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Girls renewed for fourth season


Story by Jack Foley

CULT HBO comedy Girls, created by and starring Lena Dunham, has been renewed for a fourth season ahead of its third season premiere.

HBO has confirmed that it will film in New York later this year, with a 2015 premiere planned.

Although not a massive ratings hit, Girls has a massive cult following, ranks as one of the channel’s biggest DVR programmes and regularly attracts awards. An Emmy nominee, the show also took home two Golden Globes in 2013 for best comedy and for star Dunham and is up for best comedy again at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Previous seasons have run for 10 episodes but the forthcoming third season, which airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic, will have 12.

It is the only current comedy on HBO to be given another season, although political comedy Veep returns in April.

A decision is still being made on Stephen Merchant comedy Hello Ladies, which also airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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