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HBO revs up for 2016, sets February premiere for Girls, Vinyl, and Togetherness

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February is shaping up to be a big month on HBO. The premium network has confirmed premiere dates for two returning series, Girls and Togetherness, as well as the anticipated new rock drama, Vinyl.

The latest from Boardwalk Empire‘s Terence Winter, Vinyl will be first on the docket. Set in 1970s New York City, the 10-episode season will follow music exec Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale) as he struggles to save his record label in the era of excess. With real-life rock legend Mick Jagger on board as an executive producer (among others), and Martin Scorsese directing the premiere episode, the show is getting serious buzz. The two-hour first episode will air on Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET.

Naturally, you should expect plenty of sex and drugs, to go along with the rock ‘n’ roll — this is HBO after all.

Girls will return for season 5 on Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. ET. The latest 10-episode season will pickup where Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her 20-something friends left off, as they deal with their ever-present Millennial struggles in everyday decisions, dating, and more. Girls is created by Dunham, who also executive produces with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Murray Miller, and Paul Simms.

Togetherness kicks off its 8-episode second season immediately following Girls at 10:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 21. It will bring viewers back to the LA setting where four adults share a house. The show is created by indie film darlings Jay and Mark Duplass, with the latter also starring as Brett, half of a married couple (with Melanie Lynskey as Michelle) dealing with the trials of marriage. The other two sharing the living space are Brett’s friend Alex (Steve Zissis) and Michelle’s sister, Tina (Amanda Peet).

HBO will be hoping all three shows can help to hold down the ship as the network steers towards the 2016 spring premieres of marque titles Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep.

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