HBO’s Girls returns for a 10 episode fifth season on February 21, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT with Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Alex Karpovsky, Adam Driver, Andrew Rannells, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Jake Lacy in starring roles. Returning guest stars include Rita Wilson, Peter Scolari, Becky Ann Baker, Jon Glaser, Gaby Hoffman, Aidy Bryant, and Jason Ritter. New to the series for season five are guest stars Corey Stoll, Lucy Liu, and Frank Wood.
Girls was created by Lena Dunham and is executive produced by Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller, and Bruce Eric Kaplan.
Season Five Plot: “Hannah is putting her writing ambitions aside for the moment, continuing to work as a teacher alongside new boyfriend (and nice guy) Fran. Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi, but soon begins to realize she needs more space, literally and figuratively. Working towards becoming a therapist, Jessa tries to stay on the straight and narrow while managing a budding relationship. Shoshanna thrives at her new job in Japan, where she flirts with her boss, despite a long-distance relationship back home.”
Girls February 2016 Episodes:
Episode #43 (season 5, episode 1): “Wedding Day”
Debut: SUNDAY, FEB. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 21 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 22 (1:10 a.m.), 24 (9:30 p.m.), 25 (10:30 p.m.), 26 (4:25 a.m.) and 27 (2:35 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 22 (8:30 p.m.), 23 (12:30 a.m.) and 24 (11:15 p.m.), and March 12 (noon)
Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi while trying to maintain the facade of the breezy bride, and tasks Shoshanna with kicking out Fran, Hannah’s date, so the girls can get ready. Banished to the boys’ den, Fran has an awkward moment with Adam. A dejected Ray steps in to help Desi with his wedding-day jitters.
Written by Lena Dunham; directed by Lena Dunham.
Episode #44 (season 5, episode 2): “Good Man”
Debut: SUNDAY, FEB. 28 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 28 (1:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m.) and 29 (2:00 a.m.), and March 2 (9:30 p.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.), 4 (3:30 a.m.) and 5 (12:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 29 (8:30 p.m.) and March 1 (2:45 a.m.), 2 (10:45 p.m.) and 12 (12:30 p.m.)
In New York, an erratic roommate leads Fran to move in with Hannah. Later, Hannah gets an urgent call from her dad, who is trying to navigate a new type of dating. After a run-in at an AA meeting, Adam and Jessa spend the day together. Ray fears that the new cafe across the street is hurting his business. Elijah is hit on by a famous news anchor.
Written by Jenni Konner & Lena Dunham; directed by Lena Dunham.