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Jason Schwartzman Gets Bored to Death by HBO

Jason Schwartzman excites HBO.
No, the actor who was once Max Fischer isn't yawning every time he channel-surfs past the network that once brought you The Sopranos (at least not that we know of). Bored to Death is just the name of the network's new half-hour comedy pilot that just cast Schwartzman in the lead.

It doesn't sound boring at all.
The show centers on Schwartzman's character, Jonathan, a 30-something struggling writer living (and drinking heavily) in Brooklyn. After he breaks up with his girlfriend, he decides to refashion himself as a private detective in the vein of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett heroes. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jonathan "takes out an ad pretending to be a private detective and starts taking cases — solving some and making others worse."

Maybe it will be better than his last TV jaunt.
Besides being one of Wes Anderson's favorite players, Schwartzman has tried TV once before — in a short-lived 2004 Fox comedy called Cracking Up, from School of Rock writer Mike White. The show, which also starred Molly Shannon, was a midseason replacement that didn't even quite finish out its own season and was canceled after nine episodes. The show is scheduled to start filming in September in New York. If it became a series, do you think you'd check it out?


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ec51892 ec51892 6 years
Be sure to listen for Dawn Landes' song "Romeo" that is going to be featured on one of the show's upcoming episodes!
Lucky-in-Love Lucky-in-Love 7 years
I love him- cannot wait for this!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
I adore him! (And the whole Coppola clan) I'd love to check this out!
mrs-dr-who mrs-dr-who 7 years
YES!!! well, now i have to get cable.
Ginger Ginger 7 years
That might be worth keeping HBO for. Since we lost 6 Feet Under and the Soprano's, it's been a long spell waiting for the next season of Entourage.
kristinmarta kristinmarta 7 years
definitely will watch. something to look forward to. especially since flight of the conchords and big love didn't end up coming back this summer.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
Not for a while yet — they're just going to start filming in the Fall, so it wouldn't be on TV till sometime in 2009.
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
Buzz, do u know when this show is scheduled to air?
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
Black-Velveteen Black-Velveteen 7 years
He's cute so I'll be definate tuning in.
chasingjamie chasingjamie 7 years
i. LOVE. jason schwartzman. this has made my day.
pøt pøt 7 years
Oooh, I wanna see that. Jason is H O T.
bransugar79 bransugar79 7 years
I will watch anything with Jason Schwartzman I love him he's so adorable
Fashion Fashion 7 years
He is so sexy! xo
jillerin457 jillerin457 7 years
I will watch anything with him in it. Odd that he plays a 30-something, though, since he just turned 28. Don't people usually play younger?
piper23 piper23 7 years
I never really thought he was all that cute til I saw this pic - he's freaking hot!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Definitely will tune in.
beingtazim beingtazim 7 years
i'll check it out only for him - so i hope it is good! i was disappointed with Californication.
dragonfly79 dragonfly79 7 years
I will definately be checking this out!! :drool:
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I would gladly check it out if I had that channel.
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