The bigger the better for HBO. The pay-cable network has given the go-ahead to Hung, a dark comedy from Dmitry Lipkin, the creator of The Riches, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Heroes leads a flurry of casting news over the weekend, with actor Robert Forster joining NBC's hit in the upcoming season.
Forster's addition comes with a bit of a spoiler attached to it--skip to the next paragraph if you like your television au natural. EW.com says that Forster, who was nominated for an Oscar for Jackie Brown, will play dad to a pair of superpowered siblings--Nathan and Peter Petrelli. It's currently unclear when and in what context--flashback, present day, or something else--Forster's character will be in the show.
Thomas Jane (The Punisher, The Mist) is adding to his manhood with his latest starring role. The actor has been cast as the lead in HBO's dark comedy Hung, about a man who's packing downstairs and figures a way to put his physical specimen to good use, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's not ...Read more
HBO's road to resurgence will involve more huge penises and Hollywood douches. The premium cable channel has announced the renewal of the well-endowed comedy Hung, the movie-star lifestyle comedy Entourage, and smash sensation True Blood for extra seasons.
Unlike its main character, Hung is far from well-endowed.
Divorced high school basketball coach, Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), is a monument to the under-achieving middle-American male. As a teenager he was a sports star who snaffled a beauty queen (Anne Heche) and looked forward to a golden future. But his athletic career never happened, his 'DAQ dipped and two years ago Ray's wife left him for a short dermatologist. In Hung's opening episode, a series of unfortunate events leads Ray to examine his financial worth, and he quickly identifies his large penis as his only real asset. So our protagonist attempts to fix his money problems with a spot of man whoring. Oh.
Like Breaking Bad, Hung is a potent Average Joe fantasy. In both shows an emasculated teacher hits rock bottom so formulates an unfeasibly macho plan to save himself from financial ruin and a numbing, tragi-normal ...Read more
"It's hard to make an indecent living." Thomas Jane heads up the cast in this comedy as Ray Drecker, a middle-aged basketball coach and high school History teacher who figures out how to put his exceptional physical endowments to use and change his fortunes. Forced to find an alternative source of income after a series of unfavorable events, Ray takes on a whole new profession aided by his pimp and business partner, Tanya Skagle (Jane Adams). Joining Jane and Adams are Men in Trees' Anne Heche who plays Ray's ex-wife, Jessica and Eddie Jemison as Jessica's new husband, Dr. Ronnie Haxon. Rounding up the series cast are Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee who play Jessica and Ray's twin children, Damon and Darby. Created by Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the series is filmed both in areas of Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.moreless