I guess HBO has given him a show for the same reason they are running:
1 Hung, about a male gigolo with a big you know
2 Teddy - A tribute to Teddy Kennedy
3 True Blood (although I love the show) which regularly dumps on religion as bigotry
I’m sure I’m missing many other examples.
I confess, I like TB also, but the rest of HBO’s schedule sucks ass. I mostly watch Starz or the others....