It wasn’t a good day for a trio of HBO comedies. The network decided to cancel Bored to Death, Hung and How to Make it in America.
Bored to Death, which starred Jason Schwartzman as a writer who moonlighted as a private detective. Ted Danson, in one of his best TV roles, and Zach Galifianakis played his friends. The comedy lasted for three seasons.
Hung revolved around a well-endowed high school teacher who resorted to becoming a male prostitute to raise money to rebuild his burnt down house and take care of his kids.
How to Make it in America had two seasons under its belt before HBO canceled it. The series follows the lives of Ben Epstein (Bryan Greenberg) and his friend Cam Calderon (Victor Rasuk) as they try to succeed in New York City’s fashion scene.
Meanwhile, freshman series Enlightened, which stars Laura Dern, received a second season pickup. The show revolves around Dern’s character who is a self-destructive executive, who, after the implosion of her professional life and a subsequent philosophical awakening in rehabilitation, tries to get her life back together.