Will ‘Bored To Death’ Find New Life As a TV Movie?

Talks are reportedly on to revive the show, but recent history suggests that it's a long shot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Last December, HBO canceled "Bored To Death" after three seasons on the premium network. Created by Jonathan Ames, "Bored To Death" followed the misadventures of Jason Schwartzman's bumbling fictionalized version of Ames as he attempted to be a novelist and a private investigator alongside Zach Galifianakis' Ray and Ted Danson's George.

Although Ames seemed to accept the demise of the series, there is now talk that "Bored To Death" may live again as a 90 minute TV movie. As originally reported by Vulture, negotiations are said to be in "at a very early stage" to resurrect the show in a new form. And Danson even told French journalist Pierre Langlas that a "Bored To Death" movie had a good chance of happening.

That's the good news. The bad news is that a "Bored To Death" movie would have to face some significant scheduling hurtles, including Danson's leading role on "CSI" and Galifianakis' busy movie career. On top of that, "Bored To Death" is only the latest HBO series to tease audiences with the prospect of a TV movie continuation. Canceled favorites like "Deadwood," "Carnivale" and  "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" have all been rumored to be up for films without actually coming to fruition. Even "Entourage" has so far failed to get the movie continuation that was hinted at  in the finale. Among the HBO original series, only "Sex and the City" has found new life on the big screen.

But that doesn't mean that a "Bored To Death" movie is impossible. If Schwartzman, Danson and Galifianakis are all up for a "Bored To Death" reunion, it would definitely help get the idea off of the ground.


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