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Austin Nichols played the title character in the HBO series, "John From Cincinnati," which was canceled after one season.
updated 8/15/2007 10:36:22 AM ET 2007-08-15T14:36:22

"John From Cincinnati" has caught its last wave on HBO.

The surfer drama that aired its season finale this week will not return for a second run, the premium cable channel said Tuesday.

The move represents a rare cancellation by HBO of an hourlong drama after its freshman season and a misfire as the channel tries to build its post-"The Sopranos" schedule.

"John From Cincinnati," which blended family drama with the metaphysical, earned mixed reviews and failed to spark audience interest.

The show, created by David Milch ("Deadwood") and "surf noir" novelist and screenwriter Kem Nunn, starred Bruce Greenwood and Rebecca De Mornay.

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