BORED TO DEATH
Comedy 9.30pm, ABC2
This quirky, dark and overtly American comedy series is a piece of television gold that deserved far better than its canning after three seasons on HBO. Jason Schwartzman stars as fringe novelist-cum-private-detective Jonathan Ames (an exaggerated version of the show’s creator … Jonathan Ames) alongside comic geniuses Zach Galifianakos – as Ames’s awkward best friend Ray – and Ted Danson – as big time magazine editor George Christopher. The three share a hilarious restaurant scene inside the first five minutes that will secure your attention for the series.