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Andrew Rannells quits 'Girls'

Overextended actor to focus on 'The New Normal'

By Corey Levitan Jan 10, 2013 10:31AM
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"Girls" will suffer a boy shortage midway through its second season. Actor Andrew Rannells, who plays Hannah's (Lena Dunham) gay ex-boyfriend on "Girls," has told the Huffington Post that he's splitting the HBO drama to focus more on the lead role he also has in "The New Normal," the gay family comedy that premiered last fall on NBC. Rannells will make his last "Girls" appearance in this season's fourth episode.

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Rannells, 34, said he made his choice when it became obvious this summer that he couldn't shoot two simultaneous shows on opposite coasts. But it's not that he doesn't like "Girls."

"I mean, if I could be in two places at once I obviously would have done it," he told the Huffington Post.

Season 2 of "Girls" begins as Rannells' character, Elijah, has just moved in with Hannah following her blowout with former roommate Marnie (Allison Williams). So the news must have, like, seriously bummed Dunham -- who is also the show's creator and writer -- as she was obviously planning to develop the relationship.

Will you miss Rannells on "Girls"?

Season 2 of "Girls" Season 2 premieres Sun., Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

6Comments
Jan 14, 2013 3:19AM
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Is the New Normal even doing well?
Jan 10, 2013 3:58PM
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Let's all give him a HAND !  AGHHHH, wait, your hand  !
Jan 10, 2013 3:49PM
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I thought he had already quit qirls!
Jan 10, 2013 3:44PM
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boy nbc nothing but crap is making some great shows! the new normal is not normal unless your a fing liberal sicko! and their new show

about a stupid white president who is romney if they told the truth is the most left wing propaganda crap any network put on tv! what is this

for? to brainwash more people to think all the rich men in the world are stupid and evil! BOYCOTT NBC NOTHING BUTT COMMUNIST!

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