HBO today confirmed a number of programming moves, including the premiere of the new sitcom “Crashing.” The comedy, created by and starring Pete Holmes, will premiere on the pay-cable net Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Holmes stars as “a standup comic who discovers that his wife is unfaithful, leading him to re-evaluate his life amidst the New York City comedy scene,” HBO says in its announcement. Artie Lange, Lauren Lapkus and T.J. Miller also star in the show, which is executive produced by Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes.
HBO also confirmed season premiere dates for “Girls” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.” Both shows will return for their new seasons on Sunday, Feb. 12, with “Girls” premiering its sixth and final season at 10 p.m.
“Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy-winning comedy series is a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their 20s,” HBO notes. Dunham executive produces along with Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan. Also in the cast are Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver, Alex Karpovsky, Andrew Rannells and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” rolls out its fourth season later that night, Sunday, Feb. 12, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. “Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy-winning show is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night,” HBO notes.
Executive producers on the show are John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor.