HBO Renews Both Veep and Girls for Season 2

By Tim Surette

Apr 30, 2012

I don't know why I Photoshopped their faces onto each other, I just did.

Congratulations are in order for new HBO series Girls and Veep, two comedies that share the same hour yet couldn't be more different in the spectrum of "intelligent" television we're supposed to like. Both shows have been renewed for 10-episode second seasons, so you all can exhale now.

Neither renewal is particularly surprising given the amount of critical praise, internet chatter, unadulterated hatred (and in Girls's case, all three) surrounding the programs. HBO says Girls has attracted 3.8 million viewers and spawned countless blog posts about society's failures after just three episodes. Veep is faring better in total viewers, drawing 3.7 million people after two episodes.

It should be noted that last night one of the shows featured a female character diarrhea-ing on herself after eating soupy frozen yogurt and the other featured a female character masturbating in a bathroom after being sexily berated by a girly man boasting about his virility. I'll let you figure out which was which.

Congratulations, Veep and Girls! But, serious question: Is it possible for the same viewers to like both shows?

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  • unicorns2024 May 02, 2012

    Both LAME shows

  • sibowittz May 02, 2012

    I love Girls! Glad it's got another season for next year! I have yet to watch Veep, but I think I'd like it.

  • c7ronaldo May 01, 2012

    So they cancelled How to Make it in America and Bored to Death and renewed these two shows eh? HBO might need a swift dropkick to the face.

  • SullenWhirlGirl May 01, 2012

    Yay! I love Girls, but haven't watched Veep yet, maybe I will check it out this weekend.

  • FaselysBuklu May 01, 2012

    Eww to both. Now I'm sure we'll have to put up with them for like 8 seasons each.

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  • DouglasBrauer May 01, 2012

    I love Girls, Hanna is sort of my type.

  • Mate May 01, 2012

    I don't mind Veep. It is a fun take on DC. Girls is pointless. There isn't a redeemable character in the whole lot. But it is HBO they have and can do better. Bored to Death was better than both. Eastbound and Down was 10 times the comedy these two are. So why settle for mediocre comedies when we know they can do a lot better.

  • KevinG87 May 01, 2012

    I watch Girls but I actually am wishing it would get cancelled.. episode 3 was definitely better than 1 and 2, but I still don't really liked it. not a single male character is remotely likeable and the females are barely appealing.

    I didn't think I'd like Veep because I hate politics and political shows, but I actually thought it was funny, so I'm glad it was renewed.

  • Muderboy May 01, 2012

    Cool, liked 'em both...

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