HBO Cancels 'Hung,' 'How to Make It in America,' and 'Bored to Death'

HBO announced today that it is cancelling three comedies, Hung, How to Make It in America, and Bored to Death, choosing to  renew the less viewed Enlightened, and while the news is upsetting each of the shows' dedicated followings, in some cases, it feels like they should have seen it coming. For instance, #Boredtodeath started trending on Twitter after the announcement, thanks to upset fans, but then most Twitter users just chimed in with reasons they're bored out of their minds at work. (As in, "When I'm #boredtodeath nobody texts me but when I'm busy, my phone blows up.") Not a good sign that your show has penetrated the cultural consciousness.

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