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'Hung' Spoilers: What's in Store for Ray and Tanya?

by Gary Susman, posted Aug 20th 2010 5:30PM
Jane Adams, Thomas Jane, and Rebecca Creskoff on 'Hung'
Including this Sunday's installment, there are only three episodes of 'Hung' left this season. Which means major, life-changing events seem to be coming for Ray, Tanya and the rest of the characters on the HBO comedy.

Series co-creator Colette Burson spoke to TV Squad today and offered some spoilers about what to expect for the rest of this season (including an important, funny and painful moment coming this Sunday). She also spoke about changes 'Hung' fans can expect to see if, as seems likely, HBO renews 'Hung' for a third season.

Spoilers ahead!

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'Hung' Goes to the Movies

by Gary Susman, posted Jul 19th 2010 5:30PM
'Battleship Potemkin'In a key scene in last night's episode of 'Hung,' Ray tries to transcend the thoughtless-jock image his kids have of him by taking them to see a movie that "interesting" people would like, and he lets poet/pimp Tanya pick the movie and come along. Big mistake, since the movie ends up being some weird Russian silent art film. Neither Ray nor his teen twins seem to realize that Tanya (and the writers of 'Hung') have tried to expose them to a monumental classic in the history of cinema.

Though no one mentions it, it's clear from the scene they watch that the film is Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece 'Battleship Potemkin,' one of the most important and influential films in movie history. It's one of the most famous as well; the sequence of the massacre on the Odessa steps (complete with runaway baby carriage) is so iconic that it's been copied all over the place, from 'The Untouchables' to 'The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult' to 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith' to last year's 'Inglourious Basterds.'

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If you like schoolyard puns, then you'd like the Hung panel - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 31st 2009 1:14AM
Thomas Jane of HungGoing in, everyone in the crowd had to know that the panel for HBO's Hung was going to consist of puns and schoolyard humor. After all, it's a show about a down-and-out guy who uses his best asset -- his manhood -- and becomes a male prostitute. So it shouldn't have been a big surprise when a reporter started the questioning by asking whether the show continues a trend of shows about "ordinary working stiffs with a secret."

It went pretty much downhill from there, aided and abetted by the show's stars, Thomas Jane and Jane Adams.

Jane, on his audition process: "I had to go into the other room to disrobe, so I wouldn't hit anyone in the eye. It's for safety."

Adams told a critic that it was interesting he was making so many penis puns "While you're holding that mike."

Co-creator Colette Burson got into the act, calling the member of Jane's character of Ray Drecker as "The Platonic Penis. It's the ideal penis on a certain level."

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The Punisher gets Hung on HBO

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 19th 2008 12:34AM
Thomas JaneIt's Dirk Diggler on the small screen. Sort of. Actually, it's the Punisher with a giant schlong. Well, sort of. HBO has picked up Hung, starring Thomas Jane for a 10-episode summer run. It's a show about a high-school basketball coach who's well ... hung. Well hung. Yeah, I meant to do that. The half-hour comedy is hoping to capitalize on the success of Entourage, Flight of the Conchords and virtually nothing else comedic on the network by using sex and a giant dong to capture ratings.

Hey, if Showtime can find success with the UK's Secret Diary of a Call Girl, then HBO should be good to go, right? The best part about the article is that writer Dmitry Lipkin said, "The show is very much about what's happening in the country, how people are trying to survive using what God had given them." I guess prostitution is on the rise then, because God gave lots of women the tools to do that. And I can't wait to get started on my career in modeling because God gave me all of this (just imagine Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington and think way more beautiful).

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HBO gets well-endowed with Hung

by Jane Boursaw, posted Apr 25th 2008 3:01PM
Colette BursonIt seems that everything comes to HBO eventually, and now they're proving once and for all that size really does matter.

In development is Hung, a series revolving around a well-endowed guy who figures out a way to use his sizable assets. A former high school sports legend, now he's slogging through middle age as a dad and high school basketball coach. Things start looking, uh, up when he creates a scheme to add some zest into his life.

Although further details are sketchy at this point, I keep thinking about Weeds, only in this case, maybe it's about a dad who ventures into adult-oriented territory to keep food on the table and pay the bills. Anyone have further intel? It's HBO, so anything is possible.

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