'Bored to Death' picked up for Season 2

HBO's Jason Schwartzman series saw ratings high Sunday

HBO has picked up "Bored to Death" for a second season.

The news comes on the heels of a series high for the offbeat freshman comedy this past Sunday.

Following the episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in which the cast of "Seinfeld" reunited with the show's co-creator Larry David, the third installment of "Bored to Death" nabbed its largest audience to date, 1.1 million viewers, up 51% from last week. (The total grew to 1.5 for the two Sunday airings of the show combined.)

Meanwhile, the series' pilot episode has cumed 4.1 million viewers plus an extra 500,000 from its free previews on digital platforms.

"Bored to Death" stars Jason Schwartzman as a mentally blocked writer-turned-private investigator.

Ted Danson and Zach Galifianakis co-star in the single-camera comedy executive produced by creator Jonathan Ames, Sarah Condon, Stephanie Davis, Dave Becky and Troy Miller.

"Bored to Death" is the third new HBO series to premiere this year, after comedies "Eastbound & Down" and "Hung." All three earned a quick renewal.