'Girls' renewed for fifth season on HBO

'Girls' has been renewed for a fifth season on HBO ahead of its fourth season premiere

The fourth season of "Girls" premieres on Sunday, but HBO has already renewed the series for a fifth season.

According to multiple reports, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement before the audience assembled at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City for a screening of the "Girls" fourth season premiere on Monday night.

This is becoming part of the routine for "Girls," which was renewed for a fourth season ahead of its third season premiere last year.

The series continues to be critically acclaimed and series star and creator Lena Dunham continues to be a focal point for controversy.

As the series is premiering on HBO on Sunday, Dunham and fellow producers Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow will be in competition at the Golden Globe Awards for two prizes: one for best comedy series and the other for Dunham as the star of a comedy series. The show won in both of those categories in 2013.

The fourth season sees Dunham's character, Hannah Horvath, getting out of New York City for Iowa, where she enrolls in the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop.

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