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Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He’s just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can’t write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, Jonathan turns instead to his fantasies moonlighting as a private detective because he wants to be a hero and a man of action.

Episode #21:  “I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth”

Debut:  MONDAY, NOV. 7 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates:  Nov. 7 (11:00 p.m.), 8 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (12:30 a.m.), 10 (10:00 p.m.), 11 (9:30 p.m.) and 13 (3:40 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 9 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (2:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and 13 (8:00 p.m.)

Jonathan (Jason Schwartzman) and George (Ted Danson) see a “friendship” counselor (Sarah Silverman).  George begins taking singing lessons from Josephine (Mary Steenburgen), a delightful pothead.  Jonathan attempts to win back George’s affection.  Ray (Zach Galifianakis) becomes irresistible to women.

Written by Sam Sklaver and Jonathan Ames; directed by Tristram Shapeero.

Episode #22:  “Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold”

Debut:  MONDAY, NOV. 14 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates:  Nov. 14 (11:00 p.m.), 15 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (12:30 a.m.), 17 (10:00 p.m.), 18 (9:30 p.m.) and 20 (3:00 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 16 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (11:00 p.m.), 19 (4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and 20 (8:00 p.m.)

Jonathan’s college sweetheart (Casey Wilson) enlists him to guard her wedding jewels and reminds him of their prenuptial pact.  Ray moves in with George.  George warns Josephine about growing too attached.

Written by Mike Schwartz and Jonathan Ames; directed by Tristram Shapeero.

Episode #23:  “Forget the Herring”

Debut:  MONDAY, NOV. 21 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates:  Nov. 21 (11:00 p.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (11:30 p.m.), 24 (10:00 p.m.), 25 (9:30 p.m.) and 27 (4:15 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 23 (midnight), 25 (11:00 p.m.), 26 (5:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and 27 (8:00 p.m.)

Rose Hiney (Isla Fisher) connects with Jonathan on new leads.  George and Ray attempt to right their unrightable wrongs.

Written by Rachel Axler and Jonathan Ames; directed by Adam Bernstein.

Episode #24:  “Nothing I Can’t Handle by Running Away” (season finale)

Debut:  MONDAY, NOV. 28 (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates:  Nov. 28 (11:00 p.m.), 29 (11:00 p.m.) and 30 (11:30 p.m.), and Dec. 1 (10:00 p.m.), 2 (9:30 p.m.) and 4 (10:30 p.m., 4:20 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates:  Nov. 30 (midnight) and Dec. 2 (11:00 p.m.), 3 (5:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and 4 (8:00 p.m.)

George throws a wedding for Emily (Halley Feiffer) and Bernard (David Rasche).  Jonathan is hesitant to break it off with his new lady.  Ray retreats into Spencer’s (Nate and Darren Cangelosi) arms.  Jonathan is taken hostage and Ray gathers an army of his newfound Super Ray fans.

Written by Jonathan Ames; directed by Adam Bernstein.

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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