After airing only two episodes of the second season and averaging an estimated 3.8 million viewers each Sunday, HBO has renewed Girls for a third season. What’s more, is that season three will consist of 12 episodes, up from the usual 10.
If you’ve been paying close attention, this news won’t come as a huge surprise. In November, while doing press for his latest movie This is 40, Girls executive producer Judd Apatow casually told an interviewer “we’re about to shoot the third season of Girls.” At the time HBO responded, “We’re looking forward to the launch of season two and hope to have good news shortly thereafter.”
The third episode of the current season airs this Sunday at 9 pm ET. You can watch a preview below.