We've just had a lightbulb moment about Thomas Jane's oddly jubilant behavior at the HBO Emmy party on Sunday night -- perhaps he was celebrating the news that his show "Hung" has been renewed for a third season.
Deadline.com reports the HBO dark comedy, which has a season final Sept. 12, will have a third season: a 10-episode order in 2011.
Jane Adams is great as the nicest pimp ever. But the magnetic Thomas Jane is the reason you watch the show. He's fantastic as a down-on-his-luck coach who finds that he has a real talent for his night job -- pleasing the local ladies for money. He's good looking enough to make his sideline's marketability believable and yet also can pull off the look of a regular Detroit guy with money problems.
Jane was especially memorable in HBO's baseball drama "61*" as Mickey Mantle. But he was all kinds of Shoeless Joe at the HBO Emmy party on Sunday night.
The actor seemed to be in a sublime mood, making quite the scene as he kicked off his shoes at Penny Marshall's table and was spotted walking around the tropical themed HBO event with a look of absolute wonder on his face.
While he talked to PopcornBIz about wanting to guest star in AMC's "The Walking Dead," he was fully "Hung" dressed with a snake-print shirt and a dark suede jacket. Classic.
We need more characters like Jane. Long may he hang.