A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jonathan Ames (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ray Hueston (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 George Christopher (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Leah (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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New cases. No clues. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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20 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Aneidikeftos detective  »

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Eventhough they play lovers, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are really married. See more »

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On the last page of text in the intro, on the fourth line, there is a grammatical error. It reads: "... she would have been smart and gotten far away New York." but it should read: "...she would have been smart and gotten far away from New York." See more »

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Leah: That's a big word for you, you read it in one of your Comic Books?
Ray Hueston: No, I read it in my diary.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.132 (2010) See more »

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Bored to Death
Performed by Coconut Records
Written by Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Ames
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Brilliant on all fronts !
22 November 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Very funny,smartly written,with superb acting. This is the kind of dark comedy that network shows can only aspire to be.

Jason,Zack and Ted are all simply fabulous in their roles. The very idea of a struggling writer using Craigslist to get jobs as an unlicensed private detective is pure brilliance.

The story lines are consistently hilarious and the dialogue is smart and a real treat to a comedy snob like myself. This makes most network shows look like the tripe it usually is..

My only caveat is that there are but 8 shows per season.....and now the long wait till Season 3 :(


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