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Hung: Cancelled by HBO; No Season Four

HungRay Drecker may be very popular with the ladies but HBO doesn’t want a fourth season of his TV series. The pay-for-view channel has cancelled Hung after 30 episodes and three seasons on the air.

Hung stars Thomas Jane as a struggling Detroit high school baseball coach and divorced father. He resorts to male prostitution to take advantage of his natural “endowments.” The show’s cast includes Jane Adams, Anne Heche, Eddie Jemison, Rebecca Creskoff, Gregg Henry, Charlie Saxton, and Sianoa Smit-McPhee.

This past season, Hung averaged a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.02 million viewers. That’s way down from last season (1.3 in the demo with 2.46 million), which had declined from the 2009 numbers.

The defacto series finale of Hung aired on December 4th and attracted just a 0.4 rating and 930,000 viewers.

HBO has also cancelled Bored to Death and How to Make It in America but has chosen to renew Enlightened, the newest and lowest-rated of the four.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Hung has been cancelled, that there won’t be a fourth season?


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Donna Whatley March 27, 2015 at 1:37 pm

I am seriously reconsidering starting any series on HBO, because of the way they will just drop a show without a proper ending. Deadwood was an awesomean show that got dumped by HBO with an ending, now Hung. Think I will stick with other channels that have a better track record of ending a show how it should.


Eileen March 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm

I can’t believe they cancelled Hung. That show was so original and funny, and I really enjoyed how the characters were maturing and changing in season 3. Now we’ll never know if Ray gets back with Jessica or eventually finds his soul mate in Tanya. HBO – please reconsider a season 4 for Hung!


Don Cheshire February 25, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Best binge show ever……..Sons of Anarchy ….. # 2 Dexter #3 Game of Thrones (in progress for season 5) Hung……HBO needs to end this show on a ++++++…not a fucking ————– period


Don Cheshire February 25, 2015 at 4:25 pm

HBO ****** up big time on this show….. Should of given the fans an “ending” ….Maybe a 2 hour finale. Thomas Jane should be a major film star after “Punisher” ….Maybe hollywood can get him a decent “script” for a Punisher 3″ …….I can see why Mr. Jane bailed from the 2nd punisher…… IT SUCKED…… Yo Hollywood……get Thomas a decent action movie ……Hell ….. Even I can cough up a better story than Punisher 2.

Nuff Stated …… Just finished watching Dexter…..did not like the ending….Just started watching 6 feet under ……can’t picture Michael C. Hall as GAY…… Hung was a better watch …..


Tamara Dunn January 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

Lovve this show HBO needs to rethink this seriously so what the green arrow guy had to go this show wasn’t about him any way they should be searching the internet they might find that most caught the show on-demand or even paid to see episodes they missed


GodlyThing January 5, 2015 at 4:38 am

I think they cancel it because the other guy have to go do Green Arrow show.


Sim January 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

I really loved Hung! Like other commenters I just watched season 1-3 on HBO go in like a week! So original and entertaining! I cant believe HBO dropped the ball on this one after I just discovered it!


Tanya October 12, 2014 at 10:09 am

We just switched cable companies, and signed up for service where HBO is included in the package. I am disappointed that Hung was cancelled. It’s a really great comedy-drama show. I was searching desperately to see when the next will air, then started to search internet for episodes that I didn’t see on HBO in the last month or so. Audience views probably decreased because of the economy – many people lost homes, and of course cannot afford paid channel as HBO, or the package that includes this channel. If the cast read this, know that their acting is very much admired, that they were a part of a great TV series, and I hope they are doing great things.


Brittany V. September 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

My husband & I just got cable ‘on demand’ and started watching Hung. And actually got really hooked.. We finished 3 seasons in 3 days. And yet disappointed to hear that the show was completely canceled!! Such a shame. Now what are we going to watch.. Plus I love me some Thomas Jane


Anonymous August 27, 2014 at 11:17 pm

SOME known facts & statistics…
Dunham’s Girls hit a series high of 1.1 million viewers.
Hung: Adding the 247,000 who tuned in to an encore airing at midnight, the finale drew a total of 1.2 million. Season-to-date, Hung is averaging 4 million viewers per week
Network: HBO Curb Your Enthusiasm
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
Seasons: Ongoing
TV show dates: October 15, 2000 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
maxium 1.99 viewers

Veep: Season one received positive reviews from critics. Review aggregator site Metacritic gave the season a score of 72 based on reviews from 30 critics.[30] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 71% approval rating with an average rating of 6.1/10 based on 22 reviews
Veep Final season averages: 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 910,000 viewers

Obviously keeping shows that are intersting, that have more vewers are not what HBO does any longer. You cancelled Hung, Board to Death, without warning ….both of these had better ratings, BETTER WRITING; BETTER ACTing. So what would be a reason to keep a shitty shows, read the comments about how veep writing, & girls who watches this??? Its less the half of Hung biggest…There is no story here. CURB YOUR E. WORST SHOW EVER, but you keep bringing it back. WHY? It was not a good show ever, obviously you are not concerned with your customer base. I liked your edgy takes on stories. I wasnt alone, by stats a lot were pissed off at choice to cancel. Are you finanially unable to produce good shows?? I would much rather see 5 interesting series then 20 SUCKY ONES!! And just getting an emmy is not impressive…You to send them in yourself HBO>>>> being chosen in some instance maybe you are the only one who summitted in a perticular category. WOW AND You Won. NOT IMPRESSIVE. VEEP SECOND WORST ONLY AFTER CURB. HOW many YEARS WILL YOU FORCE BAD PAID TV ON US?? NETFLIX DOESNT HAVE A CHANNEL BUT THEY HAVE BETTER EDGY INTERESTING SERIES. AND ARE BEATING YOU. Shame on you. THESE STATS WERE ALL FOUND ON THE NET & WERE PROVIDED BY YOUR COMPANY. Dont say girls is good SHOW LOOK AROUND AT THE STATS>>>>Do Watch it.??


Daniel Mejias August 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

Its always the best shows like this one that get ended like this. Please bring Ray Drecker back!!


Donald Sawyer August 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I am also very disappointed. I still have hope that with enough fan fair, they will bring this show back. A story about a guy using his penis as an asset. He is a true G. It is also a story about struggle. Real people in Detroit. Most shows on television are so Fluffy and fake. Shahs of Sunset, ect. Most Arabs are not living like that. Most people in The United States make $30,000 per year. Where do they live? How do they survive? Hats off the Hung and its cast!


slik July 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm

They should keep going on this show. Disappointed that they ended. Boo HBO.


Mar July 10, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Just watched all 3 seasons of Hung and I am extremely disappointed to see that their will not be a season 4?????? This was a great and funny show. Just started to see the show coming together and was really looking forward to see what happens next. Real bummer.


Tony Gunn February 4, 2014 at 10:19 pm

True Blood “jumped the shark” already with pompous vampires and everyone some kind of supernatura “thing” now. Boring and getting unwatchable. Hungvwas still interesting and funny. Storyline was coming along. But look at what happened to Deadwood. No proper end. Network tv mostly trys to do a finale for a multi season show. Screwed pooch on this one.


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