Interview: Amanda Peet and Steve Zissis discuss what the second season holds for Togetherness

Among the recent crop of “sadcoms,” HBO’s Togetherness stands out. Created by Mark and Jay Duplass along with their childhood friend, actor and writer Steve Zissis, on the surface the show had a simple “fuller house” premise: A deadbeat friend (Zissis) and a flighty sister (Amanda Peet) move in with a married couple (Mark Duplass and Melanie Lynskey) and their family in L.A. But Togetherness quickly surpassed that simplistic plot by delving deeply into what it means to be a spouse, a friend, a sibling, and how those kinds of relationships affect the lives of everyone in this foursome.

The eight-episode first season last year met with near-universal positive audience response (the Blu-ray/DVD of Togetherness: The Complete First Season was released on February 16), and HBO quickly renewed the show. As Togetherness returns for its second-season premiere tonight, Zissis’ character Alex has done a complete 180 from …

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