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?
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!
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.
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."
'Girls' season 3 was thrown for a loop shortly after the airing of season 2 finale "Together," when series star Christopher Abbott abruptly quit the series after his character Charlie was positioned to take a more integral role. Now that 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'The Walking Dead' star Michael Zegen has joined 'Girls' season 3, however, speculation has begun that Zegen may replace Abbott in the role rather than portray an original character.
Yesterday we learned the admittedly unsurprising news that HBO's 'Girls' was due to receive its very own porn parody, courtesy of Hustler. The HBO dramedy's regular use of explicit material led the director to declare he didn't have to change very much in crafting his parody, but what does 'Girls' creator Lena Dunham have to say on the matter? Check out the latest 'Girls' controversy inside!
Though HBO's eternally buzzing Lena Dunham dramedy 'Girls' made little regular habit of cliffhangers, many found themselves perplexed by the the unusually optimistic ending of season 2 finale "Together," which largely reunited the season 1 couples. That ending was thrown into chaos by the sudden departure of actor Christopher Abbott, for whom the season 2 finale had suggested a larger role, but what do Abbott's castmates have to say about the exit? Preview Marnie's updated outlook in 'Girls' season 3 inside!