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HBO has made it official. Lena Dunham’s Girls, which is executively produced by Judd Apatow, has been picked up for a third season. The network made the decision just after it aired its second episode of season two last Sunday night.
The news is no surprise, as just days ago writer/creator/star Dunham told Alec Baldwin on his podcast that it had been renewed. “We’re starting season three at the end of March ... I’m so excited,” she told Baldwin.
On Twitter, the network also revealed that season three will be longer, spanning 12 episodes. The first two seasons had just 10 episodes each. However, each episode will still run for just half an hour.
The series focuses on a group of friends in their early 20s struggling to make sense of their lives in New York City. Dunham’s costars include Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.
Just two weeks ago, the show won Golden Globes for both Best Comedy/Musical series and Best Actress — Comedy/Musical for Dunham’s role as Hannah Horvath. The show was also nominated for five Emmys last year, winning Best Casting for a Comedy.