'Hung': HBO's Groundbreaking One-Trick Pony

Much has been made about HBO’s post-Sopranos struggles as it muddles through exec transitions while trying to fend off the suddenly surging Showtime and their most recent hits, but one thing is clear today: they’ve got one show in the chamber that everyone is going to be talking about, for better or worse.

Their just-announced show is called Hung. Don’t overthink it – the comedy is about a well-endowed high school basketball coach and father that the show’s creators compare to Spider-Man – as “an average guy who gets in touch with his innate super powers.” Husband and wife creative team Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson, both behind The Riches (FX), brought Hung (guess the title Boogie Nights was already taken) to HBO’s Sue Naegle for her first development deal as network president.

The beauty, if that’s what we want to call it, about Hung is that besides its innate capacity to launch a thousand blog puns (no exclusion here), Lipkin and Burson will effectively have seasons worth of jokes written for them by the rest of us, long before the in-development series hits the air. (Variety)

Posted by Ted Zee on April 24th 2008 | Home Page | 8 Comments Subscribe to this site's feed

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    And not one mention of Alexander Payne? This one might have potential.

  2. Karen Johnson Says:

    Have you seen this show? It sucks! It’s lame and overdone.

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