Girls has been renewed for a third season, at least unofficially.
Creator and star Lena Dunham confirmed that the series had been renewed on Alec Baldwin’s podcast, “Here’s the Thing.”
“We’re starting season three at the end of March,” she said. “I’m so excited. ” Baldwin told her he’s available — 30 Rock is on its way out, after all — and that he’d play her therapist.
The first two seasons of the show, which is based on some of Dunham’s real life experiences, have received mainly positive reviews from critics and viewers. Metacritic has the series listed as the highest-rated fictional debut series of 2012, and the second season holds a score of 84 (universal acclaim) based on 18 reviews. The first season had a score of 87, based on 29 reviews.
Even though the show has been picked up for another season, Dunham is already thinking about the end of the series.
“The ideal finale to the show would be a feeling like they don’t have to have kids, they don’t have to have husbands, but you look at them and you kind of go, ‘They’re on their way; they’re more okay than they were when they started,’” Dunham said. “Or they’re less okay, but we have an understanding of what kind of adult we think they’re gonna be.”
While she’s thinking about the third season, Dunham may also have a Girls reality show to consider. As we previously reported, an ad on Craigslist not-so-subtly announced that a production company was looking for real life Girls. Dunham has yet to comment on the prospect of a reality show.
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