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Yes! Veep is coming back for its seventh and final season starting March 31. So also noooooooo. Veep is one of the best comedies of all time, and this new official trailer suggests the comedy will be going out with a bang -- and also maybe with a barf, since Jonah is out there kissing babies. HBO introduced the trailer on Presidents' Day, which is perfect, starting with a message from Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) herself. Check it out:
Not too many shows think to use Presidents' Day for promotion, and with House of Cards now over, it was really Veep's ideal way to promote its final season. Plus, the HBO promo gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus a chance to give Selina a strange holiday season-like ending to her intro:
Hello, I'm President Selina Meyer, here to wish you all a Happy Presidents' Day. And as a special gift from me to you, my fellow Americans, Veep will be returning to HBO on Sunday, March 31. You're welcome. From my home to yours, may the magic of this joyous season be with you throughout the year...
You know, to Selina, Presidents' Day may very well be the most important holiday of the year. Then again, she's not president anymore. Season 5 ended with Laura Montez as the new president, with Season 6 focused on former POTUS Selina working on her memoir, establishing her own presidential library, and eventually deciding she would run for president again.
At the same time, unexpectedly popular Congressman Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons) is also running for president, and we see both of them on the campaign circuit in the trailer. Season 6 also ended with Amy (Anna Chlumsky) saying she was pregnant with Dan's (Reid Scott) baby, so there's also that personal drama to follow.
Veep finished filming the final season toward the end of December. Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrated with some tearful photos. Production on Veep Season 7 was delayed she could seek cancer treatment. Thankfully, she seems to be in good health at this point, other than crying over the end of this amazing show.
HBO announced that Veep Season 7 would be the final season, and it will apparently also be the shortest with just seven episodes.
The Emmy-winning comedy returns for Season 7 on Sunday, March 31, which is just a couple of weeks before HBO premieres the final season of Game of Thrones on April 14. That final season will only have six episodes. So many shows are saying goodbye at the same time! It's going to be heartbreaking, but -- at least with Veep -- there should also be plenty of laughs along the way.
Keep up with all of the 2019 TV dates in our handy midseason schedule.