HBO has released information about the first three episodes of Girls, its upcoming comedy from Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow. The first original comedy on HBO in 2012, following the return of Eastbound & Down and the American broadcasts of Life’s Too Short and Angry Boys, Girls tells the story of two sets of roommates living in New York City. Each of the ladies in question are in that awkward time between college and adulthood, having to figure out their direction in life and how to navigate an increasingly difficult dating world in 2012.
Below are the initial air dates, episode names, episode descriptions, and repeat dates for the first three episodes of Girls. The series is slated to have 10 episodes in its first season.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:30-11:05 p.m. ET/PT)
Hannah (Lena Dunham), a 24-year-old aspiring writer living in New York City, is blindsided when her parents (Becky Ann Baker, Peter Scolari) cut her off financially. Subsequently fired from her unpaid internship, she seeks comfort in Adam (Adam Driver), the eccentric actor she sometimes sleeps with when she can get him to respond to her texts. Meanwhile, Hannah’s best friend and Type-A roommate, Marnie (Allison Williams), hosts a dinner party for their bohemian British friend Jessa (Jemima Kirke), who’s returned from god-knows-where to move in with Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet), Jessa’s younger, “Sex and the City”-obsessed cousin. Written and directed by Lena Dunham.
Other HBO playdates: April 15 (12:35 a.m.), 16 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (9:30 p.m.) and 19 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: April 16 (9:00 p.m., 9:35 p.m., 10:10 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.) and 21 (9:00 p.m., 1:05 a.m.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Hannah reveals her “Forest Gump”-induced AIDS phobia when she realizes Adam might not be practicing monogamy. Marnie lives in denial of her growing boredom with (and sexual repulsion by) her long-term boyfriend, Charlie (Chris Abbott); Jessa avoids Marnie’s meticulously planned day at a women’s health clinic, where Shoshanna confesses a humiliating secret. Written and directed by Lena Dunham.
Other HBO playdates: April 22 (12:30 a.m.), 25 (9:30 p.m.) and 26 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: April 23 (10:30 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (9:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.)
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
“All Adventurous Women Do”
Hannah meets up with her erstwhile college flame to find out how she contracted HPV, uncovering much more in the process. Marnie’s art-gallery boss introduces her to a cocky artist who piques her interest, while Jessa gets a babysitting gig. Written and directed by Lena Dunham.
Other HBO playdates: April 29 (12:30 a.m.) and May 2 (9:30 p.m.) and 3 (midnight)
HBO2 playdate: April 30 (8:30 p.m.)
Girls debuts Sunday, April 15th at 10:30. You can check out the first trailer, released in February, here.
How do you think the first three episodes of Girls sound? Will you be tuning in when it debuts next month? Does the show sound like a good match with Veep?