One of the longest-running and most well-regarded comedies on TV has officially set an end date.

HBO has officially confirmed today that “Veep” will be ending after its seventh season. Created by Armando Iannucci, the HBO series starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer throughout her crazy and hectic political career, while being surrounded by her large array of assistants and advisors. Most of whom are just as naive and in-over-their-heads as she is.

Created by Armando Iannucci, the HBO series starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer throughout her crazy and hectic political career, while being surrounded by her large array of assistants and advisors. Most of whom are just as naive and in-over-their-heads as she is. In addition to Louis-Dreyfus, the series stars Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson.

“The decision to bring ‘Veep’ to a close at the end of next season is bittersweet,” said Casey Bloys, President of HBO Programming. “We love the show and everyone involved but respect the producers’ choice to bring Selina Meyer’s journey to its conclusion after an extraordinary run of critical and award-winning acclaim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ comedic brilliance infused Selina with a dynamic presence and a vibrant wit which will ensure her a place in the history of television’s most iconic comedic characters. We look forward to producing the seventh and final season.”

Over the past five years, “Veep” has become one of the most beloved TV comedies of the 21st century, and has been on the receiving end of a continuous stream of critical acclaim and praise. In addition, the series has won a total of 12 Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its tenure.

This news comes just a few months after the political comedy finished off its sixth season back in June, with the final season expected to premiere sometime next year.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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