HBO finally confirmed this afternoon what executive producer Judd Apatow and creator/star Lena Dunham had both already gone ahead and announced earlier -- that season three of "Girls" is a go. The network also announced that, as Dunham had hinted earlier this week on Alec Baldwin's WNYC radio show, the third season would be expanded to 12 episodes, as opposed to the run of 10 given to the first two.

Here's a preview clip from this coming Sunday's episode of the series, which finds Hannah (Dunham) actually getting a writing assignment for a website called "jazzhate" that sounds like some infernal combination between Vice and Thought Catalog. "You could have a threesome with some people that you meet on Craigslist... or do a whole bunch of coke and then just write about it," her editor suggests when she asks what topics to consider.