'Veep' Season 2 Premieres April 14

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February 11th, 2013

via press release:

EMMY®-NOMINATED HBO COMEDY SERIES VEEP,

CREATED BY ARMANDO IANNUCCI AND STARRING EMMY-WINNER®

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, KICKS OFF SECOND SEASON APRIL 14

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Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick And Frank Rich Executive Produce

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            The Emmy®-nominated comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar® nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”), the show stars Emmy®-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover The Job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.

The returning ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) as Gary, her right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (“In the Loop”) as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Hung”) as Mike, Vice President Meyer’s weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott (“My Boys”) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Timothy Simons (“Days Together”) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw (“Overnight”) as Sue, Vice President Meyer’s executive assistant.

Guest stars on the new season include Gary Cole (HBO’s “Entourage”) and Kevin Dunn (HBO’s “Luck”).

Last September, Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the Emmy® for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the series’ first season; she previously received Emmys® for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” VEEP was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Kicking off its eight-episode first season in April 2012, VEEP was called “brilliantly fresh” and “viciously funny” by the Washington Post, which hailed the show’s “terrific ensemble,” while Entertainment Weekly described it as “brilliantly funny.” TV Guide noted, “Julia Louis-Dreyfus shines,” and the Hollywood Reporter termed it “hilarious,” saying the show “hits on all cylinders.”

For more on the series, please visit Facebook.com/Veep and twitter.com @HBO #Veep.

Armando Iannucci executive produces VEEP along with Frank Rich of New York Magazine and Christopher Godsick (“Take the Lead”).

 
  • marc

    yessss

  • TimsDale4ever

    Outstanding show.

  • rob60990

    another overhyped HBO flop.

  • Hubert R. Wentland

    Funny how HBO switched the ‘exlusively premieres’ phrase to ‘kicks off’ within a year.

    Love Julia, she was the main reason for me to watch the show.

  • SJ

    Love the show. I just gave up on Girls (finally!) and House of Lies. This, along with Always Sunny (and technically Cougar Town, I guess) is the only cable comedy I still enjoy.

  • merrranga

    i am totally rooting for this show. although i feel like it needs to be better this season to stick around…

  • Martin

    Ok, so thats on after hand of thrones, what’s on at 10.30 pm after that then?.

  • Greg

    Probably Family Tree, the Christopher Guest/Chris O’Dowd comedy. Or maybe Eastbound & Down (if its ready by then, but I don’t think it will be).

  • weirdfeline.tumblr.com

    Yay, a date finally! I hated this show at first but since then I’ve watched the whole series like four times. It’s great!

  • FaceForDarkness89

    The only thing HBO has worth watching.

  • FowlScat

    I try to stay positive with these paid channel offerings, but this show is fox comedy quality at best generic contrived garbage. I have no clue how projects like veep get the green light. It must be slim pickings out there.

  • Mon

    WTF Amy?!

  • Dan S

    This show is 1 of the reasons I spring for paid cable. I never watched Seinfeld (shocker) but I thoroughly enjoy Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep. It’s smart & witty but obviously not for everyone judging from a few negative comments. It essentially skewers both parties so no 1 is immune from attack on the show.

  • Boo Boo Bear

    Love this show. Watched all off season one on a snow day while stuck at home and loved it!

  • Silas

    Yay! Can’t wait for it’s return, and with more episodes! Bring on April 14th!

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