VEEP Returns for Season 5 in April, but with New Showrunner


UPDATE: VEEP launches its ten-episode fifth season SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). This Emmy-nominated series stars Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former Vice President Selina Meyer, who became president after her predecessor stepped down. The cast also includes Emmy winner Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy C. Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson and Hugh Laurie. Dave Mandel, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lew Morton executive produce. 

I think it would have been cool to run this coming season in the Fall right at Election time, but am also glad to see it with its  usual companion shows GAME OF THRONES and SILICON VALLEY in April – July.  


Hail to the Chief! There is only one First Lady and it is Selina Meyer, so sorry Hiliary! HBO has just announced that Julia Louis Dreyfus and her posse will return for Season 5 of VEEP in 2016. Though there is no big fanfare attached an official Press Release had this to say –

LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2015 – HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a fifth season.  Created by Armando Iannucci, VEEP stars Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as new President Selina Meyer, for whom even the most banal action can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences. The Emmy-nominated series kicked off its ten-episode fourth season Sunday, April 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). In addition to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the ensemble cast for the fourth season includes Emmy winner Tony Hale, Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.

 That calls for celebration with this little gem of VEEP antics.

In other VEEP news announced prior and separate from the above announcement series creator Armando Iannucci will no longer serve as the daily showrunner for the series fifth season. According to BBC News the producer, who is a Brit is to tried to maintain the commute for England and the loss of family time to come to the U. S. Instead a more local boy will take over the responsibilities and he is no stranger to the brand of humor VEEP dishes out. The new showrunner for Season 5 and beyond is David Mandel who was on the team behind HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

One more amusing clip shows the antics the cast have among themselves.

It is too soon to tell what position on Capitol Hill Selina Meyer will be holding in Season 5 as Season 4 just kicked off on 04.12. We hope you are watching this great comedy and eagerly await her next term…err..season.

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