Apatow Hints that HBO has Picked Up GIRLS for a Third Season

Apatow Hints that HBO has Picked Up GIRLS for a Third Season

Lena Dunham's GIRLS has garnered praise, criticism, and above all, ratings for HBO. With its second season set to air on Jan. 13, executive producer Judd Apatow is already hinting at a potential third season for the networks newest darling.

Critically acclaimed director, Apatow, who also serves as executive produer for GIRLS, hinted towards a renewal of the series in an interview Monday. "We're about to shoot the third season of Girls. Season 2 starts in January," he told Hot Button.

HBO opted out of a comment, telling The Huffington Post: "We're looking forward to the launch of Season 2 and hope to have good news shortly thereafter."

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham, Apatow and Jenni Konner executive produce the show with Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress; MurRay Miller co-executive produces. The series recently received five Emmy(R)nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham), winning the Emmy(R) for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

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