Hung is an American dramedy television series created by Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson and starring Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a struggling suburban Detroit high school basketball coach who resorts to prostitution to make ends meet.
The series aired in the USA on HBO from 28 June, 2009 to 4 December, 2011. There are 30 half-hour episodes in three seasons.
Hung premiered in South Africa on M-Net and DStv's M-Net HD channel on Tuesday 17 November 2009, at 21h30. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on M-Net and M-Net HD on Tuesday 31 January 2012, at 23h00. It moved to Tuesdays at 22h00 from the seventh episode on, to accommodate the sixth season of Dexter. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the third and final season.
Desperate times call for desperate measures and Ray Drecker's situation couldn't be much tougher.
The former high school sports legend turned middle-aged high school basketball coach is divorced and struggling to provide for his kids when his already run-down house catches fire.
Looking to take on a second job, Ray decides to exploit his best asset in a last-ditch attempt to change his fortunes.
Created by Dmitry Lipkin (creator of The Riches) and Colette Burson, Hung uses dark humour to tell the story of a man fighting to survive personal setbacks that have been compounded by a troubled economy.
The series stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker; Jane Adams as Ray's business partner, Tanya Skagle; Anne Heche as Ray's ex-wife, Jessica Haxon; Eddie Jemison as Jessica's successful husband Ronnie; Sianoa Smit-McPhee as Ray's daughter Darby; and Charlie Saxton as Ray's son Damon.
The series creators are Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson. The executive producers are Colette Burson, Dmitry Lipkin, Alexander Payne, Michael Rosenberg, John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern; the co-executive producers are Scott Stephens and Emily Kapnek.
Sneak Peak: Hung (Includes Trailer)
Series exclusive to M-Net and M-Net HD
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 17 November 2009 | Finale: 19 January 2010 | Tuesdays, 21h30
Season 2 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 28 December 2010 | Finale: 1 March 2011 | Tuesdays, 23h30
Season 3 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 31 January 2012 | Finale: 3 April 2012 | Tuesdays, 23h00/22h00