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HBO orders Lena Dunham comedy

'Girls' laffer from 'Tiny Furniture' director, Judd Apatow

HBO has given a series order to a half-hour comedy “Girls” from Lena Dunham.

The show, starring Dunham, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williams, is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their early 20s.

Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner exec produce with Dunham. Shooting will begin in the spring in New York.

The show is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s

Dunham’s indie comedy pic “Tiny Furniture,” in which she wrote, stars and directs, has gotten strong reviews and won the narrative jury prize at South by Southwest and was nommed for three Indie Spirit Award. She’s also adapting the novel “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares” for Scott Rudin.

Lena Dunham quickly established herself as an important young talent with her first feature film,” said Sue Naegle, president of HBO Entertainment. “We are thrilled to team up with her and fellow executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner for this exciting project.”

HBO still needs to make a decision on other pilots, including “Tilda,” starring Diane Keaton as a prominent Hollywood blogger.

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