Watch the Trailer for HBO's Apatow-Fueled Girls (VIDEO)

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HBO is this close to unveiling a potentially very watchable new comedy block, with mid-April debuts scheduled for Girls and the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-starring Veep. The premise of Veep is pretty easy to get a handle on: Louis-Dreyfus plays a senator who finds herself vaulted into the role of Vice President. But Girls? What in tarnation is that about?

Here's what you need to know. The series is produced by Judd Apatow, so it's got that very-normal-person-with-infinite-wit vibe. It stars Lena Dunham, who earned praise for her short film Tiny Furniture, as a regular girl navigating life and dating in New York City. And it looks kind of like this:

Yep, it pretty much looks like a 30-minute Judd Apatow short each week. Regular people running into weird situations and having something funny to say about every wacky second of them. Which isn't a bad thing, but the idea certainly isn't as fresh as it was eight years ago. Oh and hey, look! It's Chris O'Dowd from The IT Crowd!

As for Veep, I've heard great things about it from fellow TV-obsessed people who have seen the pilot, and this understated teaser has me more curious than ever.

Girls: poignant tale of 20-somethings or hipster trash?
Veep: oddball comedy or last-ditch effort to retain comedy chops?


Girls debuts April 15 at 10:30pm. Veep premieres April 22 at 10pm.


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