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For Immediate Release
HBO RENEWS VEEP FOR THIRD SEASON
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2013 - HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP
for a ten-episode third season, scheduled for 2014.
Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar(r) nominee for co-writing "In
the Loop"), the show stars Emmy(r)-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President
of the United States Selina Meyer. The Emmy(r)-nominated show kicked off its
ten-episode second season Sunday, April 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT),
exclusively on HBO, with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same
The ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale as Gary, Vice
President Meyer's right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky as Amy, her chief of staff;
Reid Scott as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Matt Walsh as Mike, Vice
President Meyer's weathered spokesperson; Timothy C. Simons as Jonah, an
enterprising but annoying White House liaison; Sufe Bradshaw as Sue, Vice
President Meyer'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 VEEP "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."
For more on the series, visit Facebook.com/Veep and twitter.com
Season two credits: Armando Iannucci executive produces VEEP along
with Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich; co-executive producers, Simon
Blackwell and Tony Roche; producers, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing.
Contact: New York: Tobe Becker or Cecile Cross-Plummer (212) 512-5492 or 5279
Los Angeles: Nancy Lesser or Mara Mikialian (310) 382-3274 or 3276
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