HBO Renews Both Veep and Girls for Season 2


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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Both LAME shows
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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.
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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.
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Yay! I love Girls, but haven't watched Veep yet, maybe I will check it out this weekend.
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Eww to both. Now I'm sure we'll have to put up with them for like 8 seasons each.
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*yawn*
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I love Girls, Hanna is sort of my type.
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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.
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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.
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Cool, liked 'em both...
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Girls is so god damn up its own ass and "indie hipster cool", its so unbearable to watch. Veep is abit dry but fun, so I guess that deserved a renewal
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Girls is hilarious. That AIDS spiel at the end of last episode? I almost died.

Veep is less laugh out loud funny and more, I appreciate this for it's satirical take on politics and makes me feel sophisticated on my humour scale.
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Yeah, cause AIDS jokes are always funny .... NOT!
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They are. You must have missed the South Park episode. AIDS has the allocated time period required, and is now considered funny. Am I sure about that you ask? I'm not just sure, I'm HIV positive.

Hilarious.
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I tried both shows. As my schedule is already way to heavy on series to watch I cut Girls out of the equation. I found Veep to be funnier and I just couldn't stand Jessa on Girls. But beyond that I thought Girls was kinda good, so far. But at the end of the day I'd rather stick with rewatching Firefly than Girls ;)



I'm a bit confused by the article.. It says that Veep is fairing better but the numbers just don't add up. 3.7 million for Veep and 3.8 for Girls. How is Veep doing better with those numbers?
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average viewership:

3.7 after 2 eps = 1.85M/ep

3.8 after 3 eps = 1.26M/ep

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Ahh.. Missed the part about different numbers of aired episodes. Thanks, that clears it up :)
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