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HBO Renews Jonathan Ames’ Bored to Death

bored23.jpgAfter just a few episodes, HBO has renewed Bored to Death for another season. The literary show is a private detective fantasy adapted from a McSweeney’s story by Jonathan Ames, starring Jason Schwartzman and Ted Danson.

So far, the critics have dug the show. The NY Times called it “best new comedy of the season” and the New Yorker wrote: “In the HBO series, Ames has combined his writing self with his performing self and created something that is about ego without seeming egotistical.” Any GalleyCat readers watching the show? Leave your thoughts in the comments section…

According to a Seattle PI report: “The pickup comes days after the show saw a ratings high of 1.1 million on Sunday, when it followed Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Seinfeld reunion episode. Since its Sept. 20 debut, Bored to Death’s pilot has been seen by 4.1 million viewers with repeats factored in.” (Via Sarah Weinman)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.