Bored to Death is an American comedy television series on HBO that started broadcast in 2009. As of 2011, two seasons have aired, each consisting of eight episodes. The show was created by author Jonathan Ames, and stars Jason Schwartzman as a fictional Jonathan Ames – a writer based in Brooklyn, New York City, who moonlights as an unlicensed private detective. The show also stars Ted Danson as George, and Zach Galifianakis as Ray, both friends of Jonathan. On the 27th of October, 2010, HBO announced that Bored to Death would return for a third season in 2011.