Deadline has reported that HBO has renewed both Bored to Death and Eastbound & Down for third seasons.
Eastbound & Down stars Danny McBride as a star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocks him out of major league baseball. This leaves him broke, delusional and desperate to regain his former glory. The show also features Andrew Daly, John Hawkes, and Katy Mixon.
Season two of the comedy has been airing for five weeks and has been averaging a 0.9 rating in the target 18-49 demographic and 1.41 million viewers. Sunday’s episode registered a 25% increase in the demo number over the previous two episodes.
In Bored to Death, Jason Schwartzman plays a struggling thirty-something Brooklyn writer. He pretends to be a private detective, solving some cases and making other situations even worse. Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis also star.
Paired with Eastbound & Down, the comedy has also been back for five episodes and has averaged a 0.5 rating in the demo and just under a million total viewers. Though that demo number is small, it’s 25% bigger than what Bored to Death got last season. Sunday’s episode also saw a gain of 25% in the demo.
What do you think? Are you glad these shows will be back for a third season? Do you like one more than the other?
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