2009 Fall Preview: Bored to Death

Bored to DeathPremieres on Sunday, Sept. 20 (9:30 ET) on HBO

With Hung and True Blood set to end their seasons very soon, HBO is looking for something to fill in that coveted Sunday night block. One of those somethings is the new comedy series (billed as a noir-otic comedy) Bored to Death, starring Jason Schwartzman as a amateur private eye whose only experience comes from reading detective novels.

The series, which also stars Ted Danson and Zach Gilifinakis, has the potential to be truly funny, and also truly successful. Airing in the slot following returning champ Curb Your Enthusiasm, Bored to Death looks like it might just take in a good portion of viewers from Curb, like me, who will just stick around to see what all the fuss around this show is about.

And by all the fuss, I mean the previews that have been popping up between the three Sunday night shows for the past month and a half. My personal favorite of the previews is a very darkly-shot, tongue-in-cheek noir, with the main character, Johnathan (Schwartzman) walks into a bar to meet a potential client. The exchange that follows is both witty and dry, and presents the perfect amount of humor expected from such a detective comedy show.

Bored to Death is expected to premiere on Sunday, September 20, at 9:30, taking the slot of the second half of True Blood, the first half of which will be taken by Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Leave a Reply

Supernatural Season 12 Episode 2: “Mamma Mia”
The Voice season 11 final battles Austin and Preston
The Voice Season 11 Final Battles: New Teams & a Knockouts Preview!
The Voice - Season 11
Week 2 of The Voice Battle Rounds – Monday’s Results Have Surprises!
How to Catch Up on Walking Dead before the Season Seven Premiere
Will & Kate: Love, Looks and Body Language
Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
Deadshot and Harley
‘Suicide Squad’ Sets More Box Office Records, Beats ‘Civil War’
Archive 81
‘Archive 81’: An Interview with the Creators of the Horror Audio Drama, Daniel Powell & Marc Sollinger
The Fabulous Movie History of the Iconic Little Black Dress
Five Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October
Fall Movie Preview: 10 Movies to Look Forward to for the Rest of 2016
How to Meet Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford On Set of New Blade Runner Movie
Kehlani, "Gangsta"
Check Out the New Music Video for Kehlani’s ‘Gangsta’ from ‘Suicide Squad!’
Suicide Squad: The Album
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Is the Best of the Summer: Review
Jared Leto as the Joker
Jared Leto Returns as Joker in ‘Purple Lamborghini’ Music Video for ‘Suicide Squad!’
Galactic Empire
Why Star Wars Fans Should Be Paying Attention to Galactic Empire
Sports News
The Best Lessons From the 2016 Olympics Opening Ceremony
The Top Five Moments in NBA Playoffs History
Your Official Guide to Watching the Masters Tournament on TV
Austin X Games
X Games Austin 2016 Has an Amazing Sports and Music Lineup

Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.