"Girls" creator Lena Dunham scooped her own network this afternoon, when she replied to a Twitter question about the dramedy's second season premiere by saying it would be on January 13th. A few hours later, HBO confirmed that the date was correct, and that the Laura Dern/Mike White dramedy "Enlightened" would return on the same night, "Girls" at 9 and "Enlightened" at 9:30.

HBO announced in the summer that both shows would be returning in January (filling in the scheduling hole left by the cancellation of "Luck"); now we know the specific date.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "The Revolution Was Televised," about the last 15 years of TV drama, is for sale at Amazon. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com