By Bill Keveney
HBO today announced what many fans already knew:Girlswill be back for a third season. The pay-cable network has ordered 12 more episodes.
Lena Dunham,Girls' creator and one of its stars, mentioned the third season earlier this week on Alec Baldwin's WNYC podcast.
The series, which follows the lives of young women in New York, recently won a Golden Globe for best comedy, and Dunham was named best actress in a comedy.Girlsalso won an Emmy last fall for casting for a comedy series.
The second season premiere on Jan. 13, which drew 866,000 for its initial showing, has now attracted a gross audience of 3.8 million viewers. Sunday's second episode drew 572,000 for its first broadcast.