The big 'SNL' Tina Fey-centric return this past weekend certainly kicked things off on the right note, getting in a few shots at HBO's 'Girls' along the way with a sketch that featured Fey in the role of an Albanian refugee who contrasts the 'Girls' characters notoriously peppy lifestyles. 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham hasn't always been one to take parody in stride however, so what did Dunham have to say about the spoof?
'SNL' has never been shy about taking on some of the most popular and controversial topics in the modern world, so it's about time it finally got around to making fun of HBO's divisive 'Girls.' In a fake promo for a new season of Lena Dunham's acclaimed show, guest host Tina Fey and the rest of the cast propose some changes to the program's dynamic that we can't help but wish would actually come to pass.
Though HBO Golden Globe-winner 'Girls' courts plenty of controversy all on its own, series star Christopher Abbott made waves a few months ago with the news he would abruptly depart the series altogether, despite season 2 finale "Together" positioning his character Charlie for a larger role in season 3. Abbott was reported at the time to be feuding with creator and star Lena Dunham, though now the actor has finally gone on record to explain his departure.
The additions and departures of Netflix's 'Orange is the New Black' season 2 not withstanding, it seems criminal how long we'll have to wait for any new episodes. Thankfully, HBO's 'Girls' season 3 will bring us a Taystee treat earlier on in 2014, sentencing 'Orange is the New Black' favorite Danielle Brooks to the Lena Dunham-scripted comedy in season 3!
Last night proved big enough for HBO with the season 4 premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' and the trailer debut of hotly anticipated crime drama 'True Detective,' but you didn't think they'd stop there, did you? The full lineup for fall 2013 and early 2014 gets the spotlight in new trailers for 'Girls' season 3, 'Treme' and 'Eastbound & Down''s final runs, Stephen Merchant's 'Hello Ladies' and more!
Given all the eyes on HBO last night for the 'True Blood' season 6 finale, "Radioactive," the premium cable network took the opportunity to preview one of its biggest series returning for a new season in 2014. No, not 'Game of Thrones' (we wish), but rather a first look at 'Girls' season 3! The photographic new teaser gives us an insight into what Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa have gotten up to in the last year, so what can we expect from the January premiere?
It's been a good long while since we've heard much from the front of 'Girls' season 3, currently in production for a January 2014 premiere, though the Golden Globe-winning Lena Dunham dramedy has continued to add guest stars in the meantime. Latest to enter the Brooklyn fray is 'Like Crazy' star Felicity Jones, while co-showrunner Jenni Konner previewed that the series would take a much more realistic turn in the coming year.
For an HBO series about twenty-somethings in Brooklyn, HBO's 'Girls' certainly likes to keep things under wraps in between seasons. As production on season 3 of the Lena Dunham-scripted series continues, 'Fruitvale Station' star Melonie Diaz is the latest guest star confirmed to join the cast in a hush-hush role, and the actress had some interesting words for Dunham's directorial style along the way.
Despite the fact that HBO's 'Girls' lost most of its Emmy-nominated categories at the 2012 Emmy Awards, the producers of long-running FOX animation staple 'Family Guy' believe they've finally found their way to consideration. The latest controversial 'Family Guy' submission takes aim at the critically debated HBO series, and they might have something of a mess on their hands. Among other places.
Not that HBO's 'Girls' didn't already court its fair share of controversy, but the Lena Dunham-scripted series took an exceptional amount of criticism this past season for sex scenes between Dunham's character Hannah and guest star Patrick Wilson, as well as those between star Adam Driver and guest Shiri Appleby. With production on 'Girls' season 3 underway, Dunham has issued her own responses to the criticism, calling one scene a "terrible miscommunication."