Edgy Girls gets a third season

Edgy Girls gets a third season

Get ready for more Girls. The controversial but critically lauded, Golden Globe-winning show will return for a third season.

While HBO has not officially confirmed the renewal, the cast and crew of Girls have made it abundantly clear the show will be back.

The cast of Girls: Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet.

The cast of Girls: Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Zosia Mamet.

This weekend, Lena Dunham spoke with Alec Baldwin for his podcast, Here's the Thing, and inadvertently confirmed the show's pick-up.

"We're starting season three at the end of March. I'm so excited," she said.

During the conversation, Dunham also revealed she has a six-year contract with HBO, meaning there may be lots more Girls to come.


The pick-up does not come as a huge surprise. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in December, Dunham said she was already working on scripts for season three.

Executive producer Judd Apatow also let the cat out of the bag in an interview this month when he revealed that "we're about to shoot the third season of Girls."

Although only about 900,000 viewers tune in to watch Girls live when it airs in the US on Sunday nights, the audience is closer to 4 million when DVR, on-demand and repeat viewings are factored in. And the accolades keep rolling in, a factor that matters at prestige-friendly HBO.

Girls was nominated for five Emmys in its freshman season, and also scored a number of surprise wins at the Golden Globes this month.

The series was named best TV comedy, and Dunham beat out the likes of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to win the award for best actress in a comedy. The second season of Girls premiered this month.


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