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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