“Girls” writer, director and actress Lena Dunham said on Tuesday she was adding new, more diverse characters for the next season of her HBO show, after criticism that the first season failed to portray the rich culture of its New York City setting.
Call it The “Bridesmaids” Effect: Ever since the R-rated 2011 comedy became a runaway hit, taking in more than $280 million worldwide and earning Oscar nods for actress Melissa McCarthy and writers Kristin Wiig and Annie Mumolo, a rash of female-written comedies are enticing viewers with provocative new characters who are more like women we […]
“Girls” and “New Girl” are scoring ratings, buzz and Emmy Awards respect. Actor-writers Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and Lena Dunham (“Girls”) are case studies in hyphenate success.
HBO announced Wednesday that they have a deal with comedian Larry David to do a movie in which he will write and star–playing someone other than himself. While there aren’t many other details available, there are rumors that the project also has Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton attached to star, with Greg Mottola on board […]
“Girls” star Lena Dunham took her maiden “Late Night” voyage Wednesday, and she immediately revealed why the appearance was so special.
Monday June 11: ‘Bunheads‘ (9pm on ABC Family) **Series Premiere** Record Now Michelle Simms (Tony Award-winning actor Sutton Foster) had a promising career as a classically-trained professional dancer but was drawn to the lights of Las Vegas. Now, with a dead-end job as a 30-something showgirl, she’s found the excitement of Sin City has lost […]
NEW YORK (AP) — “Veep” is getting a second term on HBO, as is the comedy “Girls.” The pay cable network announced Monday that both of the comedies, which debuted this spring, will get second seasons. HBO ordered 10-episode seasons for both of them. “Girls” has been the recipient of some rapturous reviews. It was […]
Lena Dunham is deconstructing femininity right across the table. Having spiffed up for some behind-the-scenes featurettes for her upcoming HBO series, “Girls,” Dunham has relaxed into her seat at a Tribeca restaurant not far from where she grew up.
Monday April 9: ‘Being Human‘ (9pm on Syfy) **Season Finale** Record Now Sally’s mother resurfaces, Josh opts to kill Ray, and Aidan chooses to kill Mother in the season two finale. ‘NewNowNext Awards‘ (10pm on Logo) **Special** Record Now Logo’s ‘NewNowNext Awards’ have earned a reputation for breaking new ground in pop culture. Lady Gaga […]
Alligator hunters, raccoon wranglers and crawfish catchers in Louisiana’s critter-filled swamps and bayous are increasingly common on television.