‘Vinyl,’ ‘Girls,’ and ‘Togetherness’ 2016 Premiere Dates Announced

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Bobby Cannavale stars in ‘Vinyl’ (Photo Credit: HBO)

HBO has set the premiere dates for the first season of Vinyl, the second season of Togetherness, and the fifth season of Girls. The shows will be part of HBO’s Sunday night lineup beginning in February 2016. Vinyl will debut on Valentine’s Day at 9pm ET/PT, with Togetherness and Girls kicking off their new seasons on February 21, 2016. Girls will air at 10pm ET/PT followed by Togetherness at 10:30pm ET/PT.

Vinyl‘s first season consists of 10 episodes, with episode one directed by Martin Scorsese. The cast is led by Bobby Cannavale as a record label president and includes 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.

The Plot: “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.”

Girls‘ 10 episode fifth season once again has series creator Lena Dunham in a starring role along with Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jake Lacy.

The Plot: “This Emmy-winning series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their 20s.”

Togetherness‘ eight episode second season stars Mark Duplass (co-creator of the series with his brother, Jay), Melanie Lynskey, Steve Zissis, and Amanda Peet.

The Plot: “The show follows four adults living under one roof on the fringes of Los Angeles. Brett (Duplass) and Michelle (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 (Zissis) and Michelle’s sister, Tina (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.”