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HBO Renews 'Bored to Death' and 'Eastbound and Down'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2010 10:25AM
Bored to DeathFans of HBO's current Sunday block of comedies -- 'Eastbound and Down' and 'Bored to Death' -- rejoice! The network has renewed both shows for third seasons.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the two comedies have been steady in the ratings, gaining from last season. The season 2 premiere of 'Eastbound and Down' was seen by 1.7 million viewers, up 150 percent from its series premiere. 'Bored to Death' was seen by an average of 1.1 million viewers.

The two comedies join HBO's other Sunday night program, 'Boardwalk Empire,' in renewal.

'Eastbound and Down' follows the story of Kenny Powers, a former major league baseball player who is forced to return to his hometown as a physical education teacher. Season 2, currently airing on HBO, follows Danny McBride's character undercover in Mexico.

'Bored to Death,' created by Jonathan Ames, follows a struggling writer who moonlights as a private investigator. The series stars Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson.

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