Articles for Hung Season 1

In an effort to boost its post-Sopranos original series lineup, HBO is launching dark comedy and ticklishly titled Hung this summer, and this early on, the series has already garnered significant attention online.  The playfully titled comedy stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher) as Ray Drecker, a underpaid and depressed high school teacher and basketball coach who feels embittered after his wife of 20 years leaves him for her dermatologist.When a fire damages his rundown Detroit house, Ray‘s spirits are in an all-time low.  To make matters worse, his twin children who was living with him, leave to move in with their mom and her new husband.  Ray then finds himself attending a local self-help class whose central mantra is to identify a personal "winning tool" to market for financial success.  Ray has a eureka moment after he meets a fellow attendee and ex-flame Tanya.  Since then, he has vowed to use his greatest asset (refer to the title of the series if this is still unclear)to change his fortunes. Read more »
The bigger the better?Following the much-hyped-about sophomore run of its hit True Blood, HBO viewers can look forward to yet another original series from the cable channel.  Hung, a brand new comedy starring The Punisher‘s Thomas Jane, follows popular high school jock turned underpaid high school teacher Ray Drecker (Jane) who ends up using his mighty proportions to make things turn around for his life that is currently in shambles. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of Hung - "Strange Friends or the Truth Is, You‘re Sexy" - Ray‘s (Thomas Jane) luck sinks further after the debacle involving Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff) when his nosy neighbor Howard Koontz accuses him of public indecency. On the other hand, his kids Damon (Charlie Saxton) and Darby (Sianoa Smit-McPhee) can‘t wait to go back to their dad since they can‘t stand Jessica‘s (Anne Heche) meddling. Finally, the partnership forged by Ray and Tanya (Jane Adams) seems to have reached a dead end, until a last-minute proposal gives it a much-needed boost.HBO dramedy Hung revolves around high school teacher and basketball team coach Ray Drecker who, after a string of misfortunes hit his life, decided to take advantage of his greatest asset - his big proportions. His wife Jessica ran off with a dermatologist taking away their two kids. Ray, meanwhile, had found an unlikely ally in budding poet Tanya, who took on the job as his pimp. Read more »
Sunday nights will get a little more consistent on HBO.The network has announced that they are renewing True Blood, Entourage and Hung for new seasons in 2010.  The announcement was made earlier by HBO‘s programming chief Michael Lombardo at the TCA press tour in Pasadena, CA. Read more »
Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will revealthis year‘s Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect. The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys,nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They‘ve also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year‘s Golden Globes.  Read more »
The Golden Globe nominations were revealed this morning, and on the TVside, returning dramas ruled while new comedies pushed old favoritesaside.  Glee claims to top spot with four nominations, for BestComedy Series as well as individual nominations for stars MatthewMorrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.  Read more »
The results are in! The 67th annual Golden Globes, the first Hollywood award ceremony of the year, kicked off tonight at 8pm EST on NBC with several fashion hits and misses, teary acceptance speeches and some witty punch lines served by British comedian host Ricky Gervais. Read more »

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