: Julia Louis-Dreyfus : April 22, 2012
There is no redeeming purpose to this show. You will not be a better person after watching it. But if your brain needs a rest, this half-hour comedy about a ruthless female Vice President of the United States will serve two purposes:
1) It will be entertaining in a cynical low brow sort of way; and
2) If you think that problems can be solved through the national political process, it will shed some light on that process. As a former resident of DC, I can say that the show represents a pretty fair, if exaggerated, picture of the political process in DC.
SummaryVeep is an HBO television comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series is a spin-off set in the same universe as The Thick of It also created by Armando Iannucci. He also created the Academy Award-nominated film In the Loop, which starred several Veep cast members alongside several Thick of It cast members.
Veep premiered on HBO on April 22, 2012, with an eight-episode season. This was followed by the second season of ten episodes debuting on April 14, 2013. On May 1, 2013, HBO renewed Veep for a ten-episode third season that began on April 6, 2014. On April 21, 2014, HBO ordered a fourth season of Veep.
Veep has received critical acclaim and won several major awards. It has been nominated three years in a row for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, its second season won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series and its third season won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.