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[04/02/12 - 12:02 PM]
New HBO Comedy Series "Veep," Created by Armando Iannucci and Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Debuts April 22
Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw also star.

[via press release from HBO]

NEW HBO COMEDY SERIES "VEEP," CREATED BY ARMANDO IANNUCCI AND STARRING JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, DEBUTS APRIL 22

Armando Iannucci, Frank Rich And Christopher Godsick Executive Produce

Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader who seemed to have unlimited potential. Some pundits thought she might even occupy the White House some day.

Then she became vice president.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy(R) winner for "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine") stars as Selina Meyer in VEEP, the story of a woman who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar(R) nominee for co-writing "In the Loop"), the new comedy series kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

VEEP follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president's interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.

The 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 C. 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.

In addition to Armando Iannucci, directors include Chris Morris and Tristram Shapeero; other writers besides Armando Iannucci include Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Sean Gray, William Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.

April's episodes:

Episode #1: "Fundraiser" Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) Other HBO playdates: April 22 (midnight), 23 (9:00 p.m.), 24 (10:30 p.m.) and 25 (9:00 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: April 23 (9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.), 24 (11:30 p.m.), 26 (11:40 p.m.) and 28 (3:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), and May 4 (8:00 p.m.) and 5 (9:00 p.m.) Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and her staff - chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), spokesperson Mike (Matt Walsh), right-hand man Gary (Tony Hale), and executive assistant Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) - are still finding their footing in Washington D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps requires her staff to work damage control. Teleplay by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci; story by Armando Iannucci; directed by Armando Iannucci

Episode #2: "Frozen Yoghurt" Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m.) Other HBO playdates: April 29 (midnight) and May 1 (10:30 p.m.), 2 (9:00 p.m.) and 5 (6:15 p.m. PT only) HBO2 playdates: April 30 (8:00 p.m.) and May 1 (11:30 p.m.), 3 (11:00 p.m.), 4 (6:30 p.m.), 5 (1:15 p.m. ET, 5:15 p.m. PT, 9:30 p.m.), 6 (3:00 p.m.) and 18 (8:00 p.m.) The veep's office is revived by good news that her task force is likely to be green-lit. With the president (conveniently) out of the country, Selina looks to make headway on filibuster reform and meet some "normal" people. Teleplay by Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci; story by Simon Blackwell; directed by Armando Iannucci.

Armando Iannucci executive produces VEEP along with Frank Rich of New York Magazine and Christopher Godsick ("Take the Lead"). Simon Blackwell co-executive produces along with Tony Roche; Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing produce; consulting producers include Sean Gray, William Smith, Roger Drew and Ian Martin.





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· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· MY BOYS (TBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· VEEP (HBO)











[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
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[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
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[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
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[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
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[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
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[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
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[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
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[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
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