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.
Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" returns this Sunday.
Keith Olbermann has been fired again, this time from Current TV, where he never really seemed to settle in, so it should not have been a surprise to anybody. The question I have for you is, should I transcribe an interview I made with former Vice President Al Gore, show host Cenk Uyger, and former governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm? The interview will not shed any light on the Olbermann situation so I'm concerned that it will appear as a fluff piece on the network. Let me know here in the Comments.
TV highlights of the week include a new NBC's premiere of "Best Friends Forever," a new "SNL," and the season premieres of "Nurse Jackie," "The Big C," and "The Borgias." Lots of great late night guests this week even though "Chelsea Lately" is on hiatus. Look for details in DVR This! below.
Jon Hamm & Co. bring "Mad Men" back to AMC this Sunday in a 2-hour premiere
The huge/massive/undeniably super-hyped premiere of the week is the return of "Mad Men" to AMC this Sunday in a 2-hour episode that airs at 9pm. AMC has been running hilarious, "Walking Dead"-themed "Mad Men" promos and the cast is all over as many different media as possible, including Jon Hamm on Jimmy Fallon tonight. Last week Christina Hendricks was on the JV Club podcast in a very lively and real conversation but I wonder if I have sunk to a new low of cynicism because I had the extremely fleeting thought that Hendricks' leaked cell phone pics were part of an elaborate promo for the show as it happened about 2 weeks before this premiere. Perish the thought, because, you know, Hollywood would never engage in such a thing. Still, it can't be denied that fans are ravenous for the show due to its long hiatus and a good lead off this Sunday could help it hold onto an audience that premium cable will try to chip at over the next few months. The return of such a great show can only be good for TV, regardless of the production and promotional shenanigans it took to make this happen. [Updated: Check out the hourlong interview with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner at the end of this post.]