Game of Thrones Season 4 Has a Premiere Date! As Do Veep Season 3, New Comedy Silicon Valley, and More

By Kaitlin Thomas

Jan 10, 2014

The moment you've been waiting for since last June has finally arrived. During HBO's panel at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Thursday, the network announced premiere dates for several of its new and returning series. So get out your calendars and red Sharpies, because these are dates you're not going to want to miss. 

I'll wait while you realize you don't have a calendar and let you find your iPhone instead...

Ready? Okay:

– Game of Thrones Season 4 will premiere Sunday, April 6 at 9pm! And in related news, the first trailer for the new season will debut this Sunday, January 12, at 8:58pm, right before the series premiere of the new Matthew McConaughey/Woody Harrelson drama True Detective. Make sure to set your DVRs accordingly. 

– Following Game of Thrones on April 6 will be the Season 3 premiere of the hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus-starring political comedy Veep, at 10pm. 

– Still with me? 'Cause we're still on April 6. Rounding out that night will be Silicon Valley, a new comedy series from Mike Judge (Office SpaceKing of the HillBeavis and Butt-Head) about the "modern-day high-tech gold rush where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success." Loosely based on Judge's experience as an engineer in the late '80s, the series stars Thomas Middleditch, TJ Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Evan Welch, and Amanda Crew. Judging by the trailer shown at TCA, it's very, very funny and not to be missed.

– Now let's flip one calendar page backward, to March. Doll & Em, a six-episode series starring Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones's Diary) is a semi-improvised comedy that explores female friendship and what happens when an actress hires her best friend as her assistant. It will premiere with back-to-back episodes on March 19 at 10pm. 

– Lastly, Vice—Shane Smith's newsmagazine devoted to covering stories that are often overlooked by mainstream media—will return for Season 2 on Friday, March 11 at 11pm. 

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  • dref22 Jan 10, 2014

    I will definitely watch GOT, but I am more excited about Veep.

  • JamieBlumenfe Jan 10, 2014

    GoT, yes for sure but McConaunghey AND Harrelson?! And I love Veep even if it doesn't have Malcolm Reynolds.

  • osdawaya16 Jan 10, 2014

    Game of Thrones. YES.

  • fygolas Jan 10, 2014

    I am not too excited about Game of thrones. Yea, yea a high quality show, i know. But, there is no one to cheer for. Every good guy dies. There is nothing in the show except for sex and violence. It's like the entire Westeros is begging for the Flood and it may be a good thing if it actually happens.

  • ionee24 Jan 10, 2014

    Personally, I think the most epic love stories come from Game of Thrones!

    Jon & Ygritte, Robb & Talisa, Ned & Catelyn, Daenerys & Drogo, Shae & Tyrion and that is only the consummated couples (there's a lot to look forward for those that haven't "jumped the bear" just yet!)

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  • Notusedname Jan 10, 2014

    I am looking forward to a new season of Veep because it is hillarious. While Game of Thrones is more like, I am watching because now I have begun watching the series. Now i just wait for it to be something more of Lord of the Ring adventure insted, and enjoying the Tyrion moments in the show while waiting.

  • dolphin_intern Jan 10, 2014

    So excited for Sunday now!!l I can't wait to see how they adapt the last half of A Storm of Swords if you thought Season 3 was cray then Season 4 is going to be Bat Shit Banana Hammocks!

  • JulioRodriguez0 Jan 10, 2014

    Silicon Valley sounds dope

  • Marburg66 Jan 10, 2014

    I love every episode of Thrones & I've watched 'em all multiple times, but I'm glad my personal geekiness about the show doesn't fit on the bandwagon. Wake me the week it comes on & I'll be psyched about it then.

  • meee223 Jan 10, 2014

    What's the big deal about the Game of Thrones premiere date? Last year, it was March 31, so everybody and their uncle figured it would be around the same time, give or take a week. And not everyone thinks Veep is hilarious. I certainly don't and that's why I stopped watching after the first 3 episodes.

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