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Fall TV Preview: Bored to Death

Returning Comedy, Sun. 10-10:30PM, HBO

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Season 2 of the series about amateur private eye Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) is ratcheting up the drama and the action. ”Jonathan has to step up to the plate and be more heroic than he was in season 1,” says exec producer Jonathan Ames. Kevin Bacon, Kristen Johnston, Olympia Dukakis, and F. Murray Abraham will drop by for guest spots, and Ted Danson’s pot-loving magazine editor George will face an uncertain future. ”He’s having a lot of problems at the workplace, reflecting the crisis of what’s going on with the printed word and whether or not he’s still relevant in the culture,” says Ames. ”Meanwhile, his marijuana intake seems to be increasing, further confusing the issue.” SEPT. 26