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[12/11/12 - 08:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created by and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Second Season Jan. 13, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars this season include Andrew Rannells, Donald Glover, Chris O'Dowd, Rita Wilson, Jorma Taccone, Rosanna Arquette, Carol Kane and Patrick Wilson.

[via press release from HBO]

EMMY(R)-WINNING COMEDY SERIES "GIRLS," CREATED BY AND STARRING LENA DUNHAM, RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON JAN. 13, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress And Bruce Eric Kaplan Executive Produce

Hannah is seeing a new guy, but still feels responsible for Adam, her bed-ridden ex, as he recovers from the fateful accident that ended season one. Disappointed at work, the recently single Marnie needs the support of her best friend and former roommate, yet the distance between them seems greater than ever. Jessa returns from her honeymoon, ready to plant new ideas in Hannah's head. Newly experienced, Shoshanna struggles to navigate the challenges of a shaky relationship with Ray.

Created by and starring Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"), the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their early 20s. Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress and Bruce Eric Kaplan executive produce the show, which kicks off its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by the season premiere of the Golden Globe-winning comedy series "Enlightened."

In addition to Dunham, who stars as Hannah, the cast of GIRLS includes Allison Williams ("American Dreams") as Marnie; Jemima Kirke ("Tiny Furniture") as Jessa; Zosia Mamet ("Mad Men") as Shoshanna; Alex Karpovsky ("Tiny Furniture") as Ray; and Adam Driver ("Lincoln") as Adam.

Guest stars on the second season of GIRLS include Chris Abbott ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") as Marnie's ex, Charlie; Andrew Rannells ("The New Normal") as Hannah's roommate, Elijah; Donald Glover ("Community") as Sandy; Chris O'Dowd ("Bridesmaids") as Jessa's husband, Thomas-John; Rita Wilson ("It's Complicated") as Marnie's mother; and Jorma Taccone ("Saturday Night Live") as artist Booth Jonathan, plus Rosanna Arquette ("Desperately Seeking Susan"), Carol Kane ("Annie Hall"), John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") and Patrick Wilson ("Little Children") later in the season.

January's episodes:

Episode #11: "It's About Time" Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 13 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.) and 18 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 14 (9:00 p.m.), 15 (11:30 p.m.) and 19 (8:30 p.m., 3:00 a.m.) Hannah (Lena Dunham) throws a housewarming party with brand-new roommate Elijah (Andrew Rannells), but it's hard to move on when she's still playing nurse to Adam (Adam Driver). Marnie (Allison Williams) gets bad news at work and a visit from her mom (Rita Wilson); Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) avoids Ray (Alex Karpovsky) at the party; and sun-kissed Jessa (Jemima Kirke) returns from her honeymoon. Written by Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner; directed by Lena Dunham.

Episode #12: "I Get Ideas" Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 20 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 20 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 22 (9:30 p.m.) and 25 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 21 (9:00 p.m.), 22 (11:30 p.m.) and 26 (8:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.) Hannah gets unsolicited musical attention from heartbroken Adam and displeasing opinions on her writing from Sandy (Donald Glover). Elijah questions his sexuality; Marnie makes a career compromise when her curatorial dreams are crushed; Jessa revels in married life; Shoshanna and Ray make magic; and Elijah and Marnie harbor a secret. Written by Jenni Konner; directed by Lena Dunham.

Episode #13: "Bad Friend" Debut: SUNDAY, JAN. 27 (9:00-9:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Jan. 27 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:00 p.m.), and Feb. 1 (midnight) HBO2 playdates: Jan. 28 (9:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m.) On a freelance writing assignment to get out of her comfort zone, Hannah befriends the junkie downstairs and parties hard with Elijah, who reveals an explosive secret. Meanwhile, Marnie has a long awaited run-in with artist Booth Jonathan (Jorma Taccone). Written by Lena Dunham & Sarah Heyward; directed by Jesse Peretz.

Episode #14 Debut: SATURDAY, FEB. 2 (10:05-10:35 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: Feb. 3 (9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 5 (10:15 p.m.) and 8 (midnight)

Earlier this year, GIRLS won an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. The series also received Emmy(R) nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham).

In addition, the show was just nominated for Writers Guild of America awards in the New Series and Comedy Series categories (Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman and Dan Sterling).

The first season of GIRLS was called "smart, funny" and "groundbreaking" by the San Francisco Chronicle, while New York Magazine hailed it as "the ballsiest show on TV." People described the show as "brilliant," and TV Guide said it was "brilliantly raw" and a "true breakthrough."

"Girls: The Complete First Season" will be released on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 11.

For more on the series, please visit facebook.com/girlsHBO and twitter.com @girlsHBO #GIRLS.

GIRLS is executive produced by Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress and Bruce Eric Kaplan; co-executive producer, Murray Miller.





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