HBO Sets a January Premiere Date for ‘Togetherness’

Togetherness Series Premiere and January 2015 Episodes
The cast of HBO’s ‘Togetherness’

HBO’s new half-hour comedy series Togetherness will debut on January 11, 2015 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Steve Zissis created the series and Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet and Zissis star in the comedy about four adults struggling to keep their dreams alive as they approach 40.

Season one will have an eight episode run.

The Plot:

Brett and Michelle 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 and Michelle’s sister, Tina, 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.

Series regulars include writer-director-producer Mark Duplass as Brett Pierson, a straitlaced sound designer trying to rediscover himself as he nears his 40s; Melanie Lynskey as Michelle Pierson, eager to rekindle her passion for romance and life; Amanda Peet as Tina Morris, desperate to get her bouncy-castle business off the ground while looking for a husband; and Steve Zissis as struggling actor Alex Pappas, who nearly leaves town but is convinced by Brett to give his career one last try. Guest stars include Peter Gallagher as Larry, a movie producer; John Ortiz as David, a divorced dad campaigning for a charter school; and Mary Steenburgen as Linda, a free spirit who takes an interest in helping Brett come out of his shell.

January 2015 Togetherness Episodes

Episode #1: “Family Day”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 11 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 11 (11:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 12 (10:20 p.m.), 13 (8:30 p.m., 2:25 a.m.), 14 (12:05 a.m.), 15 (10:00 p.m.) and 16 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 12 (11:20 p.m.), 15 (8:30 p.m.) and 17 (1:30 p.m.)
After Alex, a struggling actor, is evicted from his apartment, his best friend, Brett, a sound designer who’s married and has two young kids, tries to convince him to stay in LA. Meanwhile, Brett’s wife, Michelle, deals with her directionless big sister, Tina, who’s visiting from Houston. Following a group outing at the beach, Michelle and Brett clash while Tina confronts an ex, with Alex’s help.
Written by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Steve Zissis; directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass.

Episode #2: “Handcuffs”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 18 (9:30-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 18 (11:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 19 (11:55 p.m.), 20 (8:00 p.m., 2:00 a.m.), 21 (midnight), 22 (10:00 p.m.) and 23 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 19 (9:00 p.m.), 22 (8:30 p.m.) and 24 (1:45 p.m.)
Tina tries to shake Alex out of his funk by enlisting him to help with her business and vowing to help him get the career of his dreams. Brett gets in trouble at work when his creative instincts rub co-workers the wrong way. Tina convinces Michelle to spice things up in the bedroom.
Written and directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass.

Episode #3: “Insanity”
Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 25 (9:30-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 25 (11:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 26 (12:40 a.m.), 27 (8:30 p.m., 2:05 a.m.), 28 (midnight), 29 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (midnight)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 26 (9:00 p.m.), 29 (8:30 p.m.) and 31 (1:30 p.m.)
Brett’s invite to a movie premiere leads to an impromptu night on the town for everyone. Tina and Alex engage in a personal “mission,” Brett looks to mend a work relationship, and Michelle meets David, a divorced dad who wants to start a new charter school. Brett finds a way to cheer up Alex.
Written and directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass.

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-By Rebecca Murray

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