• HBO orders space tourism comedy from Veep creator

    Veep ends its award-winning run this year, but HBO will keep creator Armando Iannucci around when it’s over. HBO greenlighted a space comedy pilot from the Veep mastermind called Avenue 5. Avenue 5 stars Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, House’s Hugh Laurie, Silicon Valley’s Zach Woods, and Lovesick’s Nikki Amuka-Bird. Iannucci created, wrote, and executive produces the pilot about space tourism 40 years in the future when the solar system

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    Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

    Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensemble prison series as a drama. But if you’ve watched both seasons, you’ll know it’s not like the show has gotten funnier. It’s

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    More Julia Louis-Dreyfus! HBO’s Veep, Silicon Valley renewed for 2015

    HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Veep and freshman comedy Silicon Valley have both been renewed for another season. HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement today following a recent two-season renewal of Game of Thrones. The whacky vice-presidential comedy Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus will return for a fourth season. The satire opened up this year with nearly 1million total viewers, keeping it in stride with its season two finale. In addition

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    Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus snaps selfie with Veep Joe Biden (Photo)

    Four time Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is rocking HBO as Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep. The fictional VP star and the real VP were able to snag a photo-op on Tuesday night at a state dinner honoring French President Francois Hollande. Sitting in the press section, she tweeted out a picture of her and equally blunderous Vice President Joe Biden. Maybe she can get her new friend to

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus poised to tie Lucille Ball’s record at the Emmys

    With her nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for HBO’s Veep, Dreyfus was nominated as a comedic actress in the lead and supporting categories 14 times. If she wins her fourth Emmy on Sunday, she will tie Lucille Ball for most comedic Emmys won. “It’s taken me decades, but I have finally avenged Lucille Ball. I am euphoric,” the actress said. The Veep star made Emmy history last

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    HBO really wants you to watch ‘Girls’ and ‘Veep’

    Good news for those without the luxury of expensive premium cable; HBO will be posting the premiere episodes of their two new comedy series, Girls and Veep, the day after their network debuts. The episodes will be available to audiences everywhere, including non-HBO-subscribers, on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple On Demand platforms. Girls, which premieres this Sunday, produced by Judd Apatow and was created by and stars Lena Dunham

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    Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus will star in new HBO comedy series, ‘Veep’

    Political comedies are so timely and relevant these days, especially when campaigns start ramping up and you have people like Donald Trump and Rick Santorum angling for presidential nods (really?). So HBO’s new series Veep couldn’t have come at a better time. Deadline reports that former Seinfeld actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be starring as senator-turned-vice president in the comedy, who discovers that “the job is nothing like she expected and

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