You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

HBO renews ‘Veep,’ ‘Girls’

Cabler gives second-season renewal to comedies

HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.”

“Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star.

Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in America” and “Hung” earlier this year.

In its debut telecast April 22, “Veep” drew 1.4 million and 1.7 million for the night. “Girls,” which premiered a week earlier, has averaged 1.1 million across two telecasts over its first two weeks.

In gross audiences — repeat telecasts, DVR replays and on demand plays — “Veep” has reached 3.7 million viewers and “Girls” 3.8 million.

HBO has ordered 10 episodes for each series.

Both shows, of course, benefit from a strong lead-in each week with “Game of Thrones,” the fantasy drama that garnered 4.6 million viewers over two episodes a week ago.

“Veep,” about the foibles of the vice president, co-stars Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky. Iannucci, Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich exec produce.

“Girls,” exec produced by Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, examines life in Gotham for struggling twentysomethings. Series co-stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet.

More TV

  • HBO Renews 'High Maintenance' and 'Crashing'

    HBO Renews 'High Maintenance' and 'Crashing' for Season 3

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • Michael O'Neill

    TV News Roundup: 'Scandal' Books Michael O'Neill in Recurring Guest Role

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • Damon Wayans Jr

    Damon Wayans Jr. Lands Lead Role in CBS Comedy Pilot From Austen Earl, Tim McAuliffe

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • Superstore

    'Superstore' Renewed for Season 4 at NBC

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • SXSW 2018 Highlights: Visit the 'Westworld'

    SXSW 2018 Highlights: Visit the 'Westworld' Theme Park, 'Shameless' Bar

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Live Show

    'America's Got Talent' Judging Panel, Tyra Banks Set to Return for Season 13

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

  • The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode

    'Walking Dead' EP Scott Gimple Describes 'Nuclear' Effect of Major Death in Midseason Premiere

    HBO has given second-season renewals to half-hour comedies “Veep” and “Girls.” “Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is from Armando Iannucci, while Lena Dunham is the creative force behind “Girls” as creator, writer and co-star. Sunday-night skeins are part of a laffer turnaround at the pay cabler, which canceled “Bored to Death,” “How to Make It in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content