TVLine Items: Lena Dunham Announces Girls Renewal, S.H.I.E.L.D. Tackles Social Media & More

Girls Season 3 RenewalHBO has yet to officially announce a Girls renewal — but that’s not stopping Lena Dunham.

During an appearance this week on Alec Baldwin’s Here’s The Thing podcast, the Golden Globe-winning writer/actress revealed that production on Season 3 of the comedy is “starting at the end of March. I’m so excited.”

Even better, Baldwin may have used Dunham’s pick-up news to land his first post-30 Rock gig. “I’ll come and play your therapist,” he offered, to which she replied: “That would be the most fun thing in the world.”

Jack Donaghy, a shrink? We likey.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• ABC is already giving its buzzy Joss Whedon-helmed pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. a major push with two separate — but official! — social media pages. Browse the project’s Facebook and Twitter pages here.

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• Disney Channel’s hourlong Wizards of Waverly Place reunion special is slated to premiere Friday, March 15 at 8/7c, TV Guide Magazine reports.

• Star Trek vet George Takei will guest-star in The Neighbors’ first season finale, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing the alien father of Simon Templeman’s Larry Bird.

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• Juliette Goglia (Joan of Arcadia) has joined NBC’s upcoming Michael J. Fox comedy. Per The Hollywood Reporter, she’ll play his intelligent middle child.

• CommuniCon, the first-ever fan convention devoted to Community, has just unveiled the lineup for its inaugural year — and I’m taking part in it. On Saturday, Feb. 9 in Los Angeles, I’ll moderate a writers’ panel featuring several of your favorite scribes, including Megan Ganz, Andy Bobrow and Chris McKenna. (For a full schedule and ticket info, follow @CommuniConNews on Twitter.)

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  1. Alan says:

    nice to see a push for shield starting so early, that can only mean it will be picked up.
    are any of the cast going to the community convention? this is the first ive heard of it and it sounds cool

  2. Mark says:

    Hopefully Sierra from That’s So Raven has some better acting skills now.

  3. Geraint says:

    Yeah ABC created the page for Shield back in October before even finishing casting.

  4. Jim says:

    Alec Baldwin is too good for that awful show.

  5. Tom Charles says:

    Yay for Juliette Goglia getting work, the few things I’ve seen her in she’s showed a lot of promise. And yay for CommuniCon!

  6. Britta Unfiltered says:

    CommuniCon? I like it! Girls has been renewed? I love it! Alec Baldwin has a podcast?? I…don’t know what to think about that.

  7. Angela says:

    Aaaaaargh, WHY don’t I live in Los Angeles? I wanna go to CommuniCon!