HBO’s new series Togetherness will be airing three new episodes of its eight episode first season run in February 2015. And the network’s just released the details on what fans of the new series created by Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass, and Steve Zissis can expect from episodes four, five, and six.
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.
Togetherness February 2015 Episodes
Episode #4: “Houston We Have a Problem”
Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 8 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 8 (12:15 a.m., 2:15 a.m.), 9 (12:25 a.m.), 10 (8:00 p.m., 4:20 a.m.), 11 (12:30 a.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m.) and 13 (12:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 9 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (8:30 p.m.) and 14 (1:15 p.m.)
Alex (Steve Zissis) and Tina (Amanda Peet) fly back to Houston to pack up her things. During a night of drinks and dancing, Tina finds herself unexpectedly jealous of Alex. Back in LA, Brett (Mark Duplass) whisks Michelle (Melanie Lynskey) away for some much-needed intimacy.
Written and directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass.
Episode #5: “Kick the Can”
Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 15 (9:30-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 15 (12:15 a.m., 2:15 a.m.), 16 (midnight), 17 (8:00 p.m., 3:35 a.m.), 18 (12:30 a.m.), 19 (10:00 p.m.) and 20 (12:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 16 (9:00 p.m.), 19 (8:30 p.m.) and 21 (1:00 p.m.)
After an intense therapy session, Michelle organizes a day of fun with old friends, despite Brett’s lack of enthusiasm. When a group of hipsters looks to sour their plans, Michelle challenges them to a brutal game of “kick the can.”
Written by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass & Amanda Lasher; directed by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass.
Episode #6: “Ghost in Chains”
Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 22 (9:30-10:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Feb. 22 (12:15 a.m., 2:15 a.m.), 23 (12:15 a.m.), 24 (7:30 p.m., 4:55 a.m.), 25 (12:40 a.m.), 26 (10:00 p.m.) and 27 (12:50 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 23 (9:00 p.m.), 26 (8:30 p.m.) and 28 (2:05 p.m.)
During a morning hike, Brett meets Linda (Mary Steenburgen), a new-age believer who encourages him to get in touch with himself. Tina tries to make up with Alex by getting him an audition; Michelle helps David (John Ortiz) with the charter school; Brett takes a stand at work and opens up about his feelings
Written by Jay Duplass & Mark Duplass; directed by Nicole Holofcener.
-By Rebecca Murray
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