HBO Cancels Hung, Bored To Death And How To Make It In America, Renews Enlightened

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/20/hbo-cancels-hung-bored-to-death_n_1160870.html

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    HBO has canceled three of its shows: "Hung," "How to Make it in America" and "Bored to Death," Variety was the first to report. But the primetime cable network did spare one series. According to TVLine, the struggling "Enlightened" was renewed.

    "Hung," which just ended its third season, starred Thomas Jane as a gym teacher-turned male hooker. Jane Adams, Anne Heche and Rebecca Creskoff also starred. The Season 3 finale aired on Dec. 4 and pulled in under 1 million viewers.

    The Bryan Greenberg-fronted "How to Make it in America," about breaking into New York City's fashion scene, just ended its second season. The show, which also starred Lake Bell and Victor Rasuk, brought in under 600,000 for its Season 2 finale.

    "Bored to Death" wrapped its third season in late November. The show starred Jason Schwartzman as a fictional Jonathan Ames as well as Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis. Despite its impressive cast, "Bored to Death" only had 200,000 viewers tune into the Season 3 finale last month.

    The survivor, "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern, will return for a second season. The show recently picked up several Golden Globe nominations, including one for Best Comedy.
     
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    wow..i liked those 3 shows and cant stand enlightened
     
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    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Yeah I didn't really watch any of those. I saw an ep or two of "Hung" and "Bored to Death".



    But they describe me perfectly. :c
     
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    lol
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    i dont understand why HBO cares about ratings

    they get my $15.00 a month
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    "Bored to Death" was OK. Probably would have done better if Schwartzman's character had been punched in the face several times in each episode, that would have been a crowd-pleaser.

    Only segment of "Hung" I saw was the full-frontal scene of that ginger Creskoff woman which was posted all over the place. I suppose that justified the show's existence.
     
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    Boardwalk and Game of Thrones....
     
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    I was really starting to like "Bored To Death"....bummer.
     
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    How to make it ok America was just entourage all over again
     
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    i liked bored to death.
     
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    I liked Bored to Death. Won't miss it much though. I have Enlightened on the DVR, but haven't made it made Ep 1.