I've heard a lot of good things about Girls, HBO's Emmy-nominated comedy that wrapped up its first season in June with 1 million viewers.
Lena Dunham, the creator and star of Girls, tweeted today that the series will begin its second season on Sunday, January 13, 2013. This is an earlier return than originally expected.
Dunham stars as Hannah, who is surprised when her parents visit and tell her they are no longer going to financially support her, which they have done since she graduated from college two years previously. The show follows Hannah and her friends navigating through their 20s in Brooklyn, "one mistake at a time."
Girls will be joined on its return by the second season of Laura Dern's delayed Enlightened. The first season wrapped last October and Dern won a Golden Globe for it. It's first season finale drew 210,000 viewers.
Enlightened follows Dern as Amy Jellicoe, an executive with a self-destructive streak. After her professional life is destroyed, she tries to get her life back together. She stays at a holistic treatment facility after having a nervous breakdown and tries to use what she learns there back in her old life. She tries to improve the world, with mixed results.
Here is a teaser video for the second season of Girls:
Both shows' second seasons will consist of 10 episodes. Usually the 9 p.m. hour Sunday nights on HBO is reserved for dramas.