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Despite opening to mixed reviews in 2009, Bored To Death continues its third season this fall on HBO. The show won the 2010 Emmy Award for Main Title Design over other successful shows and has picked up from its bland start.
The story revolves around Jonathan Ames, a well-meaning but unsuccessful writer who takes up detective work as an unlicensed private eye to pass time. Jonathan is played by Jason Schwartzman who is known for his quirky style of acting, often playing underdog characters and misfits.
The cast also includes Ted Danson as George Christopher, Jonathan’s friend and editor of the magazine Edition where Jonathan works. Zach Galifianakis plays Jonathan’s best friend Ray Hueston who is a comic book artist. Heather Burns plays Ray’s on/off girlfriend Leah and Oliver Platt is Richard Antrem, editor of GQ and George’s rival.
Episode #21: “I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth” – Debut: Monday, Nov. 7 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Jonathan and George see a “friendship” counselor (Sarah Silverman). George begins taking singing lessons from Josephine (Mary Steenburgen), a delightful pothead. Jonathan attempts to win back George’s affection. Ray becomes irresistible to women.
Episode #22: “Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold” – Debut: Monday, Nov. 14 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Jonathan’s college sweetheart (Casey Wilson) enlists him to guard her wedding jewels and reminds him of their prenuptial pact. Ray moves in with George. George warns Josephine about growing too attached.
Episode #23: “Forget the Herring” – Debut: Monday, Nov. 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
Rose Hiney (Isla Fisher) connects with Jonathan on new leads. George and Ray attempt to right their unrightable wrongs.
Episode #24: “Nothing I Can’t Handle by Running Away” (season finale) – Debut: Monday, Nov. 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)
George throws a wedding for Emily (Halley Feiffer) and Bernard (David Rasche). Jonathan is hesitant to break it off with his new lady. Ray retreats into Spencer’s (Nate and Darren Cangelosi) arms. Jonathan is taken hostage and Ray gathers an army of his newfound Super Ray fans.
Bored To Death was created by Jonathan Ames; executive producers, Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis and Dave Becky.
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