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HBO Renews ‘Hung’

Gigolo dramedy picked up for an additional ten episode run scheduled to air in 2011

HBO renewed its male-hooker dramedy "Hung" for a third season on Wednesday.

"Hung" debuted in 2009 and stars Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, a financially strapped Michigan history teacher who resorts to prostitution to pay his bills. Jane Adams co-stars as his sometime pimp and Anne Heche as his ex-wife.

HBO has picked up the series for an additional 10-episode run. It is scheduled to air in 2011.

"Hung" has drawn praise for its look at the aftershocks of the economic collapse and Golden Globe nominations for the performances of its lead actors, but it hasn't been able to bring in big ratings. The premiere of season 2 June 28 was watched by 2.5 million viewers, a 12 percent decline from the debut episode in 2009. 

The series was co-created by Colette Burson & Dmitry Lipkin. Burson and Lipkin also serve as executive producers along with filmmaker Alexander Payne, Michael Rosenberg, Scott Stephens, Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss.