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is looking to do more damage on the small screen.
In addition to returning to the next season of
alum has signed on to star in a new HBO series,
Bored to Death
The Hollywood Reporter
The comedy will chronicle the alcoholic ways of a Jonathan, a struggling writer, played by Jason Schwartzman, who pretends to be a private detective. Danson will portray a "pompous" magazine editor and Jonathan's personal mentor.
The series will be penned by Jonathan Aames and will be directed by Alan Taylor.
No word yet on a premiere date.
Danson, the man behind the evil Arthur Frobisher on
, is slated to return for three episodes in the second season to tie up loose ends after getting shot in the season finale. -