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[04/30/12 - 12:27 PM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "Girls" and "Veep" for Second Seasons
The pay channel has ordered 10-episode sophomore runs of both series.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO RENEWS COMEDY SERIES "GIRLS" AND "VEEP" FOR SECOND SEASONS

GIRLS SECOND SEASON RENEWAL

HBO Entertainment

Second-season commitment is for ten episodes.

Gross audience to date: 3.8 million viewers.

LOG LINE: Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are trying to figure life out. They've been living in New York for a couple of years, but they're still not sure what they want - from boys, from each other, from themselves. And things aren't getting any clearer. Created by and starring Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"), GIRLS takes a comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.

FIRST SEASON CREDITS

CREATED BY: Lena Dunham

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Bruce Eric Kaplan and Ilene S. Landress

CAST: Hannah: Lena Dunham Marnie: Allison Williams Jessa: Jemima Kirke Shoshanna: Zosia Mamet Adam: Adam Driver

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VEEP SECOND SEASON RENEWAL

HBO Entertainment

Second-season commitment is for ten episodes.

Gross audience to date: 3.7 million viewers.

LOG LINE: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmy(R) winner for "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine") stars as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. The comedy series was created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar(R)nominee for co-writing "In the Loop").

FIRST SEASON CREDITS

CREATED BY: Armando Iannucci

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Armando Iannucci, Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche

PRODUCERS: Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephanie Laing

CONSULTING PRODUCERS: Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Ian Martin and William Smith

CAST: Selina Meyer: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sue: Sufe Bradshaw Amy: Anna Chlumsky Gary: Tony Hale Dan: Reid Scott Jonah: TimothyC. Simons Mike: Matt Walsh





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[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
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[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
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[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
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[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
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[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
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[04/27/17 - 02:03 PM]
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