The Ladies Land Again and The Boys Are Back: HBO’s GIRLS and LOOKING Return to HBO Canada, January 11

— December 18, 2014

“…in its best moments GIRLSstands out not as millennial but as universal…” – Kate Taylor, Globeand Mail

 

“…fraught with all the passion, hurtand wit that should characterize love storiesinvolving any coupling…” – Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette onLOOKING

  To tweet thisrelease: http://bmpr.ca/1z9iRMw Join the Hubub forthis announcement: Hubub.com/TMN_Publicity   TORONTO(December 18, 2014) – From New York to San Francisco,relationships, laughter, triumphs, and tears take centre stage when HBO comediesGIRLS and LOOKING return with new seasons. OnSunday, Jan. 11, GIRLS is back for its10-episode fourth season at 9 p.m. ET/MT, whileLOOKING returns for its 10-episode second season at 10p.m. ET/MT. HBO’s new previouslyannounced half-hour comedy TOGETHERNESSdebuts in between at 9:30 p.m. ET/MT. With HBO Canada’srecentlyannouncedexpanded multiplatform offering, subscribers can now catch up on all previousseasons of GIRLS and LOOKING in Eastern CanadaonTMNGOand HBO CanadaOnDemand, and in Western Canada, on the go with ShawGo Movie Central appBell TV appTelus Optik onthe go, andHBO Canada On Demand.   Click on the following links for sneak peeks of thenew seasons of GIRLS and LOOKING, and TOGETHERNESS. ** MediaNote ** – Download photos at BellMediaPR.com/Network/HBO-Canadaor http://mediacentre.corusent.com   Created by and starring Lena Dunham,GIRLS (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/MT) continues to take a comic lookat the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their 20s.In the new season, Hannah (Lena Dunham) has left New York to attend theprestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop, hoping to become a more serious writer,while facing uncertainty in her relationship with Adam (Adam Driver, This IsWhere I Leave You). Back in the city, Marnie (Allison Williams, PETER PANLIVE!) is pursuing a music career, trying to balance her personal andprofessional relationship with Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Lola Versus),while new graduate Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet, MAD MEN) is interviewing for jobs andstruggling to sort out her relationship with Ray (Alex Karpovsky, INSIDE LLEWYNDAVIS), and Jessa (Jemima Kirke, Tiny Furniture) is trying sobrietythrough AA, but her knack for creating drama is undiminished. The series alsostars Andrew Rannells (THE NEW NORMAL) as Elijah.   Theseries was recently nominated for two Golden Globe® Awards, includingBest Television Series – Comedy or Musical, and Best Performance byan Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (LenaDunham).   Returning guest stars for the fourth season ofGIRLS include: Rita Wilson (THE GOOD WIFE) as Marnie’s mother;Peter Scolari (NEWHART) and Becky Ann Baker (Men In Black) as Hannah’sparents; Jon Glaser (HUMAN GIANT) as Laird; Gaby Hoffman (TRANSPARENT) as Adam’ssister, Caroline; Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman,MaryHartman) as Beedie; and Bob Balaban (The Grand BudapestHotel) as Dr. Rice.   Newguest stars this season of GIRLS include: Ana Gasteyer(Mean Girls) and Anthony Edwards (ER) as Shoshanna’s parents; NatashaLyonne (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Rickie; Gillian Jacobs (COMMUNITY) asMimi-Rose Howard; Marc Maron (MARON) as Ted; Zachary Quinto (Star Trek)as Ace; Jason Ritter (GRAVITY FALLS) as Scott; Maude Apatow (This Is40) as Cleo; and Spike Jonze (Her) as Marcos.   JuddApatow (This Is 40), Jenni Konner (HELP ME HELP YOU), Lena Dunham,Ilene S. Landress (HBO’s MILDRED PIERCE), Murray Miller (Williams-Poole: 7Days in Hell), Paul Simms (NEWSRADIO), and Bruce Eric Kaplan (HBO’s SIXFEET UNDER) executive produce. Producer is Jesse Peretz (Our IdiotBrother), and co-producer is Sarah Heyward.   LOOKING (Sundays at10 p.m. ET/MT) returns for its 10-episode second season, and continues torevolve around three friends in San Francisco who explore the varied optionsavailable to a new generation of gay men. In the new season, Patrick (JonathanGroff, HBO’s THE NORMAL HEART) is on the verge of a new relationship that couldcomplicate life at work and home, even as he tries to salvage a friendship froman old one. Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez, SMASH), still floundering from his ownbreakup, leaves old aspirations behind while making a new connection, and Dom(Murray Bartlett, August) continues to pursue his restaurant dreams,but encounters obstacles at every turn.   Returning asseries regulars on LOOKING this season are Lauren Weedman(Date Night), Russell Tovey (The History Boys), and RaúlCastillo (Cold Weather). Recurring guest stars include: Daniel Franzese(Mean Girls); Scott Bakula (HBO’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA); BashirSalahuddin (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon); and Andrew Law (LateNight with Seth Meyers). LOOKING was created by Michael Lannan (Lorimer) and isexecutive produced by Andrew Haigh (Weekend), Michael Lannan, SarahCondon (HBO’s BORED TO DEATH). Co-executive producers are John Hoffman(ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (HBO’s BIG LOVE), producer isKat Landsberg (TWISTED), and consulting producer is Jhoni Marchinko (WILL &GRACE).   In EasternCanada, the series will be available on TMNGOand HBO CanadaOnDemand. In Western Canada, they will be available on the gowith ShawGo Movie Central appBell TV appTelus Optik onthe go, andHBO Canada On Demand.   HBO Canada is amultiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and CorusEntertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).   SOCIALMEDIA LINKS: @hbocanada @TMN_Publicity @CorusPR https://www.facebook.com/HBOCanada http://instagram.com/hbocanada Hubub.com/TMN_Publicity   AboutHBO Canada HBOCanada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedicprograms, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedyseries, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titlesfrom HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment.HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming isaccessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider.For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is adivision of Bell Media, which is part of BCEInc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In WesternCanada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central(Western Canada).   About Movie Central Movie Central is owned by Corus EntertainmentInc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additionalassets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishingand children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.  

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