Bored to Death's Creator Would Like to Buy You a Drink

Seth Abramovitch · 12/21/11 02:28AM

Saddened over the recent loss of HBO's hipster mystery (mipstery?) Bored To Death? So is Jonathan Ames, the guy who created it. But what's the point in wallowing in self-pity, if you can wallow in self-pity while drunk and surrounded by dozens of sympathetic fans? Wait, did I say dozens? How about hundreds! Thousands! No wait, dozens is probably for the best. Ames hopped on to Twitter tonight to announce that all fans of the series in the area should meet him at the Brooklyn Inn on Wednesday night for a drink on him. And he promised John Hodgman will be there! There is literally no down side here, people. Except the loss of Bored to Death, and the possibility of a fire hazard. But free drink! So... [@JonathanAmes]

HBO Cancels All the Good Shows, Renews the Crappy One

Brian Moylan · 12/20/11 01:23PM

The axe is falling at HBO today just like it fell on Ned Stark's head on Game of Thrones (spoiler alert!) and the networked cancelled Hung, How to Make It in America, and Bored to Death. But don't worry, seven people who watched Enlightened, it's coming back for more.

Jonathan Ames' Penis Makes a Small Cameo on Bored to Death

Anderson Evans · 10/04/10 11:08AM

Like a nude Hitchcock, Jonathan Ames made a brief appearance in last night's Bored to Death. He may not have a lot to show off, but for a streaker on cable television his manners are impeccable. [NSFW]

Their breakup may have finalized last weeks episode, but this week Ray (Zach Galifianakis) and Leah (Heather Burns) had been broken up for "three weeks." Ray shows up at his ex's place, but Leah's doorbell is broken, and as Ray has a mixed CD and a comic book to deliver he makes use of his still working key. What Ray finds is his own creator in post coital shock.

Bored to Death References the Dying New York Print Industry

Anderson Evans · 09/27/10 12:28PM

No more Four Seasons dining and rejected second novels. The only television show currently on the air developed by a Brooklyn novelist returns for a second season with an episode branding print publishing as a bad breakup and/or dungeon fetish.

Watch a Preview for Bored To Death, Season Two

Whitney Jefferson · 09/09/10 12:13PM

This new teaser for Bored to Death gives some insight as to what we can expect from season two. Ted Danson, Jason Schwartzman, and Zach Galifianakis are back, but what's with the cameos from Kristen Wiig and Kevin Bacon?

Science Proves You Can Be Bored to Death

Ravi Somaiya · 02/10/10 07:51AM

The more bored you are, the more likely you are to die early, a study says. It may be because boredom causes you to stop exercising and eat donuts. Or it may just be that it sucks to be bored.

This Day in History: Ted Danson Arrives

Anderson Evans · 12/29/09 09:30AM

On December 29, 1947 Ted Danson was born. He brokethrough as playboy Sam Malone on Cheers, he went onto become the first man ever to admit to sleeping with Whoopi Goldberg, and is now the most sophisticated pothead on television.

Will Bored to Death Alienate Its Hipster Base?

Brian Moylan · 09/21/09 02:47PM

HBO's new series Bored to Death has a self-referential hero, tons of inside New Yorker jokes, and heaps of self-conscious cool. But it's also a mystery series. Just who is going to watch Miss Marple meets Arcade Fire?