Ted Danson, Zach Galifianakis, and Jason Schwartzman are set to return in a feature length release of HBO's "Bored To Death" as penned by series creator, Jonathan Ames.
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.
Comedian Jim Norton's first special in 5 years premieres tomorrow night on EPIX at 10pm
Jim Norton is known to millions of people from his nearly daily appearances on SiriusXM's "Opie & Anthony Show," his work on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," cameos in movies like Spider-Man, and TV show roles in "Lucky Louie," "Bored To Death," and "Louie." If you go to New York City, you can catch Norton doing at least 1 comedy set per night in the best comedy clubs, including the world-famous Comedy Cellar. Norton also organizes road trips, pulls together his favorite comics to open for him, and even sets up national tours, like the Anti Social Comedy Tour with incredible lineups with some of the most confrontational comedians working today. For somebody as raw and unapologetic as Norton, he is one of the most humble and appreciative comics I've ever talked to. Tomorrow night, Norton's first solo comedy special since 2007 will premiere on the EPIX network at 10pm. Below we talked about the special, some of the themes he explored in this new hour, and how he survives his gruelling schedule: