‘Girls’ Episode Guide (April 17): Hannah Delivers Unexpected News to Principal Toby

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‘Girls’ Episode Guide (April 17): Hannah Delivers Unexpected News to Principal Toby

“Love Stories” (04/17/16; 10:00-10:30PM) – After Hannah gives Principal Toby (Douglas McGrath) unexpected news, she runs into Tally (Jenny Slate), her old friend-slash-nemesis. Marnie has an unsettling dream and later tries to work things out with Desi.

Noticing that business is suffering at Ray’s, Shoshanna offers to help with marketing, performing clandestine research on the competition. Elijah makes his pitch to Dill for their relationship to be exclusive.

“Love Stories” was written by Max Brockman & Jason Kim & Lena Dunham. It was directed by Alex Karpovsky.

“I Love You Baby” Season 5 Finale (04/17/16; 10:30-11:00PM) – Elijah and Loreen (Becky Ann Baker) help Hannah with her plan to participate in the Moth Story Slam. Marnie prepares to go on tour with Desi. Shoshanna’s idea for an “anti-hipster” Ray’s takes off. After helping take care of the baby, Jessa and Adam have an epic fight.

The season 5 finale was written by Judd Apatow & Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner. It was directed by Jenni Konner.

Created by and starring Lena Dunham, the Emmy(R)-winning HBO series “Girls” takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of women in their 20s. Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan executive produce the show, which kicks off its ten-episode fifth season SUNDAY, FEB. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), followed by other half-hour episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time.

In addition to Dunham, who stars as Hannah, the cast includes Allison Williams as Marnie; Jemima Kirke as Jessa; Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna; Alex Karpovsky as Ray; Adam Driver as Adam; Andrew Rannells as Elijah; Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Desi; and Jake Lacy as Fran.

Returning guest stars for the fifth season of “Girls” include: Rita Wilson as Marnie’s mother; Peter Scolari and Becky Ann Baker as Hannah’s parents; Jon Glaser as Laird; Gaby Hoffman as Adam’s sister, Caroline; Aidy Bryant as Abigail; and Jason Ritter as Scott. New guest stars this season include: Corey Stoll as Dill; Lucy Liu as Detective Mosedale; and Frank Wood as Oscar.

In 2012, “Girls” won an Emmy(R) for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, and has received 14 Primetime Emmy(R) nominations to date. In 2013, it was the only HBO series to be honored at the Golden Globe Awards, winning in the categories of Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical (Lena Dunham).

The series was recently renewed for a sixth and final season, scheduled for 2017.

“Girls” was created by Lena Dunham; executive producers, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Ilene S. Landress, Murray Miller and Bruce Eric Kaplan; co-executive producer, Tami Sagher; producers, Jesse Peretz, Sarah Heyward and Regina Heyman.

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