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HBO: Girls, Enlightened to Return January 13th

HBO has announced the premiere dates for the second seasons of comedies Girls and Enlightened. Beginning on January 13th at 9:00, the 10-episode sophomore run of critical darling Girls will commence, while the Mike White comedy Enlightened will return from a year-long hiatus at 9:30. Both will be airing in a different timeslot than they did during their previous seasons, as Girls premiered this spring at 10:00 with Veep and Enlightened was paired with Bored to Death during HBO's brief foray into Monday night programming. In addition, the two will have the rare task of airing on a night without a drama, as the sudden cancellation of Luck left HBO without an hour-long ready to air come January. Last January, the network debuted the horse racing drama from David Milch at 9:00 and doubled up episodes of Chris Lilley's Angry Boys at 10:00 and 10:30, respectively. Read More... //

Rita Wilson to appear on 'Girls' Season 2

Rita Wilson is slated for a guest role on HBO's "Girls" when the series returns in 2013: She'll be playing Marnie's (Allison Williams) mom.Us Weekly confirmed the news at the HBO Emmys party, and Wilson gave few specifics about what to expect from Marnie's mother -- except that she won't be partaking in the "Girls" tradition of showing a lot of skin (in painfully awkward situations).Unlike Hannah Horvath's (Lena Dunham) raunchy parents, Wilson requested no nude scenes as part of her contract. "That's all I have to say. I'm like, 'Don't write in any nudity, please!', reports Us."Girls" (and its comfort with cringe-worthy nakedness) won over a legion of passionate fans and critics in its first year -- even garnering multiple Emmy nominations. Although the show didn't take home any wins on Sunday, Dunham did make a memorable -- unclothed, of course -- appearance in the Emmys Awards' opening skit. "Girls" won't be back until... //

HBO’s ‘Girls’ Get Happy In The Season 2 Teaser [Video]

Maybe all of those Emmy nominations cheered up the ladies on  Girls ? The newly released teaser for the show’s second season features the cast  smiling and laughing together, which is quite the departure from the somber tone  that dominated the critically acclaimed first season. There is a catch though–the teaser is more of a behind the scenes look, than an actual preview of what’s coming up for Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa, and with five Emmy nominations and heaps of praise for their freshman season, the cast has plenty to smile about. Read More... //  

Girls Season 2: The First Teaser

Girls doesn't return to HBO until January, but the network clearly wants to keep the buzz around this Emmy-nominated comedy strong, as it debuted a Season 2 trailer last night. The spot goes behind the scenes with Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Adam (Adam Driver), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), not offering any new footage but still getting us excited for what's to come. Take a look now: //

Sarah Jessica Parker: 'Girls' Is Very Different From 'Sex And The City'

As two HBO series set in New York City that are centered on four female friends, " Girls " and " Sex And The City " were bound to draw comparisons. But according to "Sex And The City" star Sarah Jessica Parker, Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) doesn't have much in common with Carrie Bradshaw (Parker). "It's a very different show," Parker told The Hollywood Reporter . "But the similarity is in the intimacy of the conversations among women." Before the "Girls" premiere in April, Dunham opened up about comparisons between the two shows. "I do think we are looking at a different time in women's lives and a slightly less glamorized New York," Dunham told People magazine of the grungy "Girls," which is set in Brooklyn. "Although it's for women, there is a divide between those two shows. Read More... //

Emmys 2012: A 'Girls' win would be an upset, but not a surprise

When you look over the Emmy nominees for outstanding comedy series, your first reaction is likely, "Psssh, 'Modern Family' has got this in the bag."You wouldn't be wrong if you thought that way. "Family" is the two-time defending champ in this category, and it feels like this is the kind of show the academy would give its highest prize to every year if it could: Family-oriented but with an edge and lots of great characters, it gets both critical praise and high ratings. That combination makes the show Emmy gold.But scan down the list of nominees and the name of the show that might end the "Family" streak stands out: HBO's "Girls." If it won the Emmy this year, it would certainly be an upset. However, knowing the show and how the academy has voted in the past, it wouldn't be a big surprise."Girls" is just the type of high-quality "premium" program that the academy... //

'Girls' Season 2 and 'Enlightened' Season 2 to premiere in January 2013

This spring, Lena Dunham's awesomely awkward HBO half-hour comedy "Girls" took fans of all ages by storm. By the time the finale aired, we were already clamoring for more. Laura Dern's series "Enlightened" wrapped its first season in Dec. 2011, and in 2012, she was awarded the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical. Now, HBO has officially confirmed the premiere schedule for new seasons. At Wednesday's Television Critics Association Press Tour, the network announced that "Girls" and "Enlightened" will both kick off their second seasons in January of 2013. A specific premiere date has not been announced, but both series are slated for 10 episodes each.... //

Girls Season 2 Casting News: Shiri Appleby As...

Shiri Appleby has signed on to make life miserable for Hannah on season two of Girls . Sort of. The former Life UnExpected star will recur on this HBO comedy as a new love interest for Hannah's ex, Adam, according to Deadline. Her character is described as "charming" and as someone who adores Adam despite - how shall we put this? - his unusual sexual proclivities. Read More... //

'Girls' Gets Big (As In Mr. Big)

When " Girls " debuted earlier this year, there was no shortage of breathless internet chatter dubbing the HBO series the post-modern "Sex and the City" for the hipster set. (To be fair, we were among the guilty .) And despite the series' marked differences, it was a comparison creator Lena Dunham never fully shied away from. In fact, in the very first episode, lovable virgin Shoshanna declared her adoration for Manhattan's most famous gal pals explaining, "I think I'm definitely a Carrie at heart, but sometimes Samantha kind of comes out..." So does that make Ray the new Mr. Big? Not so fast... //

Patrick Wilson to Romance Hannah on Girls

Adam is out. And it looks like multiple options will be in for Hannah on Girls Season 2 . With Donald Glover already on board as a rumored love interest for Lena Dunham's controversial character, TV Line now reports that Patrick Wilson ( A Gifted Man ) will play a pivotal role next year on Girls : The veteran actor will portray Joshua , an older doctor who resides next door to where Hannah works and becomes closely involved with the confused 24-year old. No premiere date has been released yet for Girls Season 2, but production is already underway. //