'Girls' picked up by HBO for a third season

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Lena Dunham can’t keep a secret! The star and executive producer of Girls told Alec Baldwin on his podcast that the Golden Globe-winning comedy will return for a third season.

“We’re starting season three at the end of March,” she’s heard telling Baldwin. “I’m so excited.”

Girls began its second season on Jan. 13, the same night it won the Golden Globe for best comedy series and best actress (Dunham). Girls delivered 1.6 million viewers across three airings compared to 1.1 million across two airings last year.

Dunham also hinted to Baldwin that they may make 12, as opposed to 10, episodes for the third season.

“I would love that,” she said. “I don’t want to like – I don’t have any desire in doing like, you know, a 22 episode – I don’t even understand how someone does the 22 episode marathon. But I do think that doing – I think that a little more would be just a little more storytelling real estate and it would be amazing. But you know, so I shoot four-and-a-half months out of the year, then I’m editing, then I’m doing press, then I’m writing, then I’m back.”

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