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Veep renewed for fourth season


Story by Jack Foley

POLITICAL comedy-drama Veep has been renewed for a fourth season.

The satire, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, remains a strong audience grabber for HBO, pulling in nearly one million viewers for its season three debut (which was on a par with its second season finale).

What’s more, the show is one of HBO’s awards season regulars, with Dreyfus and co-star Tony Hale both taking home Emmys for their performances last year.

HBO has placed a firm commitment upon bringing new comedies to the screen to augment its already strong dramatic line-up.

And while Family Tree and Stephen Merchant’s Hello Ladies have now been axed, the channel also has Girls as well as Silicon Valley, which has also been renewed for a second season, which enjoyed HBO’s biggest comedy launch since Hung‘s 2.8 million in 2009.

There’s also the receently renewed Getting On and Looking as well as upcoming freshman series Togetherness, The Brink, starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins, and Dwayne Johnson vehicle Ballers to look forward to.

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