'Girls' and 'Veep' Both Renewed by HBO for Second Seasons

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April 30th, 2012

via press release:




HBO Entertainment

Second-season commitment is for ten episodes.

Gross audience to date: 3.8 million viewers.



Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are trying to figure life out. They’ve been living in New York for a couple of years, but they’re still not sure what they want – from boys, from each other, from themselves. And things aren’t getting any clearer. Created by and starring Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”), GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.




CREATED BY:                        Lena Dunham



PRODUCERS:                        Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner



PRODUCERS:                        Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress


CAST:                                       Hannah:                                         Lena Dunham

Marnie:                                            Allison Williams

Jessa:                                              Jemima Kirke

Shoshanna:                                   Zosia Mamet

Adam:                                              Adam Driver






HBO Entertainment

Second-season commitment is for ten episodes.

Gross audience to date: 3.7 million viewers.



Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy® winner for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”) stars as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. The comedy series was created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar®nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”).




CREATED BY:                        Armando Iannucci



PRODUCERS:                        Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich



PRODUCERS:                        Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche


PRODUCERS:                        Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing



PRODUCERS:                        Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Ian Martin and William Smith


CAST:                                       Selina Meyer:                                Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Sue:                                                 Sufe Bradshaw

Amy:                                                Anna Chlumsky

Gary:                                                Tony Hale

Dan:                                                Reid Scott

Jonah:                                             TimothyC. Simons

Mike:                                                Matt Walsh





  • bluelp85

    Nice! I’m enjoying both of them so far.

  • Steven Leitner

    I wish we would hear a decision about Curb your Enthusiasm soon.

  • DW

    good to hear. both are good shows.

  • John A

    Yeah why no news on Curb? Must be bad sign.

  • The Big Toe

    @John A: At the Summer TCA, Michael Lombardo said that if Larry wants to come back, they will be happy to have a ninth season.

  • DaisiesDeathKnell

    Steven, Curb is entirely down to whether or not Larry David feels he has enough ideas for another season, that’s the hold-up and why the wait between seasons is so long. Season 5 was the first to work as a “final season” or sorts and it’s continued on that way ever since.

  • Oliver

    Remember that this is subject to change if horses die during production.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Yeah why no news on Curb? Must be bad sign.”

    The announcement that these two shows were renewed for season two is unrelated to any other show’s prospects on HBO.

    Like clockwork, they renew their rookie shows for a season 2 after a couple episodes of season one have aired almost without exception, it’s their standard operating procedure.

    The surprise would have been if they had *not* renewed them about now.

  • Caringtype1(Save Harry!)

    I loved the veep pilot, saw it on UTube, since i don’t have HBO, hopefully season 2 of Veep will coincide with curb next season, cuz Ill defiantly pay for HBO to see that.

  • Patrick

    That’s so weird, I was just thinking “wow I bet if I go on TBTN.com there will be a renewal for Veep up. And whadaya know? It’s there lol

  • John A

    Still its taking a long time fol LD and HBO to make a proper decision. Its what almost a year since season 8 of curb aired.

  • Spencer

    They have only had 2 or 3 episodes
    How can they renew it so soon
    Girls sucks
    And Veep Gets mOre total viewers in millions
    I miss luck
    Too bad they murdered all those horses so tgey cancelled
    HORSE Murderers

  • Joe

    Girls is an embarrassment to a once-great network.

  • Rodrigo

    Both shows are great – awesome news even though it was expected. :)

  • SarahL

    I think that HBO’s decision to renew Girls is an investment in its future. The HBO executives must know that the show is crap and it has been harshly reviewed by media critics. Yet when it is all said and done, they don’t want to tick off Judd Apatow who is a big deal in Hollywood. They want him to bring his future projects to HBO so they showed him that they won’t quickly give up on his first projects.

  • Oliver

    The HBO executives must know that the show is crap and it has been harshly reviewed by media critics.

    Girls has received glowing reviews by critics. It has a score of 87 on Metacritic.

  • Anthony

    SarahL, what are you talking about Girls have been receiving critical acclaim.


  • J

    We need Curb back…cmon LD!!

  • SarahL

    It must the critics that I have been reading then. They have not been flattering. Regardless, the show was renewed so all involved should be happy.

  • karin

    HBO’s renewals are bad aka Luck…..
    Showtime is now better by far;;;
    Loved SFU,the Wire but now what a mess

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