HBO KICKS OFF 2015 WITH THE DEBUT OF ‘TOGETHERNESS’ AND THE RETURN OF ‘GIRLS’ AND ‘LOOKING’
HBO inaugurates its slate of original programming for 2015 with the premiere of the new original comedy series Togetherness, along with the return of the critically acclaimed comedies Girls, for its fourth season, and Looking, in its second season, on Sunday, January 11th, beginning at 22:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States.
Meanwhile, back in New York, Marnie (Allison Williams) pursues a music career while balancing her professional and romantic relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach); Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) graduates and begins interviewing for jobs, while sorting out her relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky); and Jessa (Jemima Kirke) attempts to control her addiction through Alcoholics Anonymous, though her ability to stir up drama remains undiminished. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this season’s 10 episodes offer up some unexpected twists as the girls continue to hunt for success – creatively, professionally and romantically.
Immediately following the premiere of Girls is the television debut of Jay and Mark Duplass, Togetherness (22:30 hrs.). Filmed in and around the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles, the eight-episode first season follows four adults nearing 40, living under the same roof, struggling to keep their relationships and dreams alive.
When Brett and Michelle move in with the struggling couple, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams while still remaining good friends, siblings and spouses to each other.
Togetherness is executive produced by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass; co-executive produced, by Stephanie Langhoff; with consulting producers Amanda Lasher, Caroline Williams and Steve Zissis, and line producer Carolyn Craddock.
Closing the night of premieres is the original comedy-drama series Looking (23:00 hrs.), which returns for its second season with ten all-new episodes, offering up the unfiltered experiences of three friends – Patrick, Agustín and Dom – living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.
Dom (Murray Bartlett) continues his dream to open a Portuguese peri peri chicken establishment, but faces many ups and downs in securing financing – and in his relationship with Lynn (guest star Scott Bakula). With naturalism and humor, Looking continues to explore the search for happiness and intimacy in an age of unparalleled choices – and rights – for gay men, with the progressive, sexually open culture of San Francisco serving as a backdrop for the trio’s lives.
*Atlantic Standard Time. For local transmission times call (246) 620-FLOW/3569 or visit www.hbomax.tv.