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Thomas Jane is Hung

by Kona Gallagher, posted Aug 1st 2008 2:02PM
Thomas JaneHBO has found the lead for one of their roughly 658 new "Hey, remember how we used to have good TV shows before we started giving you crap like John From Cincinnati? Huh? Do ya?" pilots.Thomas Jane (The Punisher) has been tapped to star in Hung, a one-hour dark comedy about a middle-aged high school basketball coach who figures out a way to use his best asset. Now, I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that the title doesn't mean that his best asset is his ability to tie a wicked hangman's noose.

Hung is a top priority at HBO, as new entertainment president Sue Naegle has made the spec script her first major purchase and first pilot pickup. Written by the creator of The Riches and directed by Oscar winner Alexander Payne (Sideways), Hung marks Jane's first regular TV role. He has, of course, previously made TV appearances, including a stint on wife Patricia Arquette's series, Medium.

HBO is trying hard to win back viewers like me who realized that Entourage and nonstop airings of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry weren't quite worth the premium fee. At least from my point of view, it's working. The shows HBO has in the pipeline actually look pretty interesting to me and I'm seriously considering resubscribing before they premiere.

What about you? Have you given up on HBO? Will this or any of the other shows make you come back, or are you sticking to Weeds on Showtime?

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Blair M

Daniel Knauf said at comic-con that he'd had a new show picked up by HBO so I'm excited. I only wish the new show were the continuation of Carnivale. Season 3 was supposed to take place four or five years later anyways...

August 01 2008 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ryan

One good show HBO has in the meantime is the fabulous Generation Kill.

August 01 2008 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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