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HBO's 'True Detective' gets date, 'Girls' a 3rd season

Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham speaks at "About

Actress and filmmaker Lena Dunham speaks at "About Town -- Betty Knows Best" during The New Yorker Festival 2013 at BG Restaurant in the Bergdorf Goodman store in Manhattan. (Oct. 6, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

"True Detective" -- the HBO series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of Louisiana detectives at work on very cold case -- has a date: Jan. 12 at 9 p.m.

And this: "Girls" returns that night, too, with a one-hour open, or to be more specific, two back-to-back half-hour episodes (and will return to a half-hour the following week).

Oh, and this: HBO also said the Jonathan Groff series, "Looking," will arrive that night as well. (Don't know a whole heck of a lot about this, but here's what HBO has to say: "The series revolves around three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men." (App users, check out for a glimpse of a shirtless McConaughey; imagine that!)

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Tags: True Detective , Girls , HBO , Looking , Matthew McConaughey , Woody Harrelson

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