HBO Confirms January 13 Premiere Date for Season 2 of 'Girls' and 'Enlightened'

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October 15th, 2012

via press release:

The debut dates for the second seasons of the HBO comedy series GIRLS and ENLIGHTENED have been confirmed.

The ten-episode season of GIRLS kicks off SUNDAY, JAN. 13 at (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the series takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s. Dunham, Judd 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®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® for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

The ten-episode season of ENLIGHTENED kicks off SUNDAY, JAN. 13 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). The series tells the story of an ambitious executive at a global conglomerate, who returns to her fractured life after a humiliating public breakdown, determined to lead a more enlightened existence. But her newfound noble intentions only ratchet up the drama, wreaking unexpected havoc on those around her. Laura Dern stars in the series, which she executive produces along with Mike White, who also co-stars, writes and directs. Scott Stephens also executive produces. Dern received a 2012 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.


  • Paul

    Girls is a game changer in how women are portrayed on TV. Lena Dunham is a phenomenal writer.

  • mayorofsmpleton

    Both are phenomenal shows. Glad to see they’re getting noticed despite the low ratings. Enlightened was pulling below 300,000 total viewers an episode. It’s quite possibly the best comedy on TV. I get it’s not for everyone and it’s probably a little too sad for people expecting to laugh nonstop. It’s not that kind of show.

  • RyanCanada

    girls is such a great show

  • Rodrigo

    Love both. Enlightened is the most underrated show.

  • Andy

    I am happy to hear that Enlightened is now paired with Girls, a much better partner than Bored to Death (plus it’s now on Sunday instead of Monday). Enlightened really is brilliant and I can’t wait to see what Amy is up to next season! I hope more people discover it (and hopefully have over the break).

  • Hugh

    Looking forward to it

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