HBO adds pair of comedies, drug drama

HBO--you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll blow your nose. The pay cable network is in the midst of a post-Sopranos transition and is loading up on new original programs to fill the gaping hole left by the mob. Two new shows have been picked up to series, and one drama is currently in development with heavyweight producers.

The comedies How to Make It in America and Bored to Death have been picked up to series, says The Hollywood Reporter. How to, about a pair of young hustlers living the American dream in New York, should make a perfect companion piece to Entourage, and Bored stars Jason Schwartzman as an alcoholic author who starts to imitate the lives of classic pulp-fiction detectives.

On the drama side, producers and explosion-lovers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing Cocaine Cowboys for the network. Based on the documentary of the same name, the drama will follow the men who ran the cocaine market in Miami.

Earlier this week, HBO picked up the dark comedy Hung to series. It's about a man who learns to use his large penis to his advantage. HBO: home of hustlers, alcoholic authors, cocaine, and a large penis.

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How interesting, and fascinating at the same time. HBO is also the home of Vampires too, but I can see how that may be one of those "which one doesn't belong themes." I wonder if they'll promote their own condom, like they did with True Blood, they came out with their own promotional campaign for the beverage. May be a "stocking stuffer."
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GOOD FOR HBO
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Alcohol, Cocaine & a large Penis...what more can you ask for?
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"Hung" sounds intriguing :) Anyhow, the other shows seem pretty decent, we'll have to wait and see.
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LOL HBO gets more original every day, I quite like the ideas of these series
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Well these comedies look good. I'm also sure that Michael Bay and Jerry will make a show that will do good from a viewership perspective. I still cannot understand the pickup of the show about the guy with a large ***. Well, you can't win them all.
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lo!!! Gotta love HBO
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I'll take a look at all of them and see how they go. Great last sentence there!
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LMAO at the last sentence. CC and Hung are shows I may watch...
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