Hustle is a British TV crime comedy series casting Adrian Lester and Robert Vaughn. Tony Jordan conceived the show, produced by Kudos Film and Television, and premiered in the United Kingdom on BBC One.
The show premiered on February 24, 2004, and ran for eight seasons, concluding on February 17, 2012. The show’s concept centers on a gang of con artists specializing in “long cons” — more involved forms of deception that require more commitment but yield greater returns than simple confidence methods.
The show’s narratives are notable for incorporating behind-the-scenes actions that viewers are unaware of until the episode’s conclusion, as well as fantastical scenarios and the odd breach of the fourth wall by the show’s stars.
The show constantly attracted a large audience throughout its eight-year run and received favorable reviews from reviewers.
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Hustler’s third season canceled or renewed?
When will it air on ABC? After Season 2, people wonder if the show will be renewed for a third season. But there is no info about the show’s renewal yet.
What Is The Hustler’s Story About?
The apiece episode of “The Hustler,” presented by comedian Craig Ferguson, follows five participants as they collaborate to solve a series of ten trivia questions for $10,000 each, to grow a communal reward pool with each successful solution.
What is the snag? The Hustler, one of the five contestants, is already aware of the answers because their own life and interests inspire each question, but they must conceal their identity to win the grand prize.
“The Hustler” is produced by Studio Lambert, which All3Media backs. It is an original format created by British television and radio host Richard Bacon, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Studio Lambert founder Stephen Lambert, executive vice president of Studio Lambert USA Jack Burgess, creative director Tim Harcourt, and Susan House.
Season Two Ratings
The 2nd season of The Hustler got a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.74 million live+same day viewers (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM).
In live+same-day ratings, that represents a 44 percent decline in the demo and a 40% decline in viewership from season one (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM).
While these data do not account for further delayed or streamed viewing, they provide a useful indication of a show’s performance, particularly in comparison to other shows on the same channel.
Higher-rated shows are regularly renewed regardless of other economic factors, whereas lower-rated shows are frequently terminated. Discover how The Hustler stacks up against other ABC television shows.
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The Hustler Plot
Each episode follows a team of grifters as they practice the art of the “long con,” frequently targeting a “mark” whose activities are immoral and illegal, or whose character retains a fundamental negative personality with others they dislike, or who they exploit, all while adhering to the philosophy “you can’t cheat an honest man.”
Although they are con artists, the team adheres to a moral, honorable code, which includes occasionally assisting others who have been victims of their mark, frequently through anonymous financial compensation, and never stealing anything that does not belong to them, preferring to borrow items for the con and then return them afterward.
For each mark, the team conducts background research to ascertain any challenges they may be facing and any weaknesses they may possess, such as a passion for something they enjoy or a problem they are now facing.
Once they have a plan in place, the team creates a scenario, employs a “convincer” to lure their target, and then hits them with the sting, robbing them of a substantial sum of cash, in the tens of thousands, before conducting a “blow-off” to ensure the target will not pursue them, either because they will not admit to conducting something illegal, or because the team has convinced them it will be impossible.
While episodes are self-contained stories not mentioned in subsequent episodes, several series have included subplots that occur over the broadcast or reference events from prior episodes.
The first half of the third season has a subplot in one such instance. The team pulls off some lengthy con jobs while nearly succumbing to misfortune, which they eventually resolve once one of the characters discovers what caused their misfortune.
The Hustler Season 3 Trailer
No trailer for season 3 yet. Check out the season 1 trailer below: