‘Head of the Class’ Reboot Axed on HBO Max After One Season

In a statement regarding the cancellation, an HBO Max spokesperson annunces that they ‘will not be moving forward with a second season of the multi-camera comedy.

AceShowbiz -“Head of the Class” reboot series is dead on HBO Max. The streaming platform revealed on Friday, December 17 that it decided not to renew the comedy series for a second season only after one season.

Hailing from executive producer Bill Lawrence and executive producers/showrunners Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen, the multi-camera series debuted its 10 episodes of the first season in November. It was launched to OK reviews.

In a statement regarding the cancellation, an HBO Max spokesperson said to Deadline, “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” was based on the sitcom created by Rich Eustis & Michael Elias that aired on ABC from 1986-91. The show followed a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge – a teacher, Alicia Gomez, played by Isabella Gomez, who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.

In addition to Gomez, the reboot starred Jorge Diaz, Jolie Hoang Rappaport, Gavin Lewis, Dior Goodjohn, Brandon Severs, Adrian Matthew Escalona and Katie Beth Hall. The original series’ Robin Givens also guest-starred as she reprised her role as Darlene Hayward. She was also joined by fellow original cast Christa Miller.

Jeff Ingold for Doozer, Phill Lewis and Bill Callahan also executive produced the show with Doozer’s Liza Katzer serving as co-executive producer. Pocha & Cohen wrote and Lewis directed the pilot episode for the series from Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Head of the Class” marks only the second original scripted series on HBO Max to get canceled so far. The streaming platform previously canceled fellow comedy “Generation“.

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