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HBO’s ‘Girls’ to End After Sixth Season

Lena Dunham in a scene from her HBO cult comedy, "Girls," which will end after Season 6 (Photo by HBO).

LOS ANGELES - HBO’s cult comedy “Girls” will end after Season 6, according to TheWrap.

The comedy starring Lena Dunham is set to begin its fifth season in February. “Girls” is produced by Judd Apatow’s Apatow Productions and stars Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver. The show premiered in 2012 and tells the stories and experiences of a group of girls in their early 20s.

Dunham first came to prominence with her semiautobiographic 2010 feature film “Tiny Furniture” which won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, and later screened at such festivals as Maryland Film Festival. Dunham played the lead role of Aura. Laurie Simmons (Lena Dunham's real-life mother) played Aura's mother, and Lena's real-life sister Grace plays Aura's on-screen sister.

Dunham also won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.“Girls” was greenlit by HBO thanks to the success of “Tiny Furniture,” according to the network.The show is scheduled to premiere its fifth season on Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. ET.


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