Season 3 of the noir-influenced comedy follows Jason Schwartzman’s struggling writer Jonathan Ames (also the name of the series creator and lead writer) as he moonlights as an unlicensed private detective. Accompanied by Ted Danson’s wealthy socialite, George Christopher, and Zach Galifianakis’ cartoonist, Ray Hueston, the three potheads make for a hapless group of sleuths, but also an interesting bromance triangle.
Before HBO's Girls were roaming around Brooklyn, there were the boys of Bored to Death. The series, starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson was also set in the hip New York borough before being recently cancelled after just three short seasons. Bored to Death followed Jonathan Ames' amateur private investigator and apparently the series might get new life as a movie.
Yesterday, we gave you our list of Top 10 Female Characters of 2011. Today, it’s all about the men and looking back over the course of the year, it’s not difficult to appreciate the excellent male characters that had us coming back for more, week after week. Our list includes a meth cook, a crafty Lannister, a software genius, and a dad/former-POW/potential terrorist.
Show creator Jonathan Ames invited fans out to join him in toasting the show's passing at the Brooklyn Inn. Many turned out for the event, not to mention Daily Show resident expert John Hodgman and cartoonist Dean Haspiel. He designed the show's cartoonish opening credits and was the basis for Galifianakis' character. But while the event was ostensibly to memorialize the end of the show, it also contained hints that Bored to Death might continue in some form.
Unfortunately, HBO likes to break some good news with some bad news. If you have been avid watchers of HBO’s Bored To Death with Jason Schwartzman, Hung with Thomas Jane, or How To Make It In America, the time has come to bid those programs farewell. HBO has officially cancelled both Bored To Death and Hung after three seasons, and How To Make It In America after two.
HBO released the poster for Season 3 of their popular comedy series Bored to Death. Judging by what’s happening in the photo, things appear to be rolling right along for George, Jonathan and Ray. That’ll make a little more sense when you see it.
I have a love/meh relationship with HBO's Bored to Death. Sometimes I think it's great, but when it's bad I can't seem to work up the energy to actually hate it. Upon first hearing the concept -- a struggling, pot-smoking writer begins pretending to be a private detective in order to find inspiration -- I was intrigued. The cast was solid, with Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis forming the core trifecta.
Among all of the high-profile dramas and prestige shows that air on HBO, some of the smaller fish seem to get lost in the shuffle. One of these smaller shows is the superbly written, acted and shot Bored to Death. Its gorgeous New York settings, its shady but lovable characters and the endless stream of funny guest spots make this one of the more lighthearted and entertaining programs on the Home Box Office channel.
First out of the gate will be Boardwalk Empire, which is slated to appear on September 25 during the 9 p.m. time slot, and will continue to appear for 12 episodes. On October 2, Hung and How To Make it in America will get going during the 10 and 10:30 p.m. slots, respectively. Bored to Death and Enlightened are also lined up for fall, and will begin airing on October 10.
It's already been a month since Laurence Fishburne threw down his badge and gun, opting to leave the original CSI, the slowly slipping, former number-one show. A month is quite a long time to find a replacement when you consider that the show will return to the airwaves in just over two months...but all you crime scene investigators out there no longer have to fret, they've found someone new to step in.
This new promotional spot for HBO showcases all that I have been talking about. You can see, as they run through their list of summer programs, that any network would, and should, be envious of and aspire to match the consistent quality that comes out of Home Box Office Entertainment. This summer line-up is insane.
We’re at the midway point of August and while that might mean the countdown to cooler weather and the return to school or work has already begun for some, it also means we’re just a few weeks away from the start of the new TV season. Up ahead is the primetime schedule for the Fall 2010 season.
Next month, HBO is set to bring the comedy series Bored to Death back for its second season. We have a preview and a behind the scenes look at the series, as well as info on how you can download the Super Ray comic book.
HBO’s Bored to Death has been pretty uneven so far, but apparently the network is pleased with the private-eye comedy’s performance, because they just picked it up for a second season
Bored to Death stars Jason Schwartzman as heavy-drinking, writers-blocked novelist Jonathan Ames. After a painful breakup and an unhealthy dose of Raymond Chandler, he decides to start moonlighting as an unlicensed private detective