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by Alison Willmore
July 17, 2013 8:41 AM
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HBO Greenlights Duplass Brothers Comedy 'Togetherness' to Series

Mark and Jay Duplass Daniel Bergeron

The Duplass brothers now have an HBO show. Deadline reports that "Togetherness," the pilot written, directed and executive produced by Jay and Mark Duplass as the first project the filmmaking siblings have created for television, has been picked up for an eight episode season that will begin shooting in Los Angeles early next year.

Mark stars in the single-camera half-hour comedy as half of two couples who end up living together. His character Brett is married to Michelle (Melanie Lynskey), whose sister Tina (Amanda Peet) ends up moving in alongside Brett's actor best friend Alex (Steve Zissis).

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Stephanie Langhoff is the co-executive producer of the show while Zissis, who acted in the Duplass' "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon," "Baghead," "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "Cyrus," is also a writer and consulting producer.

Mark will continue to act in FX series "The League." The brothers played recurring roles in the last season of "The Mindy Project," Jay in his first real onscreen part.

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