Fans of Bored to Death no longer have to feel sad and lonely. HBO is now officially developing a feature film based on the cult detective series that stars Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson and Zack Galifianakis. Show creator Jonathan Ames will write and produce the film, which is described as follows: “Jonathan, Ray, and George reunite to fight crime, commit crime, lose their minds, and fail-at-love in a Bored to Death feature-length slapstick adventure. To read more about the film, check out our previous coverage here. [THR]

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Today’s TV Bits is all great news if you like Garden State, or just mostly great news if you don’t. After the jump:

  • Oz and Willow will reunite on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother
  • Arrested Development adds Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien
  • Zach Braff develops the Garden State-esque Garage Bar for ABC
  • Steve Carell produces a sitcom for Daily Show‘s Jason Jones
  • Greg Daniels and Kevin from The Office team for ABC comedy
  • Ted Danson spills plot details on the Bored to Death movie
  • Check out photos of Mad Men‘s Don and Megan chilling in Hawaii
  • See a trailer for The Carrie Diaries, the CW’s Sex and the City prequel

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‘Bored to Death’ Movie in the Works?

Strong as HBO’s current lineup is, it’s simply not possible to squeeze in that many exciting new shows without cutting out a few of the old ones. And late last year, one of the unfortunate casualties of the updated programming turned out to be the excellent Bored to Death.

While the noir-inspired comedy never really kicked ass in the ratings, it developed enough of a cult following (including yours truly) that its passing was noticed and mourned. So naturally, it’s now headed in the same direction as so many other brilliant-but-cancelled series, with talk of a potential movie down the line. More details after the jump.

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In almost every actor’s career there comes a time to make a clean-cut family tearjerker, and it seems that time has really come for John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Root and many more as they take part in Big Miracle. The film finds Krasinski as a TV journalist stuck in small-town Alaska who discovers three whales trapped in the ice off the coast. Everyone with a soul, from townspeople to the big, bad Soviets, rallies to get the whales back to open water, and enough sympathetic, happy tears will probably be shed in the audience to create a new little whale habitat in every multiplex.

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We’ve been getting a lot of casting info about Final Destination 5, which James Cameron protege Steven Quale is soon directing. Emma Bell from Frozen and The Walking Dead is signing on as the female lead.

She’ll join  P.J. Byrne, Tony Todd, David Koechner, Meghan Ory, Nicholas D’Agosto, Ellen Wroe, Arlen Escarpeta and Miles Fisher when the film shoots in Vancouver later this month. Expect more antics in which death stalks people, who end up expiring in rather extravagent ways. [Arrow in the Head]

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Bored to Death

HBO has released two new trailers for the upcoming second seasons of Danny McBride‘s sports comedy series Eastbound & Down and the Jonathan Ames-created detective comedy Bored to Death starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis. Watch them both, after the jump.

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VOTD: Bored To Death Pilot Episode

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HBO has premiered the first full episode of the new television series Bored to Death online almost a week before the televised premiere. For those of you who haven’t heard of the show, Death is being billed as “A Noir-otic Comedy”.
Jason Schwartzman stars as Jonathan Ames (well, not the real Jonathan Ames, although he is a writer on the show), an alcoholic noir-fiction-obsessed writer who impulsively decides to become an unlicensed private detective. The show also features Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as Ames’ best friend Ray, a comic book writer, who along with Ames’ editor (played by Ted Danson), winds up tagging along for a few detective cases. Seems like a great concept for a television show.

The series also features guest appearances from John Hodgman (Daily Show, Mac ads), Patton Oswalt, Kirsten Wiig, Parker Posey, Bebe Neuwirth, Oliver Platt, Olivia Thirlby. And if you’re not sold yet… Paul Feig, of Freaks and Geeks, The Office and Arrested Development fame, directs a couple episodes. Check out the first episode now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Bored To Death Full Trailer

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HBO has premiered a full trailer for the new television series Bored to Death, which is being billed as “A Noir-otic Comedy”. Jason Schwartzman stars as Jonathan Ames (well, not the real Jonathan Ames, although he is a writer on the show), an alcoholic noir-fiction-obsessed writer who impulsively decides to become an unlicensed private detective. The show also features Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) as Ames’ best friend Ray, a comic book writer, who along with Ames’ editor (played by Ted Danson), winds up tagging along for a few detective cases. Seems like a great concept for a television show.

The trailer also features guest appearances from John Hodgman (Daily Show, Mac ads), Patton Oswalt, Kirsten Wiig, Parker Posey, Bebe Neuwirth, Oliver Platt and while I didn’t notice her in the trailer, IMDb also lists the wonderful Olivia Thirlby. And if you’re not sold yet… Paul Feig, of Freaks and Geeks, The Office and Arrested Development fame, directs a couple episodes. Check out the trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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