Enlightened & Girls to Premiere Early in 2013

By Jacob Klein on Aug 1, 2012 to Enlightened, Girls

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2012 – HBO has confirmed the second-season premieres of the acclaimed series ENLIGHTENED and GIRLS, with both shows scheduled to kick off ten-episode second seasons in Jan. 2013.

ENLIGHTENED tells the story of an ambitious executive at a global conglomerate, who returns to her fractured life after a humiliating public breakdown, determined to lead a more enlightened existence. But her newfound noble intentions only ratchet up the drama, wreaking unexpected havoc on those around her. Laura Dern stars in the series, which she executive produces along with Mike White, who also co-stars, writes and directs. The show concluded its first season in Dec. 2011, with Dern receiving a 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

The Los Angeles Times called ENLIGHTENED “the most interesting and ambitious series of the fall season,” while the Hollywood Reporter hailed it as “very funny” and “emotionally resonant.” The New York Times described the show as “funny, sardonic,” and the Washington Post termed it “wonderfully realized” and “unique.”

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner executive produce the show, which concluded its first season in June. Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress co-executive produce. The cast also includes Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky.

The series recently received five Emmy® nominations, including 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).

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.”

Great news for fans of HBO’s Girls!  This means you’ll be revisiting Lena and her gang much earlier than the anticipated April premiere date mirroring the series premiere this year.  Enlightened fans may be upset that this date is a bit later than you would have liked but you’re still getting a second season, right!?  We’ll update our schedule page now, and when we have exact air dates in the future.

  • riv

    i’m glad HBO cancelled Hung, Bored to DEath and How to Make It in America.

  • sammie

    still waiting for this coming seanson and what will happen- you make us wait to long- all us young ladies are waiting for our eye candy to send us off to sleep with and can not wait to see them the next weak- need more young male cuties – i hope you are hearing my words for – more new unknown hotties for us girls…..mike is a great writer, but he forgets us young young girl viewers- do not let us down!!!! :)

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