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Hank 2.JPG
Hank title screen
Format Situation comedy
Created by Tucker Cawley
Starring Kelsey Grammer
David Koechner
Melinda McGraw
Jordan Hinson
Nathan Gamble
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (5 unaired) (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Tucker Cawley
Kelsey Grammer
Mike Clements
Tom Werner
Producer(s) Warner Bros. Television
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 22 minutes
Original channel ABC
Original run September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) – November 4, 2009 (2009-11-04)
Status Cancelled

Hank (originally titled Awesome Hank and PRYORS) is a comedy television series which ran on ABC from September 30, 2009 to November 4, 2009.[1] The series was created by Tucker Cawley and is about a Wall Street executive who loses his job and reconnects with his small-town family.[2] Hank originally aired on Wednesday nights in the fall season and stars Kelsey Grammer. The series was produced by Good Humor Television and from Warner Bros. Television.



Hank Pryor (Kelsey Grammer) is a high-powered business executive. He lives with his wife, Tilly (Melinda McGraw), their daughter, Maddie (Jordan Hinson) and their son, Henry (Nathan Gamble). The big life is great for them until Hank is suddenly released from his CEO job and has his family relocate from New York to the small southern town of River Bend, Virginia. Life is not all too grand now with having to live in the same zip code as Tilly's family, but for Hank, it's starting small to become big.




The show has been critically panned, scoring a 37/100 in Metacritic, with viewers agreeing with the critics, scoring it at a 4.2/10.[3] The Los Angeles Times has noted "There's nothing here you couldn't imagine from the premise, but there's also nothing wrong with what's here: McGraw is a good foil for Grammer, and Grammer is good at what he does."[4] The New York Post panned the show: "Hank is one of the worst new (or old) comedies of this or many other seasons".[5]


Hank was officially cancelled on November 11, 2009 amidst low ratings and bad reviews.[6] A total of ten episodes of the series have been produced, leaving five episodes unaired. ABC has stated that they had no immediate plans to air the remaining episodes and special programs and reruns of comedy shows will air in its place.[6] In a December 2009 interview with Jay Leno, Kelsey Grammer admitted that he had initially called Warner Bros. to ask that the show be cancelled because it was too unfunny.[7]


  1. ^ Futon Critic Staff. "ABC Sets First Wave of Fall Premieres",, 9 June 2009.
  2. ^ Schneider, Michael (2009-01-06). "Kelsey Grammer to star in ABC pilot". Variety. Retrieved 2009-04-12.  
  3. ^ Hank at
  4. ^ Lloyd, Robert. "'Hank' and 'The Middle'", Los Angeles Times, 30 September 2009.
  5. ^ Stasi, Linda. "Back to them", New York Post, 30 September 2009.
  6. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (2009-11-11). "ABC Cancels "Hank"". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-11-11.  
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