'Hung' Star Thomas Jane Avoided Watching the Canceled HBO Series
Thomas Jane, whose HBO show, Hung, just got canceled (THR link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/hbo-renews-enlightened-cancels-hung-275734) due to low viewership, avoided tuning in himself.
"I don’t watch television, even though I’m on cable right now," the actor told the addiction and recovery website The Fix in an interview. "I don’t read the newspaper. All the major news, the things that are going on in the world, I get from word of mouth: I get it from friends -- sort of an oral tradition in the village, so to speak. I pick up headline stuff on things like Google News but (avoid) any kind of in-depth brainwashing that’s done by CNN or any news show. And I stopped drinking and doing drugs -- I shut myself off in that way."
Jane, who portrayed a suburban high school basketball teacher-turned-male prostitution, is nominated for a Golden Globe award this year. Despite the acting accolades, the third season of Hung failed to bring Boardwalk Empire-style buzz, attracting 930,000 viewers in a significant drop from the 2.3 million who watched the season-two finale. Also on the chopping block, as previously reported: Bored To Death, starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson. The detective comedy's creator, Jonathan Ames, intends to drown his sorrows at a local pub in Brooklyn. Ames invited fans to drink with him on Wednesday night following condolences on Twitter.
(It's safe to assume he actually watched his show.)