5:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
HBO's 'Girls' Renewed for Fifth Season
Days ahead of Girls' fourth-season premiere, HBO has officially renewed the comedy for a fifth season.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement Monday night at the show's season-four premiere event and screening at the Museum of Natural History in New York.
The news comes as little surprise as the comedy created by and starring Lena Dunham remains a cornerstone of the premium cable network's original scripted programming and a staple of cultural dialogue. The series was renewed for its fourth season just days ahead of its season-three bow this time last year.
Girls is a perennial awards season representative, having earned Emmy nominations as well as two Golden Globe wins in 2013, for best series and star Dunham. The show is a modest ratings performer when it comes to same-day viewership but is a healthy performer on DVR.
Exec producers include Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner; Konner also shares showrunning duties with Dunham.
Girls joins a roster of original scripted comedies at HBO including the recently completed second season of The Comeback and Getting On as well as Looking and Togetherness, the latter of which also premiere Sunday. Other HBO comedies include Veep, Ballers, The Brink and Silicon Valley.
Stay tuned to THR's The Live Feed for more Girls coverage ahead of Sunday's season-four bow.
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