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A first look at the Duplass brothers' new HBO comedy 'Togetherness'

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The writer-director brother team of Mark and Jay Duplass (Cyrus, The Puffy Chair) shift their attention to the small screen for a moment of Togetherness.

Debuting in January, the HBO comedy series focuses on Brett and Michelle (Mark and Melanie Lynskey)—a weighed-down L.A. couple with kids—and the unlikely friendship formed between Michelle’s sister (Amanda Peet) and Brett’s best friend (Steve Zissis).

In the exclusive photo above, you can see the herculean effort it takes for a simple day in the sand. “When you have kids, it takes several outings to the beach to realize that beach day is the worst thing that could ever happen to you,” Jay, who also stars in Transparent, tells EW.

“But here’s the trick of the beach,” adds Mark, who also stars in The League. “Every fourth trip, you have a beautiful, magical moment with your friends and your kids, so you keep going back—and that really is the essence of the show.”

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