Michael Lannan created the half-hour series, which stars Groff ( Spring Awakening, "Glee," " The Normal Heart"), Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett as three young gay men living in San Francisco. The cast also features Russell Tovey and Scott Bakula.
"Looking" will premiere at 10:30 PM ET on Jan. 19.
Groff spoke about the series in a recent interview with Playbill.com. "Looking," he said, "takes place in modern day [and concerns] a bunch of gay guys … It's sort of a slice-of-life kind of TV show that hopefully will be breaking some ground potentially in that there hasn't been a show like this on TV in a long while, about gay men just living their lives in today's world. I think the goal of the show and the purpose of this show is to illustrate the complexities and realities of the modern-day gay experience, which is a lot of things."
Andrew Haigh, who directs the series, produces along with Sarah Condon and David Marshall Grant.