t be a third season.
“And it’s not about me. I’m doing well. It’s about a cast of great young actors living it. So seriously, tell your friends to support Winning Time and show HBO you want it to continue.”
The writer also claimed that the show “needs eyes and views to survive.”
He said: “I’ve addressed it before on my feed. We really need people to watch this show.
“It is not a given that there will be a third season of Winning Time. And we need ratings improvement. We need attention.”
“That’s how they measure the success of the show.”
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Fans and critics of the show saw Jeff’s testimony and shared their thoughts on the HBO Original Series.
One said: “I loved the book and enjoyed the first season. I feel like people want to wait until they’re stuffed all season long? Either way, I’m a spectator.”
Another said: “It’s crazy that this isn’t being watched. So good!”
Other viewers don’t hold the show in such high esteem.
One said, “I really can’t stand the portrayal of Jerry West on this show and wouldn’t mind at all if she was cancelled.”
Someone said, “I’m not sure if anyone would notice if the show just ended. The first season was awful.”
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HBO’s most recent cancellation was the documentary Painting with John.
According to the network’s website, the show is “part meditative tutorial, part fireside chat.”
The synopsis continues, “This unscripted comedy series is directed and stars by favorite musician, actor, director, painter and co-founder of The Lounge Lizards, John Lurie.”
“In each episode, Lurie hones his intricate watercolor techniques and shares his thoughts on what he’s learned about life.”
The third and final season ended with its last episode on July 7th.
The show’s star, John Lurie, shared his thoughts on the end of the show in a tweet on Wednesday.
He wrote: “I’m sorry to say that Season 3 of Painting with John will be the last.
“I’m saddened by this, but it’s a miracle it happened at all.
“Thanks to HBO, Adam McKay, Todd Schulman, Erik Mockus, Nesrin Wolf and AnnMary James.”
He added that the “show is still on Max if you haven’t seen it yet.”
Fans mourned the show’s cancellation with a series of responses to John to let him know what the show has meant to them over the years.
One follower tweeted, “The fact that something so strange could exist on commercial television was an enigmatic and beautiful thing.”
“It felt like a lazy caper. Congratulations on continuing to break new ground in the dark arts of Slack.”
Another fan shared: “It was a lifesaver in these delicate, rough times. Thanks for that.”
“I’m sorry the show is over. I enjoyed every single one,” wrote a third.