EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:
HBO has confirmed the February 2016 debut dates for the new series VINYL and the new seasons of the returning series GIRLS and TOGETHERNESS.
VINYL kicks off its ten-episode season with a two-hour premiere, directed by Martin Scorsese, on SUNDAY, FEB. 14 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York City. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor. Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter. Winter serves as showrunner.
The new seasons of the comedy series GIRLS and TOGETHERNESS will debut back-to-back the following week, on SUNDAY, FEB. 21, starting at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
GIRLS begins its ten-episode fifth season SUNDAY, FEB. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Created by and starring Lena Dunham, this Emmy(R)-winning series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their 20s. Dunham executive produces along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Murray Miller and Paul Simms. The cast also includes Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jake Lacy.
TOGETHERNESS returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, FEB. 21 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). From brothers Jay and Mark Duplass, the show follows four adults living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) are struggling to rekindle the spark in their relationship, which has puttered out from the stresses of marriage and children. When Brett's friend Alex (Steve Zissis) and Michelle's sister, Tina (Amanda Peet), move in with them, the foursome engage in a tragically comedic struggle to follow their personal dreams, while still remaining good friends, siblings and spouses to each other.