Thursday, October 29, 2015

HBO Announces February Premiere Dates for 'Vinyl,' 'Girls' and 'Togetherness'

HBO has confirmed the February 2016 debut dates for the new drama Vinyl and the new seasons of the returning comedies Girls and Togetherness. Read on to see when each show debuts next year.

Vinyl kicks off its ten-episode season with a two-hour premiere, directed by Martin Scorsese, on Sunday, February 14 at 9/8c. From 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 (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale), who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path.

Additional series regulars for Vinyl 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 Scorsese, Jagger, Winter, Rick Yorn, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi and Allen Coulter. Winter serves as showrunner.

The new seasons of Girls and Togetherness will debut back-to-back the following week, on Sunday, February 21, starting at 10/9c.

Girls begins its ten-episode fifth season on February 21 at 10/9c. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy-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 Drive, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jake Lacy.

Togetherness returns for its eight-episode second season on February 21 at 10:30/9:30c. 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.