"Looking" (TV show) is a comedy series on HBO that stars Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.

Patrick, Agustín and Dom are close friends living in the progressive city of San Francisco. Against the backdrop of the Bay Area, they explore the exciting and varied options available to a new generation of gay men, seeking fulfillment in love and life.

Friendship may bind the three, but each is at a markedly different point in his journey. Patrick is a 29-year old video game designer getting back into the dating world after his ex's engagement. Though surprised by how challenging it is to find a partner, he knows he always has his friends to rely on should his efforts go astray. Agustín, 31, agrees to move in with his long-term boyfriend in Oakland, but is apprehensive about monogamy and the prospect of choosing domesticity over the energy of city life. At 39, Dom is the oldest of the group and is daunted by the success of an old flame, as well as the approach of middle age with romantic and professional goals still unfulfilled.

San Francisco is the fourth character in the series, its presence intertwined with the stories of the three friends. Shot in more than 40 locations in a variety of neighborhoods, the series delves into the city beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, embracing the real San Francisco, from the expense of city living and cramped apartments to the unique natural light and rides on the Muni.

The cast includes Jonathan Groff ("Spring Awakening," "The Normal Heart") as Patrick, along with Frankie J. Alvarez ("Smash") as Agustín and Murray Bartlett ("August") as Dom. Recurring guest stars include Scott Bakula ("Behind the Candelabra," "Quantum Leap"), Russell Tovey ("The History Boys"), Lauren Weedman ("Date Night"), O-T Fagbenle ("Breaking and Entering"), Andrew Law and Raúl Castillo.

Season 2

Patrick is on the verge of a new relationship that could complicate life at work and home, even as he tries to salvage a friendship from an old one. Agustín, still floundering from his own breakup, leaves old aspirations behind while making a new connection. Dom continues to pursue his restaurant dreams, but encounters obstacles at every turn.

Returning as series regulars 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 ("Mean Girls") as Eddie; Scott Bakula ("Behind the Candelabra"; "Men of a Certain Age") as Lynn; Bashir Salahuddin (Emmy-nominated writer for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") as Doris' new love interest, Malik; and Andrew Law (writer-actor on "Late Night with Seth Meyers") as Patrick's coworker, Owen.

HBO's "Looking" is created by Michael Lannan and executive produced by Andrew Haigh ("Weekend") and Sarah Condon ("Bored to Death"),


Network: HBO
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: January 19, 2014
Finale Date: March 22, 2015
Seasons: 2

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