Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), a struggling Brooklyn writer with a drinking problem, tries to cope with his recent breakup with his girlfriend by reinventing his life. On a whim, Ames decides to emulate his idol novelists Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler by posing as a private detective and offering his services through an online ad. Soon enough, he takes on various cases of unwitting clients, satisfying some while failing others.
HBO cancelled the series back in December 2011, after three seasons. Jason Schwartzman starred in the show as Jonathan Ames, a writer and amateur private detective who tried to solve crimes in Brooklyn, with the help of his friend Ray (Zach Galifianakis) and his editor George (Ted Danson).
Jonathan Ames will write the script and executive produce alongside Sarah Condon and Stephanie Davis. No production schedule was given.Read More
While HBO handed out good news for Enlightened with a Season 2 renewal, the network dished out some bad news as well, cancelling Hung, Bored to Death, and How to Make It in America.
Hung closed out its 10-episode third season in early December. The show dropped significantly in the ratings, with just 930,000 viewers tuning into the Season 3 finale, compared to 2.1 million viewers who watched the Season 2 finale. Bored to Death and How to Make It in America closed out their eight-episode seasons in late November. Bored to Death was down sharply this season as well, with just 240,000 tuning into the Season 3 premiere, well off the 1.1 million viewers it drew for its Season 2 premiere.Read More
Boardwalk Empire kicks off its 12-episode second season Sunday, Sept. 25 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). Set in the 1920s in the early days of Prohibition, this Emmy(R)-nominated, Golden Globe-winning drama series stars Steve Buscemi as "Nucky" Thompson, the undisputed leader of Atlantic City.
Hung launches its ten-episode third season Sunday, Oct. 2 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The Emmy-nominated comedy series stars Thomas Jane as a well-endowed former high school legend turned struggling middle-aged high school basketball coach, who figures out a way to use his best asset when faced with a financial crisis.Read More
HBO has ordered third seasons of Eastbound & Down and Bored to Death, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The premium cable network has renewed both for an unspecified number of episodes.Read More
The debut date for the new seasons of the HBO comedy series Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down has been confirmed. Bored to Death kicks off its second season Sunday, September 26 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), immediately followed by the second-season debut of Eastbound & Down (10:30-11:00 p.m.).
Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bored to Death follows a struggling thirtysomething Brooklyn writer who pretends to be a private detective, solving some cases and making others worse. Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis also star.Read More
You can bring home the entire first season of a new HBO series starring Jason Schwartzman home on DVD and Blu-ray this September. Bored to Death: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 14. This two-disc set will be priced at $39.98 SRP on DVD and $49.99 SRP on Blu-ray and you can take a look at the cover art images below. The series stars Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis.
Meet Jonathan Ames: writer, romantic, unlicensed private detective. Moonlighting from his job as a novelist and writer for a New York magazine, Jonathan is looking to jettison some heavy emotional baggage (his girlfriend just dumped him, okay?) through an unusual second careerof cracking cases of missing persons, espionage and infidelity in the Big Apple.Read More