After today, one thing is certain: Zach Galifianakis is going to have more time for movies.
HBO has announced that it has canceled "Bored To Death" after three seasons. The series starred Jason Schwartzman as a struggling writer turned private investigator, with Galifianakis and Ted Danson as his oddball friends. HBO also canceled Thomas Jane's comedy, "Hung" and "How To Make It In America."
The lone pickup of the day was "Enlightened," the Laura Dern led comedy series that earned its second season. With the fate of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" resting upon Larry David's desire to continue or stop, "Enlightened" is now the only HBO comedy confirmed to return for another season. The previously renewed "Eastbound & Down" will return for its third and potentially final season in February 2012.
With the three cancellations, HBO suddenly has 90 minutes of programming to fill next fall. The network already has four comedy series set to launch in early 2012, including Ricky Gervais' new show, "Life's Too Short," the Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow series, "Girls;" Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ "Veep" and "Angry Boys."
HBO currently has a few new comedies in development, including "40" from "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin, with Ed Burns in the lead and "Viagra Diaries" which was created by Darren Star ("Sex And The City") with Goldie Hawn set to star.
What are your thoughts on HBO's latest round of cancellations? Which shows will you miss the most? And which comedy series do you think will be the next big hit on HBO? Let us know in the comment section below!