TV Quick Hits: ‘You’re the Worst’ renewed; ‘Girls’ season 5 trailer; ‘Heartbreaker’ title change on NBC
“Girls” season 5 trailer – We begin this edition of TV Quick Hits with the just-released trailer of “Girls” season 5, which is some evidence that at least some of these characters are attempting to grow up. Hannah Horvath is trying to show more maturity at times … but she’s also kissing Elijah in a very awkward way right in front of Fran. Also, Marnie is getting married to Desi (who thinks that will actually work out?), Shoshanna has traveled around the world, and at one point Hannah is going to have, per Elijah, a “gay emergency” involving her “gay dad.”
The new season is officially set to premiere on Sunday, February 21 on HBO. That is a little bit later than usual, and it is something that we attribute to the premiere of the upcoming drama “Vinyl.” Also, “Game of Thrones” may be starting a little bit later than usual.
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“You’re the Worst” renewed – This news is certainly not the worst at all! FXX has confirmed that the critically-acclaimed comedy will return for a third season in 2016. Here is what Nick Grad of FX Networks / FX Productions had to say in a statement, which also included the news that creator Stephen Falk had signed a development deal to work further on this show and other projects:
“Stephen is one of the best new talents in comedy — as funny, thoughtful and original as You’re the Worst and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next … You’re the Worst, already one of the most critically-acclaimed comedies on television, is also one of the most innovative, something Stephen and the cast will continue in the much-deserved third season. The daring turn this season, led by the honest and respectful portrayal of Gretchen’s depression, was a very courageous move for a comedy and another milestone for You’re the Worst.”
“Heartbreaker” has a new title – The Melissa George medical drama, originally set to premiere this fall, now is going to be titled “Heartbeat.” We’re not entirely sure the reason for the change; heck, we much preferred “Heartbreaker” since it felt a little more edgy and a little less clinical / romantic, depending on your interpretation.
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