HBO Renews Comedies ‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’

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Fresh off their Sunday season premieres, HBO has renewed comedies “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.”

“Veep” is getting a fifth term in office. “Silicon Valley” is renewed for a third season.

” ‘Veep’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of original programming. He noted that the two half-hours coupled with “Game of Thrones” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” have given HBO a “stellar Sunday night like no other.”

“Veep” is expected to undergo a change of showrunner next season as creator-exec producer Armando Iannucci intends to step back. The British hyphenate has been commenting from his home in the U.K. to the U.S. each season. David Mandel, an alum of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” will take the reins of the show that lenses in Baltimore.

“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has logged three consecutive Emmy wins for lead comedy actress for her role as vapid vice president Selina Meyer — who enters the big leagues this season when she winds up filling the vacancy in the White House. Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh and Reid Scott also star.

“Silicon Valley,” set among a group of misfits running a tech startup, was embraced by critics from the get-go in its premiere last year, landing an Emmy nom for best comedy series. Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani star. Series was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky.

 

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  1. srvwp2013 says:

    There was a good little article in “The Times” over the weekend on “VEEP” and especially Tony Hale’s role as Selena’s “Bag Man.” We know that these are created (by writers) characters on “TV,” and the actors create them even more. But why, oh why, can’t we have people in Washington, D.C. that make us want to keep tuning them in and giving them another term. The last election was all about negativity. Even back in 2012, if the Republicans had fielded a viable candidate who REALLY wanted to be President, we could have gotten rid of Barack. The country was ready to get of its second failed president in a row. We can even go back to “The West Wing” when people better about that Presidency and Administration than they did about, I think it was the Clinton cabal and cartel.

  2. Bill says:

    So glad to have “Silicon Valley” back and thrilled it will be again next year.

    Never have I seen a series get everything SO right plot-wise.

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