Renewals: ‘Girls’ season 6, ‘Younger’ season 3, ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ season 5, and a lot more ‘Broad City’

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As you guessed it from looking at the title, this article is all about renewals, and there are plenty of them right now from across the TV landscape.

Let’s start with the news that was first hinted at yesterday: “Girls” is coming back officially for a sixth and final season. While the Lena Dunham comedy has never been a ratings beast for HBO, it has served as a cultural touchstone and provided plenty of attention for the network. Here is what Lena had to say in a statement:

“I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than GIRLS. The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni [Konner], Judd [Apatow] and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family. I conceived of GIRLS when I was 23 and now I’m nearly 30 – the show has quite perfectly spanned my 20s, the period of time that it’s about – and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up. We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the GIRLS universe, nothing ever ends too neatly.”

As for the rest…

“Younger” – Is it nice to see Sutton Foster getting a more permanent TV home after “Bunheads”? This show is now coming back for a third season over on TV Land. What’s more amazing is that the renewal comes before season 2 even premieres.

“Inside Amy Schumer” – This is somewhat similar to “Younger,” with the exception being that the fourth-season premiere is three months away for Comedy Central. Here is what Schumer had to say in a statement:

“We are so excited to get picked up … I’ve gotten picked up many times, but this time feels the best.”

“Broad City” – Meanwhile, Comedy Central has picked up this excellent comedy for two more years, even though season 3 is not airing until February 17. We love all of this faith these cable networks are showing! If only broadcast would do the same…

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