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Talking to 'Girls' Co-Showrunner Jenni Konner About Season 3

Serving as an executive producer, writer, and Lena Dunham's co-showrunner, Jenni Konner has been with HBO's Girls since the beginning, playing an integral role in the series. Konner started her career as a writer on Girls EP Judd Apatow's Fox sitcom Undeclared and created a couple short-lived network shows of her own before she started working as a script doctor in the movie world and eventually transitioned back to Girls when it was brand new. Now in its third season, Girls is still full of the same honesty we’ve seen in the past. Before this season's premiere even aired, HBO ordered a fourth season and their faith in the show is completely [...]

HBO Renews 'Girls' for a Third Season Before Season 2 Even Starts

Lena Dunham's HBO series Girls has been renewed for a third season, Judd Apatow reveals in a recent interview with The Hot Button in promotion of his new movie This Is 40. Apatow says (at the interview's 34-minute mark), "We're about to shoot the third season of Girls. Season 2 starts in January." It's a rare move for a network to pick up a show for an additional season before the latest season has aired, but given Girls' popularity with critics, audiences, and awards voters alike, it makes sense that HBO would give the series an early renewal. The best news about all this? We can look forward [...]

Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Are Developing a New HBO Show

Girls star/creator Lena Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner are teaming up again to create a new potential series for HBO, Deadline reports. It's a comedy based on Betty Halbreich, New York's preeminent personal shopper, who's spent decades shopping for and dressing rich and famous New York socialites as a personal shopper and dresser. Halbreich has worked with Joan Rivers, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Katie Couric, and helped to design the look for HBO's Sex and the City and Woody Allen's early films. In addition to her fashion sense, she's also known for her "tart one-liners." HBO optioned Betty Halbreich's upcoming memoir, All Dressed Up And Everywhere To Go, [...]

HBO Officially Renews 'Girls' for a 12-Episode Third Season

HBO has officially renewed Lena Dunham's series Girls for a third season consisting of 12 episodes, expanding from the previous season orders of 10 each. We reported the news first in November when Judd Apatow blabbed about the show receiving a third season renewal before the second season even started airing, and this week, Lena Dunham told Alec Baldwin Girls had been renewed during an appearance on his podcast Here's the Thing, but a press release deployed today by HBO is the first official word from the network about the third season. It's good news that fans are getting an extra two episodes next season, but it also [...]