|Murray Bartlett stars in Looking, returning January 11 on HBO.|
From collaborators Michael Lannan and Andrew Haigh, the comedy-drama series Looking returns for its ten-episode second season Sunday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. The show takes a frank look at the experiences of three close friends living in San Francisco as they explore the options available to a new generation of gay men seeking fulfillment in love and life.
Looking stars Jonathan Groff (Glee, The Normal Heart) as Patrick, Frankie J. Alvarez (Smash) as Agustín and Murray Bartlett (Guiding Light) as Dom.
Returning as series regulars on LOOKING this season are Lauren Weedman as Dom's roommate, Doris, Russell Tovey as Kevin and Raúl Castillo as Richie. Recurring guest stars include Daniel Franzese as Eddie; Scott Bakula as Lynn; Bashir Salahuddin as Doris' new love interest, Malik; and Andrew Law as Patrick's coworker, Owen.
Episode #9: "Looking for the Promised Land"
Debut: Sunday, January 11 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 11 (11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 13 (11:30 p.m.), 14 (8:00 p.m., 12:35 a.m.), 15 (10:30 p.m.), 16 (12:30 a.m.) and 17 (12:25 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 12 (9:00 p.m.) and 13 (9:00 p.m.)
Patrick (Jonathan Groff), Agustín (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Dom (Murray Bartlett) head to Russian River to stay at Lynn's (Scott Bakula) weekend cabin for relaxation and bonding. Though Patrick wants to lay low, the guys end up at a bacchanalian party in the woods after running into a Faerie. Meanwhile, Patrick mulls over what he wants from his life in the city, and Dom looks for clues in the house about Lynn's old life.
Written by Andrew Haigh; directed by Andrew Haigh.
Episode #10: "Looking for Results"
Debut: Sunday, January 18 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 18 (11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 20 (11:45 p.m.), 21 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 22 (10:30 p.m.), 23 (12:30 a.m.) and 24 (12:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 19 (9:30 p.m.) and 20 (9:00 p.m.)
After reminiscing over their childhood obsessions, Patrick and Kevin (Russell Tovey) decide to develop a gay game app on the side, but Patrick soon descends into a panic spiral when he discovers a small rash. Dom scopes out a location in the Tenderloin for a peri peri chicken take-out window; Doris (Lauren Weedman) is chatted up by a cute political aide; and Agustín makes plans to meet up with Eddie (Daniel Franzese), the "bear" he met at Russian River, but gets sidetracked by an old co-worker.
Written by Michael Lannan; directed by Andrew Haigh.
Episode #11: "Looking Top to Bottom"
Debut: Sunday, January 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 25 (11:30 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), 27 (11:35 p.m.), 28 (8:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 29 (10:30 p.m.), 30 (12:30 a.m.) and 31 (1:15 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 26 (9:30 p.m.) and 27 (9:00 p.m.)
Patrick gets ready for his first official overnight with Kevin, who's also agreed to attend Dom's rugby match - though Kevin doesn't want Patrick's friends to know they are seeing each other. Agustín visits Richie to make amends and thank him for the night before. At breakfast with Doris and her new fling, Malik (Bashir Salahuddin), Dom questions whether Lynn fully supports his dream of opening his own restaurant.
Written by John Hoffman; directed by Ryan Fleck.
Looking was created by Michael Lannan; executive producers, Andrew Haigh, Michael Lannan, Sarah Condon; co-executive producers, John Hoffman, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; producer, Kat Landsberg; consulting producer, Jhoni Marchinko.
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