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How Lena Dunham's Directing Style Makes 'Girls' More Emotionally Resonant – and More Polarizing

At some point in the last two years it became a legal requirement in the United States to have an opinion about Lena Dunham. So, here is mine: Lena Dunham, the ultimate multi-hyphenate, is a tremendously skilled filmmaker. She also fits perfectly in the original mission of this column, in that while she is often more lauded, or at least more recognized, for her writing and acting work, her skills and choices as a director actually allow her to perfectly convey what she tries to do in Girls and her earlier work. Just as in her writing, her filmmaking choices are pitch-perfect in portraying perfectly timed humor, sadness, vulnerability, and [...]

Mike White to Produce a New HBO Comedy from 'Girls' and 'Klovn' Writers

It's been eight months since HBO canceled writer/director Mike White's critically-acclaimed series Enlightened, but White is already getting back into business with the network. HBO is developing a new comedy series called Mr. Romance that White will executive produce, THR reports. The potential show will be co-written by Murray Miller (Girls, American Dad) and Casper Christensen (Klovn). Mr. Romance is based on Joshua Bearman's 2010 McSweeney's article, "The Only Muscle I Can't Control: In Search of the Next Romance Novel Cover Man." The original story is nonfiction covering the 14th annual Mr. Romance Cover Model Competition. There's no word on the plot of Mr. Romance, which will [...]

Zooey Deschanel's Hello Giggles Sells Its First Movie, Screenplay by 'Girls' Writer Sarah Heyward

Zooey Deschanel's production company Hello Giggles, which she formed with Rivka Rossi off of their website of the same name, is getting into movies. Deadline reports that Hello Giggles has sold its first movie to a studio. Called Sister-In-Law, it's written by Sarah Heyward, who's been a writer on HBO's Girls since it began. The story follows a woman meeting her boyfriend's family and struggling to get along with her weird sister-in-law. Hello Giggles recently sold two shows to NBC, but this is their first movie venture.

The 'Girls' Porn Parody Now Has a Trailer, and It's as Terrible as You Can Imagine

Hustler's porn parody of Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls now has a trailer and…well, here it is. (Don't worry, this is the SFW version.) This Ain't Girls XXX will see Hannah "forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism." When the parody was announced in May, Dunham was justifiably upset that her feminist series, which goes out of its way to portray realistic sex, was being used as the inspiration for porn. She also admitted that it just grossed her out, and I'm guessing this trailer won't change her mind. Below are all her tweets about the porn:

Read a Letter 19-Year-Old Lena Dunham Sent to 'Time Out New York's Sex Columnist

Girls star/creator Lena Dunham posted some screenshots on Instagram today of a letter she wrote to Time Out New York's sex advice columnist Jamie Buffalino in 2005 when she was 19-years-old. Dunham's caption on the pictures reads, "#tbt to that time I wrote a letter to Jamie Buffalino, the sexpert in Time Out NY and he ANSWERED. Please note "I have a reasonable amount of sexual experience…" #2005 #virgin." Check out the full letter and the response below:

It's That Episode: Adam Frucci is a Boy Who Likes 'Girls'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (Adult Swim's Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Adam Frucci (Splitsider, UCB's Airwolf) watches a notable episode from season 2 of HBO's Girls. Adam and Craig discuss their salad days in Brooklyn, why they like 'Girls' so much and a bunch of other stuff — so stop reading, and just listen already.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here or stream the full episode below.

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Watch a New Trailer for the Third Season of 'Girls'

Here's the first full length trailer for the upcoming season of Girls, which premieres with two back-to-back episodes on January 12th. And if you can't be bothered to watch the whole thing, Lena Dunham posted a 15-second Instagram version as well.

Andrew Rannells Will Be Back on 'Girls' and May Become a Regular

Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend Elijah on Lena Dunham's HBO show Girls, will be returning to the show in its upcoming third season. He appeared in eight episodes of the first two seasons, and is likely to become a regular if the show is picked up for a fourth year, according to Deadline. The show has already lost one male cast member this year, when Christopher Abbott, who played Marnie's on-again, off-again boyfriend, left at the beginning over creative differences. Below, check out a quicker teaser trailer for the new season of Girls, which premieres in January.

'SNL' Review: Tina Fey Introduces The New Cast

For a show that evolves constantly, SNL does a remarkable job preserving its brand. Despite the changes in the cast, the writers, and the culture it parodies, SNL will always be that live, hip, New York-centered show that puts up a few sketches at the end of the week to try to make you laugh. There's the "Live from New York…" throw line, the theme music, Don Pardo listing off the cast, the host walking out on stage, followed by that predictable pattern of live sketches, videos, musical performances, and the news segment. Critics put down this structure in favor of looser, more inventive sketch show formats, but given SNL's [...]

Watch Laraine Newman and Wendie Malick in Season 38 of 'Girls'

Here's the zillion parody of HBO's Girls, but don't let that prevent you from watching it because this one's actually good. Written and directed by Happy Endings/Will & Grace producer Gail Lerner, it's a depiction of a hypothetical 38th season of Girls that stars Laraine Newman, Wendie Malick, Mindy Sterling, and Martin Starr (who's two young to be in this thing, but I'll let it slide).

Here's a New Trailer for the Third Season of 'Girls'

Girls is set to return to HBO with a big 12-episode-long third season on January 12th, and the network just released this, the second trailer for the season. It looks like Jon Glaser is back, which should be pretty great.

Check out the first trailer for season 3 below:

Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham Talk Comedy, Showrunning, and Fantasy Magazine Descriptions

"When Mindy Kaling arrived to the Chateau Marmont 30 minutes late, she apologized profusely and began dabbing ice water on a badly skinned knee. 'I thought I hit an old woman in the Loehmann's parking lot,' she said, a flush of perspiration on her cheeks and forehead. 'Turned out it was a sack of trash with a shawl draped on it. Got so mad at it that I kicked it, and this happened.' She gestured to her knee."

- Mindy Kaling imagines the intro to her celebrity InStyle profile in this delightful interview conducted by Lena Dunham for the Rookie: Yearbook Two.

'Girls' Will Return for Season 3 on Jan. 12th

HBO announced today the return date for the new season of Lena Dunham's comedy-drama Girls. Season 3 will debut on Sunday, January 12, 2014, with two back-to-back episodes at 10pm. The third season will consist of 12 episodes, as opposed to previous years, which were just 10 episodes long.

On January 19th, HBO will be premiering a new show following Girls in the 10:30 timeslot. Called Looking, it's a comedy-drama created by newcomer Michael Lannan that stars Jonathan Groff (Glee), Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett as a trio of gay guys living in San Francisco. It sounds a lot like a gay version of Girls.

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Executive Producers For All The Emmy-Nomitated Sitcoms Chatted Today

“Half the time the scripts [Louis] gives me, this is not funny at all. But now I know the comedy is going to come."

- Louie executive producer Blair Breard talking at the Variety Emmy Elite Showrunners Breakfast with fellow EPs Judd Apatow of Girls, Steve Molaro of The Big Bang Theory, Armando Iannucci of Veep, Jack Burditt of 30 Rock, and Danny Zuker of Modern Family