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Hung
Genre Comedy-drama
Format Comedy-drama
Created by Dmitry Lipkin
Colette Burson
Starring Thomas Jane
Jane Adams
Sianoa Smit-McPhee
Charlie Saxton
Eddie Jemison
Opening theme "I'll Be Your Man"
by The Black Keys
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Dmitry Lipkin
Colette Burson
Alexander Payne
Michael Rosenberg
Noreen Halpern
John Morayniss
Running time 28 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel HBO
Original run June 28, 2009 (2009-06-28) – present
External links
Official website

Hung is a comedy-drama series, which premiered on HBO on June 28, 2009. The series was created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to male prostitution.

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Plot

Hung follows Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), an unhappy and financially strapped history teacher and basketball coach at a suburban Detroit high school. He's also the father of twin teenagers (Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee) who are currently living with their remarried mother (Anne Heche). After a fire destroyed the childhood home Ray still owns and lived in, he was without many options. With the help of a friend, Tanya (Jane Adams), Ray decides to turn his large penis into an opportunity to make money. The episodes center around Ray's attempts to maintain a "normal" life while starting his business as a male prostitute.

Production

The show's pilot was directed by filmmaker Alexander Payne. Payne serves as executive producer along with Lipkin, Burson, and Blueprint Entertainment. Lipkin and Burson's script was the first major purchase by the network's new entertainment president Sue Naegle in April 2008. This move led the writers to immediately work on five more episodes for the series, a total of ten episodes. On December 18, 2008, it was announced HBO picked up the dark comedy. The show's first season ran from June 28, 2009 to September 13, 2009. On July 30, 2009, it was announced that HBO had renewed the series for a second season set to air Summer 2010.[1]

The theme song for Hung is "I'll Be Your Man" by The Black Keys.[2]

Cast and characters

Episodes

International broadcasting

Country Television Network
MexicoArgentinaColombiaVenezuelaChileBrazil Latin America HBO Latin America
Brunei Cambodia Hong Kong Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Singapore South Korea Thailand Vietnam Southeast Asia HBO Asia (2010-01-08)
Australia Australia Showcase on Foxtel and Seven Network
Belgium Belgium Prime
Bulgaria Bulgaria HBO
Canada Canada HBO Canada
Croatia Croatia HBO
Czech Republic Czech Republic HBO
Egypt Egypt Super Comedy
Estonia Estonia ETV
Germany Germany (starting May 6, 2010) Comedy Central
Hungary Hungary HBO
Iceland Iceland Stöð 2
Republic of Ireland Ireland 3e
Israel Israel yes stars Drama HD
Italy Italy SKY Uno
Montenegro Montenegro HBO
Netherlands Netherlands Comedy Central
New Zealand New Zealand TV One
Norway Norway Canal+
Philippines Philippines HBO
Poland Poland HBO
Portugal Portugal Fox Next
Romania Romania HBO
Serbia Serbia HBO
Slovenia Slovenia HBO
South Africa South Africa MNET
Spain Spain (premiered on January 10, 2010) Canal+ Spain
Sweden Sweden Canal+
Turkey Turkey e2, CNBC-e
United Kingdom United Kingdom Channel 4

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Simple English

Hung is a comedy Television series on HBO, created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson. Thomas Jane acts as "Ray Drecker", a High School basketball coach who has little money and who works as a Prostitute to make money.

Production

The first episode was directed by Alexander Payne. Payne helps make Hung along with Lipkin, Burson, and Blueprint Entertainment. Lipkin and Burson’s script was the first big purchase by HBO's new owner Sue Naegle in April 2008. This move led the writers to immediately work on five more episodes for the series, a total of ten episodes. On December 18, 2008, it was said that HBO picked up the dark comedy. The show premiered on June 28, 2009. The theme song for Hung is "I'll Be Your Man" by The Black Keys. On July 30, 2009, HBO renewed Hung for a second season.

Cast

  • Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker
  • Jane Adams as Tanya
  • Anne Heche as Jessica Haxon
  • Charlie Saxton as Damon Drecker
  • Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Darby Drecker
  • Eddie Jemison as Ronnie Haxon
  • Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore







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