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Lena Dunham says HBO has picked up ‘Girls’ for third season

By Daniel S Levine,

While HBO still hasn’t confirmed whether or not Lena Dunham’s critically acclaimed series Girls will get a third season, the writer/creator of the series was confident enough to say that the network has already renewed it.

According to Deadline, Dunham told Alec Baldwin on his New York podcast earlier this week that HBO has renewed Girls.

“We’re starting season three at the end of March,” she told Baldwin. “I’m so excited.”

HBO has only aired the first two episodes of Girls’ second season. The season premiered two Sundays ago on the same night that Dunham won both Best TV Actress (Comedy/Musical) and Best TV Comedy/Musical series at the Golden Globes.

Variety reports that the first episode drew 866,000 viewers for its first airing and ended up with 1.6 million viewers after the first three airings.

Dunham also confirmed to Baldwin that the third season will be filmed at Silvercup Studios in New York, the same studio where 30 Rock was filmed.

Deadline reports that executive producer/co-showrunner Jenni Konner has just signed an overall deal with HBO. Paul Simms is expected to join the writing team, since Bruce Eric Kaplan is leaving to work on an HBO pilot.

Girls stars Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.

 

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