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Bored to Death’s Schwartzman, Galifianakis, Danson Crush Hard on Each Other at Reunion

Perhaps it was the simple excitement of getting back together more than two years after the cancellation of their show, but the cast and creator of HBO’s Bored to Death had a straight-up love-in at last Saturday’s SF Sketchfest . Jonathan Ames, Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson gushed over each other and the show as if each were giving their own version of a best-man speech. Or maybe it was, as Galifianakis insinuated, the prior-to-showtime ingestion (on Ames's part, at least) of the show’s fourth most prominent character: weed. Hard to say.   Read More...

'Bored to Death' Feature Film in Development at HBO

Jonathan Ames is scripting what would be a continuation of the Brooklyn-set comedy that ran for three seasons on the premium cable network.

Ted Danson Shares Details on Planned ‘Bored to Death’ Movie

Since the HBO series “Bored to Death” was unceremoniously canceled last year, fans have been lobbying for a film adaptation of the show. Now Ted Danson, one of its stars, says a “90-minute HBO film” version of the series is in the works

'Bored to Death' Could Continue as HBO TV Movie

The canceled comedy, starring Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson, is being eyed for a possible revival at the cable network.

‘Bored to Death’ May Be Cancelled, But It’s Not Dead

  A line of Jason Schwartzman doppelgangers wrapped around Hoyt Street last night, where writer Jonathan Ames was holding a gathering for fans of “Bored to Death,” the HBO series cancelled earlier this week. The bar – Brooklyn Inn – was mobbed with hundreds of Ames’s friends and admirers, plus a sizable contingency of reporters, many of whom also fell into those camps. For the hardcore “Bored” fan, there were a number of celebrity sightings: cartoonist Dean Haspiel, on whom Zach Galifianakis’ role was based; a cult character with a significant role in the “plushies” episode, who Ames made a point of pointing out; and  John Hodgman , the author and actor who played a literary critic on the series. Read More...

Bored to Death Creator Jonathan Ames on the Show’s Cancellation

Jonathan Ames — the creator, writer, and executive producer of Bored to Death , versus the main character on the show, also named Jonathan Ames but played by Jason Schwartzman (got that?) — is still reeling from the news that his show has been canceled . He's taking consolation in the fact that the original series of Star Trek was also canceled after its third season, and that like what happened with Arrested Development , Firefly , and Damages , cancellation doesn't always mean death. Vulture checked in with Ames to say farewell to the show (for now), find out just what was going on with that ongoing incest story line, and see if he'll buy us a drink.   Read More...

HBO cancels 'Bored to Death,' 'How to Make it in America' and 'Hung,' renews 'Enlightened

It's a bloodbath at HBO headquarters today, as the network announced it has given the axe to three of its series. "Bored to Death," "How to Make It in America" and "Hung" have all been canceled.It's not all bad news, though, as "Enlightened" has been renewed for a second season. The Laura Dern-starring series was panned before its premiere, although many accounts have praised the show's improvement throughout its first season. It'll be interesting to see how the show fares now that it's found its creative sweet spot."Bored to Death" and "Hung" ran for three seasons each, while "How to Make It in America" ran for two. Aside from "Enlightened" and a possible eighth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO's lineup will be comprised of all new series in the new year, including "Girls," "Veep," "Life's Too Short" and "Angry Boys," Deadline reports....

Jonathan Emerges a Genuine Hero in 'Bored to Death' Finale (VIDEO)

It was the season finale of 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO), and if ratings are any indication, it may well be the last we ever see of Jonathan, Ray and George. Ratings have dropped from nearly a million viewers each week to less than a quarter of that. Over three seasons, we've seen each of them grow as men and as strong individuals. Perhaps most shockingly of all, Jonathan has grown so much that he was able to emerge as a bona fide hero in this finale. After deciding to help his father with a $10,000 debt he owes a baseball grounds crew, Jonathan found himself held hostage instead.

BORED TO DEATH “Nothing I Can?t Handle by Running Away” Season 3 Episode 8 (Season Finale)

BORED TO DEATH  “Nothing I Can?t Handle by Running Away” Season 3 Episode 8 airs Monday, November 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Episode Synopsis  George throws a wedding for Emily (Halley Feiffer) and Bernard (David Rasche). Jonathan is hesitant to break it off with his new lady. Ray retreats into Spencer’s (Nate and Darren Cangelosi) arms. Jonathan is taken hostage and Ray gathers an army of his newfound Super Ray fans. Written by Jonathan Ames; directed by Adam Bernstein. Read More...

A Break in the Case of Jonathan's Lineage on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

It was good news and bad news for Jonathan all night long on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO). First, the hot girl who hooked up with him to continue his search for information about his true father slept with him. That was great news. Then, she proved to be a far more effective sleuth than him, as well as more savvy and focused in interrogation situations. All around, she was a pretty impressive woman. But they hit a seeming dead end when the sleazy former owner ( Stacy Keach ) of the sperm bank their mothers went to said he lost all the records. That was bad news.