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OCT
15
2 YEARS

HBO Sets 'Girls' Season 2 Premiere Date

The January return will pair Lena Dunham's freshman hit with "Enlightened."

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Girls is coming back.

Following a tweet from creator and star Lena Dunham, HBO confirms that its Emmy-nominated comedy is back on the air starting Jan. 13.

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The news comes several months after first announcing the early return. Girls' freshman season enjoyed a spring run, opening to 872,000 viewers in April and finishing with 1 million in June.

Joining Girls on Sundays is the sophomore season of Laura Dern's slightly delayed Enlightened. The series bowed last October, on a Monday, to 210,000 viewers before going on to win Dern a Golden Glove earlier this year.

Airing back-to-back at 9 p.m., an hour traditionally reserved for dramas on the network, both seasons of Girls and Enlightened include 10 episodes.