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.