Ted Danson by Lester Cohen/ WireImage.com Ted Danson by Lester Cohen/ WireImage.com
Ted Danson is looking to do more damage on the small screen. In addition to returning to the next season of Damages, the Cheers alum has signed on to star in a new HBO series, Bored to Death, The Hollywood Reporter reports. 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 Damages, is slated to return for three episodes in the second season to tie up loose ends after getting shot in the season finale. - Joyce Eng