Network renews Jason Schwartzman comedy

HBO has given a second-season renewal to half-hour comedy “Bored to Death.”

Starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zack Galifianakis, series launched Sept. 20. Sunday’s episode drew a series high 1.1 million viewers in its initial telecast.

It’s the cabler’s third renewal of a freshman show this year as it already has given pickups to “Eastbound & Down” and “Hung.”

“Bored to Death” follows the fictional Jonathan Ames, who delves into the world of being a private detective while also trying to write his next book.

Skein is exec produced Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis, Dave Becky and Troy Miller.

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