HBO has ordered a second season of comedy series Bored to Death.
Michael Lombardo, president, programming group and west coast operations, of HBO, said production on the show's second season will begin in 2010.
The Sept. 20 debut episode of Bored To Death has amassed 4.1 million viewers via HBO airings and HBO On Demand. Additionally, the installment received nearly a half-million downloads/views via a free preview on iTunes and Comcast's Fancast.
The third episode on Oct. 4 played before 1.1 million viewers in its 9:30 p.m. debut. Another 400,000 watched the replay at 11:15 p.m.
"Bored To Death offers a unique combination of noir mystery and neurotic humor that has been an instant hit with critics, while the audience for the show is growing steadily," said Lombardo in a series "I'm delighted that we can bring the show back for another season next year."
Created by Jonathan Ames (author of the graphic novel The Alcoholic), the series follows the misadventures of the fictional Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer who pursues his quixotic dream of emulating heroes from classic private detective novels. The show stars Jason Schwartzman as Ames; Ted Danson as George Christopher, a high-profile magazine editor and Jonathan's needy boss; and Zach Galifianakis as comic book illustrator Ray Hueston, Jonathan's confidant.