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Hugh Laurie kicked his career off by starring in some of the greatest comedy series of all time, with Black Adder, Jeeves and Wooster and A Bit of Fry and Laurie. After many years of toning the chuckles down for the hit drama House M.D., Laurie is headed back to the land of sharp wits.
HBO’s Veep is known for its twisted sense of humor, its great ensemble cast and its willingness to look at political compromises in a witty and cynical manner. Now, HBO has plans in the works to amp up one of these qualities for Season 4, adding to its great ensemble cast by signing on a former guest actor for a series regular role
Tonight, Veep ended its absolutely top-notch third season with a double episode extravaganza that dared to potentially redefine everything we have come to know about this show. For tonight, Vice President Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) actually became the President of the United States…sort of. And we’re celebrating the nation's first FPOTUS by bringing you the 30 funniest and Veepiest lines from tonight’s episodes.
Fans of the mastermind comedian behind Idiocracy and Office Space can breathe a sigh of relief, however. On Monday, HBO announced that Silicon Valley will be getting a much-desired Season 2. Additionally, Veep will return for a fourth season.
The hilariously delightful and putdown-a-plenty-palooza that is HBO’s Veep is inching ever-closer to its third season premiere. After the end of last season showing the POTUS on the outskis,the latest trailer shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Vice President, Selina Meyer, considering a presidential run. Talk about a game-changer, eh?
At last, Game of Thrones fans now have an official return date to set on their calendars or apps or whatever the kids are using these days to mark dates. HBO announced today that Season 4 of the fantasy drama will debut Sunday, April 6. Winter is coming about a week later than it did for Season 3, but not such a huge delay that we need to complain, right? HBO also announced premiere dates for Veep, Vice and the debut of their new series Silicon Valley.
2013 has been a great year for television — perhaps one of its strongest in recent memory — so narrowing down a list of favorites was no small feat. Luckily for us, TVBlend is home to numerous writers with a myriad of tastes, which is why we decided to go solo this year in picking and sharing our Top 5 lists of the best series of 2013. Up next here is Assistant TV Editor Alicia Lutes, with a list that starts off with Mad Men at number five.
There are way too many good TV shows available to us today. We live in a world of modern riches; an over-abundance of goodness so vibrant it’s terribly easy to miss the good stuff. There’s just so much TV to watch, you see! Especially when you take into consideration television's biggest innovator: the premium network. For-pay stars like HBO, Showtime, and even Cinemax have pushed the medium where it’s never gone before, and paved the way for the likes of AMC and others today.
The American Film Institute’s official selections for the 2013 AFI Awards have been announced, and the television selection proves that 2013 was a truly stellar year for the small screen. The list, which includes 10 of the year’s most outstanding television series as well as 10 equally-as-impressive movies, was selected by a panel of highly impressive judges.
One of the reasons we tune into award ceremonies is because we want to see our favorite talented TV personalities rewarded for the good work they do for our entertainment. As fans, the only thing we really stand to gain out of their victory is the satisfaction of knowing that we're not the only one who appreciates how awesome they are. With that in mind, here are our personal picks for who want to see take home an award at the Emmy's this Sunday night.
Good news for fans of HBO’s Julia Louis-Dreyfuss fronted comedy Veep: Season 3 is officially on the way. HBO has renewed the series for another season with ten new episodes to air next year. The news comes only a few episodes into the currently-airing second season, which premiered on April 14th.
The ratings are in for HBO’s Sunday night programming and it's good news for one show and not-so-good news for another. Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode was another win for loyal viewers while Veep’s Season 2 premiere faltered from Season 1. Let’s talk about the good news, first.
You know how you don't realize someone has a habit of doing something until someone else points it out? How I Met Your Mother actually focused a whole episode on that scenario, and HBO's done it here with this funny look-back on Season 1 of their comedy series Veep. Vice President Selina Meyer has a tendency to repeatedly ask if the President has called, as though every day is the day after a first date. Of course, he hasn't called.
The trailer for the approaching second season of Veep somehow manages to find a way to build drama-like suspense while also working in phrases like "meme-ma'am" and "shituation room." Only in Veep! The road to power certainly is a bumpy ride, but it's one Selina Meyer is willing to take if it means getting the job done. Of course, she may have to do it by trading insults, having her "intelligence" (or intel) questioned, and occasionally stumbling along that bumpy road. But that's what this political comedy is all about, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus carries it well.
The previously released teaser for HBO's comedy series Veep showed Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Selina Meyer on the move and looking motivated to get things done. She appears to be far less active in the amusing poster that's been released for Season 2 of the series. In fact, she's out like a light.