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Let’s Get Bored To Death Back: Sign The Petition

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On December 20th, 2011 HBO did the unthinkable and cancelled the beloved Brooklyn-based series Bored to Death. For fans like myself, it was literally a kick to the gut and frankly one of the dumbest moves HBO has made in a long time.

Written by Jonathan Ames, the show followed the adventures of three friends: Jonathan Ames (Jason Schwartzman), Ray Hueston (Zach Galifianakis) and George Christopher (Ted Danson). The premise was quirky and sometimes the situations were ridiculous, but it was hard not to laugh at the overly sweet struggling writer Jonathan, who worked as an unprofessional, part-time private detective. Yes, he had an ad on Craigslist looking for clients.

When the decision from HBO came down there was great weeping, especially in the streets of Brooklyn where the show had been filming for the past three seasons. Creator and writer, Ames even held a memorial service for the show just days after the news at Brooklyn Inn so fans could come and mourn their loss together.

So what do die-hard fans do now that the show is kaput? They put together a petition for fellow fans to sign in the hopes that it will get Bored to Death back on air. Hey, it worked for getting Betty White on Saturday Night Live, so why shouldn't it work here, too? Both Change.org and iPetition are sites where fans can go to “fight” for their show, but sadly the numbers aren't as high as they should be if it's going to make a difference for the executives over at HBO.

What can you do? Well, you can sign the petition to get it back. Granted we're in the midst of an election year so there are far more important issues on the table, but considering what happened in Iowa last night, we need funny and clever shows more than ever.

Never seen it? Well, that's what Netflix is for, silly goose.

Have an aversion to Danson since he left Cheers? No worries. The Danson you'll see in Bored to Death is one of the funniest (and most stoned) characters to grace television. Can't think of Galifianakis as anyone else besides Alan in The Hangover? Just wait until you see him as the sex and cock-obsessed illustrator in Bored to Death. And after his performance in several movies–including the phenomenal Rushmore–there's really no point in beating to death all the reasons Schwartzman is fantastic and should be awarded some sort of medal just for being alive.

So whether you have or haven't seen it, you should get your act in gear and sign the petition to get Bored to Death back on the tube. If you won't do it for yourself, then do it for the fans everywhere. At some point it's just going to get downright creepy if every other signature belongs to me.

(photo via HBO)

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