The new season of Lena Dunham's acclaimed comedy-drama Girls premiered with back-to-back episodes on HBO last night, and Season Three finds the series in just as strong of shape as it left off last year. Girls is doing 12 episodes this year, two more than in seasons past, but Dunham and co-showrunner Jenni Konner and their team have clearly shown that they're up to the challenge.
The premiere episodes pick up by jumping a little bit ahead in time and tracking what the show's four main characters are up to now in the wake of Season 2's climax. Hannah and Adam are back together, and she's recovered from her OCD [...]
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.
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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, 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.
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 [...]