Hustle is a British crime comedy series starring Adrian Lester and Robert Vaughn. The show, which was produced by Kudos Film and Television and broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom, was conceived by Tony Jordan.
After eight seasons, the show premiered on February 24, 2004, and ended on February 17, 2012. The plot centres around a group of con artists who specialise in “long cons,” which are more complex types of deception that require more commitment but pay off more handsomely than basic confidence tricks.
The show’s narratives are known for including behind-the-scenes events that viewers are ignorant of until the episode’s conclusion, as well as inventive situations and the odd breaking of the fourth wall by the show’s stars.
The show gathered a large audience and received excellent reviews from reviewers throughout its eight-year run.
Hustler’s third season cancelled or renewed?
When is it scheduled to air on ABC? After Season 2, fans are wondering if the programme will be renewed for a third season. There is no indication on whether the show will be renewed or not.
What Is The Hustler’s Story About?
Each 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, with each correct answer contributing to a larger prize pool.
What is the snag, exactly? Because each question is inspired by their own life and interests, The Hustler, one of the five candidates, already knows the answers, but they must remain nameless to win the top prize.
“The Hustler” is produced by Studio Lambert, which is backed by All3Media. Richard Bacon, a British television and radio personality, co-created the concept with Studio Lambert founder Stephen Lambert, Studio Lambert USA executive vice president Jack Burgess, creative director Tim Harcourt, and executive producer Susan House.
Season Two Ratings
The Hustler scored a 0.29 rating in the 18-49 demo and 1.74 million live+same-day viewers in its second season (includes all DVR playback through 3:00 AM).
In live+same-day ratings, that’s a 44% loss in the demo and a 40% drop in viewership from season one (including DVR playback through 3:00 AM).
While these numbers do not account for any additional delayed or streamed viewing, they do provide a useful measure of a show’s performance, particularly when compared to other shows on the same channel.
Higher-rated shows are regularly renewed, regardless of other economic factors, whereas lower-rated shows are frequently cancelled. Find out how The Hustler stacks up against other ABC dramas.
The Hustler Plot
Each episode follows a group of con artists as they carry out the “long con,” frequently focusing on a “mark” whose actions are immoral and illegal, or whose character maintains a fundamentally negative personality with others they dislike, or who they exploit, all while adhering to the philosophy “you can’t cheat an honest man.”
Despite their status as con artists, the group adheres to a moral and ethical code that includes occasionally assisting others who have been victims of their mark, often through anonymous financial compensation, and never stealing anything that does not belong to them, preferring instead to borrow and return items.
The team conducts background research on each mark to identify any challenges they may be facing as well as any weaknesses they may possess, such as a passion for something they enjoy or a current problem.
The team builds a situation, hires a “convincer” to attract their target, and then conducts a “blow-off” to assure the target will not pursue them, either because they will not admit to doing something unlawful, or because the team has convinced them it will be impossible.
Despite the notion that episodes are self-contained narratives that are not mentioned in subsequent episodes, few programmes have included subplots that occur throughout the broadcast or reference events from earlier episodes.
One example is a plotline in the third season’s early episodes. The crew pulls off numerous long con jobs while nearly succumbing to difficulty, which they eventually resolve once one of the characters discovers what is causing their agony.
The Hustler Season 3 Trailer
A trailer for Season 3 has yet to be released. Here’s the trailer for the first season: