HBO has set an end date for “Girls” in 2017.
The channel announced Wednesday that it’s renewed “Girls” for a sixth season, which will be its last one. Season 5 of the show premieres Feb. 21.
The decision to end the show sounds like a mutual one, with both HBO Programming head Michael Lombardo and creator-star Lena Dunham heaping praise on the other.
“Lena Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence. They are exceptional talents,” Lombardo says. “I can’t wait to see what Lena, Jenni and Judd have in store for the final seasons of this unique show, and look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Dunham says she “can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than ‘Girls.’ The freedom and support HBO has given Jenni, Judd and me is something rare and beautiful.”
It’s been a big day for series pickups. “Girls” joins “Younger,” “Broad City,” “Being Mary Jane” and “Inside Amy Schumer” in getting a renewal on Wednesday. The full list of shows renewed for 2016 and beyond is here.