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For fans of HBO’s freshman comedy Togetherness (and count me among them) some excellent news was announced late yesterday evening: the series will be returning in 2016 for its second season.
The series launched at the beginning of January to strong critical acclaim, and has built on its audience each of the three weeks it has aired. The series, created by Mark and Jay Duplass (Mark also stars on the series, while Jay is one of the stars of Amazon Prime’s Transparent), focuses on a married couple, Brett and Michelle (Duplass and Melanie Lynskey), who take Michelle’s struggling sister (Amanda Peet) and Brett’s best friend (Steve Zissis, who also produces the series) into their house when both fall on hard times.
Togetherness is currently three episodes into its initial eight episode run, and scheduled to complete its first season on March 8, 2015. Upon hearing that the series had been picked up for a second season, the Duplass brothers released an absolutely adorable statement: “We began our love affair with HBO in our parents’ living room in 1983, and to have these brilliant creative people put a ring on our fingers with a second season of Togetherness is a real-life dream come true.”
The series is expected to begin shooting for its second season later this year.