Hot off receiving season-best ratings on April 28 thanks in part to its Game of Thrones lead-in, HBO has decided to renew Veep for a third season. This is not exactly a surprise given viewership is better than the premium network’s other comedies at the moment, but it is seen as a vote of confidence going forward given that the channel’s first two runs of a series are automatic and anything afterwards has to ‘earn its place.’
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2013 – HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a ten-episode third season, scheduled for 2014.
Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar® nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”), the show stars Emmy®-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer. The Emmy®-nominated show kicked off its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time. Continue Reading
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was back on the talk show circuit last night. The Seinfeld alumna took to The Tonight Show to promote her returning HBO comedy Veep. The show did pretty well last year in the ratings relatively speaking although a lot of that was attributed to its pairing with Game of Thrones, the network’s second highest-rated program. Nonetheless, Veep also has a bit of critical success with its star winning a Primetime Emmy last fall. Continue Reading
The last trailer was more of a tease, but this shows a whole lot of new footage for the new season so with that we take a look at the latest full-length spot for Veep. Its second season is about to premiere at which point it will be paired up with Game of Thrones. This is a not a great pairing by any means, but the critically-acclaimed comedy led by Julia Louis-Dreyfus is certainly still respected despite the significant viewer differential. That said, do not go into the year expecting the dreaded cancellation to creep up as it pretty much gives HBO what it wants–Emmys and exclusive dibs on some pretty recognizable small screen talent. Continue Reading
Earlier today, audiences got a first look trailer reveal for Game of Thrones season 3, and now HBO has unleashed a minute-long teaser for the returning comedy Veep. The Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy has been a winner in the past for the premium network, receiving Emmy recognition and ‘okay’ ratings. While we can continue to gripe about the horrible pairing it has with Thrones, odds are the effect that has will continue to be minimal going forward. Continue Reading
Fans of the Emmy-nominated HBO series Veep will happy to hear that a return has been set for April 14. The series’ second season will total 10 episodes with Julia Louis-Dreyfus reprising her role as Selina Meyer, a Vice President disillusioned with the job’s true responsibilities. Tony Hale, Anna Clumsky, and Matt Walsh will be back as well with Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, and Sufe Bradshaw rounding out the cast. Gary Cole and Kevin Dunn will be guest starring. More details after the jump. Continue Reading
HBO is starting their marketing push for the spring, and that means more than just Game of Thrones’ third season. Also coming to the premium network will be David Mamet’s original movie Phil Spector starring Al Pacino and Helen Mirren as well as a second season of the Emmy-nominated comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. New teasers are out for both and there is some actual footage for the latter. Unfortunately, we remain waiting for our first long look at Phil Spector, but just note that it is right around the corner. Continue Reading
No surprises here. HBO has just given the go ahead for sophomore campaigns of both Girls and Veep. The shows are each critical darlings, and considering the network we are talking about here, we would have been absolutely shocked should either series fail to obtain a second season. Read more for the network press release. Continue Reading
Conan had on Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus last night where she tackled the infamous political gesture that President Kennedy helped popularize. She proceeds to call it ‘a sign of impotence’ to which the host responds to with a montage of his use of the gesture. Here is that portion of the appearance.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is out doing press for her recently debuted HBO series Veep, and Monday night the Seinfeld actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live. Here is the full appearance where the actress shared a story about how Jimmy helped her pull a prank on her son. She also took part in the show’s annual Scrabble game where Jimmy goes head-to-head with some national champs.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Letterman on Friday to promote her new HBO comedy Veep. The series will premiere on Sunday night as it is paired with Judd Apatow’s Girls which is also premiering. More importantly though the lead-in is the unstoppable force known as Game of Thrones meaning that a lot of eyes will be on the premium network that night–a great thing for any show even if its audience skews differently.
Here is a clip from The Late Show appearance where the actress shares her ‘bizarre’ encounter with First Lady Michele Obama.
News comes from Deadline that HBO has picked up the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy series, Veep, this weekend. This is her first television starring role since the cancellation of the Emmy Award winning show The New Adventures of Old Christine which was cancelled by CBS last year. Continue Reading