HBO Re-elects Veep for a Third Season

HBO wants Meyer in 2014! The pay-cable network has ordered a third season of its comedy Veep, asking for 10 episodes to air in 2014. The series is currently in its second season, where it's enjoyed a ratings boost thanks in part to riding Game of Thrones' wake. Last year, Veep was paired with Girls, but apparently the Lannisters make for better bedfellows than Lena Dunham. 

In case you don't know (though you should), Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as fictional vice president Selina Meyer, a bumbling politician with aspirations to one day sit in the Oval Office. Reid Scott, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, and Anna Chlumsky play her aids, and don't forget about Timothy Simons as the arrogant White House liaison. The show was created by Armando Iannucci, the man behind the popular U.K. political comedy The Thick of It

With all this talent both established and emerging on Veep, it got me thinking, "I wonder who everyone's favorite character is?" So I made a poll! For the record, I'm voting Jonah. He and Mike together are incredible. 

Veep airs Sunday nights at 10pm on HBO.

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Jan 01, 2014
I've been watching Braking Bad, Dexter and Bates Motel so far this Christmas and I suddenly decided that I needed to cheer up with something far less serious. I was thinking about giving Veep a shot for a while and I'm so glad that I finally did. If someone had told that "The West Wing and Parks and Rec had a baby together and then they gave that baby to HBO to raise and nurture" then I'd have been all over this from the very beginning, but hey, at least I'm caught up now. I can't wait for the new season to start and I hope they manage to find a place for Ben, he's great.
Right, I've off to watch The West Wing for the 16th time! Hey, do you think Veep could get Jimmy Smits to play the current POTUS?
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May 02, 2013
I'm starting to really like the mess that is Mike this season.
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May 02, 2013
Veep is my favourite show. It's pure perfection. Thanks HBO!
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May 02, 2013
Awesome news. Veep is such a great show. I'm so happy it got renewed for another season.
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May 02, 2013
Mike is hilarious. His pathetic-ness just makes this show incredibly funny.
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May 02, 2013
Dam it HBO, as if I didn't have enough reasons to love you already.
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May 01, 2013
"Sue, did the President call?"
"No."
So simple and yet so funny.
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May 01, 2013
Jonah ftw, that oblivious giant !
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May 01, 2013
Cool. Veep's steadily becoming one of my favorite comedies.

I'm surprised that Sue is second in the voting. She has too small a role for me to vote her... she has like one sassy line per episode and that's that. I guess the very small role makes it harder to find annoyances in her character, though. Then again, I'm behind one episode, so maybe she had a bigger role in that one...

... anyway, I voted for Mike, but I could easily have voted for Selina or any of her other four lackeys.
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May 02, 2013
I'd say she's pretty robust.

Yea I reckon the latest episode might have had some impact on it.
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May 01, 2013
Tim likes this crappy show, no wonder why it's reaching season 3 :)
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May 02, 2013
It's not crappy in my opinion. It's a very smart comedy. That alone gets this show renewed.
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May 03, 2013
IMO the show's crappy which just means I don't like it but I get why some people, including Tim, might like it sorry if I offended you :(
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May 03, 2013
Why would I be offended? But you not liking it and the show being crappy are not the same thing. It's smart writing, and there is not enough of that in TV nowadays, this is why I posted.
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May 01, 2013
Yeah, it's true. If Tim likes it it's always good for 7 seasons and a movie. At least that hasn't been my experience.
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May 01, 2013
Sue FTW!
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