Wednesday, May 1, 2013

HBO Renews 'Veep' for 3rd Season

        Wednesday, May 1 - Three episodes into its second season, HBO has decided to renew the comedy series Veep for a 10-episode third season. Production will begin later this year for a launch in early 2014.

        Created by Oscar-nominee Armando Iannucci (In the Loop), the show stars Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer. The Emmy-nominated show kicked off its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 14 at 10/9c, exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting on subsequent Sundays at the same time.
        The ensemble cast includes Tony Hale as Gary, Selina's right-hard man; Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her chief of staff; Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Matt Walsh as Mike, her weathered Director of Communications; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, an enterprising but annoying White House liaison; Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, Selina's executive assistant; and Kevin Dunn as Ben, the president's chief of staff.
        Among the early critical praise for the second season, the Washington Post called the series "wickedly delicious," while the Baltimore Sun hailed the show's "savvy satire." The Wall Street Journal termed the show "exquisitely profane," and Newsday said "Veep is a winner."