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HBO wants us Bored To Death

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2008 4:20PM

AmesHmmm ... this sounds like a rather interesting premise, actually: HBO has just given the green light to a new comedy pilot titled Bored To Death, about a Brooklyn writer who is so bored that he decides to become a real life private eye like the hero in his favorite Raymond Chandler novels.

Hey, if we can't have Marlowe, I'll take this.

The script is being written by Jonathan Ames, former columnist at The New York Press and author of the books The Extra Man, I Pass Like Night, I Love You More Than You Know, My Less Than Secret Life, Wake Up Sir! and What's Not To Love? Ames has also been a boxer and has appeared several times on The Late Show with David Letterman. He's also working on a graphic novel called The Alcoholic, which sounds like a rather great idea for a graphic novel. He'll also be executive producer on the project.

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Sounds like one of Paul Auster's New York Trilogy stories.
It might be interesting.

June 11 2008 at 4:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

jonathan ames is an excellent writer, and i'm really interested in seeing this. i met him when a friend of mine was at columbia with him. very nice guy. and a very warped but highly intelligent sense of humor. he was great when i saw him on letterman (dave i think was really pleasantly surprised and has had him on several times since)

June 11 2008 at 3:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When I read the title I thought HBO had renewed the Sopranos.

June 10 2008 at 5:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Your differing opinion makes you special and unique.

June 10 2008 at 9:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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