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7 TV Series Starring The Incomparable Jean Smart to Watch After ‘Hacks’

She’s won multiple awards for her lead role as veteran comic Deborah Vance in HBO Max’s acclaimed comedy-drama series, Hacks, with a commanding, no-nonsense but also heartfelt and nuanced performance. With Hacks being renewed for a third season, there’s more of Jean Smart and her biting humor and sincerity to look forward to. In the meantime, you can enjoy her versatility in previous dramatic and more fun voice-acting roles that may have slipped under the radar.
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'Hacks': HBO Max renews Jean Smart series for Season 3

June 16 (UPI) -- Hacks will return for a third season on HBO Max. The streaming service confirmed Thursday that it renewed the comedy-drama series for Season 3. Hacks is created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky. The series follows "the evolving dark mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder)."
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This Jean Smart and Martin Short Interview Will Make You Laugh Your Ass Off

Click here to read the full article. Jean Smart and Martin Short don’t just have names that might make them a perfect comedy-cabaret double act — they’re also both excelling in cross-generational comedy stories. On HBO Max’s “Hacks,” Emmy defending champion Smart returned for a second season as stand-up queen Deborah Vance, who’s still in a rivalrous partnership with her writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder); on Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” Short and longtime creative collaborator Steve Martin teamed with Selena Gomez to solve sweetly melancholy mysteries in their Manhattan apartment complex. JEAN SMART: I just binge-watched your show, and...
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Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder Are Proud of Their ‘Hacks’ Characters’ ‘Long-Term Marriage’

Click here to read the full article. The sophomore slump is, as history has shown, a real thing. The first season of “Hacks” earned an Emmy for Jean Smart and a nom for Hannah Einbinder — so the new season had to step it up. And that’s exactly what the writers did, kicking things into high gear — literally — as Deborah Vance and Ava Daniels hit the road on a larger-than-life tour bus. “Season 1 was a tough act to follow. I definitely put a lot of pressure on myself this season, at least in the beginning,” Einbinder tells Variety....
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