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by Alison Willmore
October 15, 2012 4:36 PM
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HBO Sets Premiere Dates for Sophomore Seasons of 'Girls,' 'Enlightened'

Laura Dern in 'Enlightened' and Lena Dunham in 'Girls' Prashant Gupta/Jojo Whilden

Both Lena Dunhaum's HBO series about four young women in their early 20s trying to figure out life in New York and Mike White's about a former executive (Laura Dern) who's rejoined the workforce after a breakdown and recovery will be returning in the new year.

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HBO today confirmed a Sunday, January 13 premiere date for the second seasons of both shows, with "Girls" airing at 9pm and "Enlightened" following at 9:30pm.

It's been a year since the first season of "Enlightened" kicked off in October of 2011, while "Girls" will be getting a faster turnaround, having started airing in April of this year. This will be the first time the two series are airing together -- and they do make sense as a pair, both half-hour female-led shows that delve into some serious discomfort comedy.

Both "Enlightened" and "Girls" are getting 10 episode seasons.


  • Ali | October 16, 2012 10:33 AMReply

    BOTH SHOWS FUCKING SUCK!!! Than you HBO and ur female head of programming for taking away great shows like Lucky Louie, The Wire, Sopranos and replacing it with winy ass annoying girls!

  • shelly | October 15, 2012 4:43 PMReply

    Enlightened blows Girls out of the water

  • 1234 | October 15, 2012 4:52 PM

    Enlightened blows alright. But the second part of your sentence is just untrue.