HBO Sets January Premiere Dates for New Seasons of GIRLS and LOOKING, Plus New Duplass Brothers Comedy TOGETHERNESS

     November 6, 2014

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HBO has announced return dates for two comedies series along with a debut date for a new offering.  The fourth season of Girls, the second season of Looking, and the first season of Togetherness will all premiere on Sunday, January 11th.  While Girls and Looking are both classified as “comedies”, they’re a far cry from the traditional definition of the word.  The San Francisco-centric Looking premiered last year to so-so ratings, but HBO stuck with the series and renewed it nevertheless.  While I wasn’t crazy about the show overall, it’s very different from the rest of HBO’s lineup and adds some nice diversity to the pay cable channel’s original series offerings.

Togetherness, meanwhile, comes from the filmmaking duo of Mark and Jay Duplass and stars Mark, Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis, and Amanda Peet as two couples that live under one roof.  Girls will kick the night off at 9pm, followed by Togetherness at 9:30 and Looking at 10.  Check out the first Togetherness image after the jump.

Image via EW.

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Here’s the synopsis for Togetherness:

The new series TOGETHERNESS begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, JAN. 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m.). From brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, in their TV debut, the show follows two couples living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett and Michelle (Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey) are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett’s friend Alex (Steve Zissis) and Michelle’s sister Tina (Amanda Peet) move in with them, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams, while still remaining good friends, siblings and spouses to each other.

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