Monday, May 20, 2024

“Hacks” Returning to HBO Max for 3rd Season Even Though They Wrapped All Their Stories


“Hacks” is not over.

The Emmy winning series will return to HBO Max for a third season. This is surprising since the end of Season 2 seemed like a series finale. All the stories were wrapped up with a bow.

So what now for Deborah and Ava and the whole crowd? Deborah’s career has been revived, Ava has gone on to fame and fortune in Hollywood as a TV writer. All the supporting characters also got happy endings.

Maybe Ava will write a sitcom for Deborah and we’ll see how that plays out. That seems like the only option. The sitcom could be an instant flop which has to be recovered pending cancellation. Or it gets cancelled and we start all over again. But that sounds a little like the excellent “Episodes.”

Ah, well. It will be great to see everyone again. Meantime, “Hacks” is in the running for Best Comedy as Emmy voting begins today. I hope Emmy voters won’t forget Harriet Harris as Guest Actor in a Comedy. She was terrific.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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