Word came out yesterday that HBO's critically acclaimed series, "Bored To Death," will have a feature-length film version moving past the script stage into development. Series creator Jonatham Ames has been working on the extended vehicle for the original crew of misfits played by Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson but there is no estimated delivery date on this (much anticipated project).
Great TV so far this week included "Parenthood" season finale, "The Burn with Jeffrey Ross," and "Justified." Don't miss TV highlights (premieres and new episodes) in the "DVR This!" section below along with other entertainment and comedy notes.
Comedy Notes: Anthony Jeselnik's new special premiered on Sunday and now "Caligula" is available as is Nerdist extraordinaire Chris Hardwick's "Mandroid." Some great shows at the Hollywood Improv include Sean Conroy's Deep Dish on Saturday, January 26; Eugene Mirman on January 26; and Maria Bamford on February 2. Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal have brought their extremely popular alt show, Hot Tub, from New York to Los Angeles and it makes its debut this Monday, January 28, at The Virgil on Santa Monica with guests that include Marc Maron, the Sklar Brothers, and Hannibal Buress.
DVR This! Choice TV picks for the week. Tonight/Wednesday - "NOVA: Rise of the Drones" (KOCE/PBS, 9pm) secrets of the unmanned robots; "Modern Family" (ABC, 9pm); "American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX, 10pm) season finale. Thursday - "30 Rock" (NBC, 8pm); "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 8:30pm); "Archer" (FX, 10pm); "Chelsea Lately" (E!, 11pm) Scott Caan, Greg Fitzsimmons, Natasha Leggero, Ross Mathews. Friday - "Spartacus: War of the Damned" (Starz, 9pm); "Portlandia" (IFC, 10pm) Off The Grid. Saturday - Lord of the Flies (1963) (TCM, 7pm); "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 11:25pm) host Adam Levine, musical guest Kendrick Lamar. Sunday - "Bob's Burgers" (Fox, 8:30pm); "Girls" (HBO, 9pm); "Shameless" (Showtime, 9pm); "House of Lies" (Showtime, 10pm); "Californication" (Showtime, 10:30pm). Monday - "Adventure Time" (Cartoon Network, 7:30pm); "Regular Show" (Cartoon Network, 8pm).
Podcasts to Download Whoa! Before you even download, you should head over to Bar Lubitsch at 8pm, tonight, January 23, to see the incredible Greg Proops record his Smartest Man In The World podcast live! Happily today we also had a new episode of The Long Shot Podcast featuring Brian Donovan (VH1, Comedy Central, NPR). There is also an excellent episode of WTFpod with John Hodgman ("Bored To Death," "The Daily Show").
New Releases Yesterday the Blu-Ray was released of perhaps the most interesting interpretation of The Seven Percent Solution (1976) to date, starring Alan Arkin as Sigmund Freud, Nicol Williamson as Sherlock Holmes, and Robert Duvall as Watson.