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First Look: HBO's 'Veep' With Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Judd Apatow's 'Girls' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 12th 2011 10:45AM
VeepAlong with the preview of 'Luck' -- check out Maureen Ryan's thoughts on that here -- HBO unleashed two very different, yet still amusing, previews for its two new comedies, 'Veep' and 'Girls.'

In 'Veep' (premiering April 2012), Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as the vice president of the United States. As if we should be so lucky. From the ultra short, yet intriguing promo below, it's safe to say we're in for some laughs.

'Girls' comes from 'Tiny Furniture' writer/star Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow. HBO describes the show as a "comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s." Dunham's 'Tiny Furniture' co-star Jemima Kirke, 'NBC Nightly News' anchor Brian Williams' daughter Allison Williams, stage actor Adam Driver and 'Mad Men's' Zosia Mamet also star. 'Girls' also has an April 2012 premiere date.

Check out both previews below.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Returns to TV With 'Veep'

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 18th 2011 10:15AM
Julia Louis-DreyfusThat's Vice President Elaine Benes Julia Louis-Dreyfus to you.

Yes, the 'Seinfeld' and 'New Adventures of Old Christine' actress is returning to TV with a new HBO series, 'Veep,' where she'll play the play the vice president of the United States.

According to Deadline, Louis-Dreyfus will play former Senator Selena Meyers in the comedy set "very near the White House." Soon after landing the job, Louis-Dreyfus's character finds out the vice presidency isn't anything like she expected and the people who warned her about it were right.

'Arrested Development' veteran Tony Hale, 'My Girl' star Anna Chlumsky, Sufe Bradshaw, Reid Scott, Tim Simons and Matt Walsh co-star in the comedy from British writer and director Armando Iannucci.

"It is a true delight to work with HBO and Armando Iannucci," Louis-Dreyfus said in a statement. "I take the role of vice president very seriously, and although everyone says this is a comedy, I don't think there is anything funny at all about me being a heartbeat away from the presidency."

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Star in 'Veep,' Jay Mohr Prepares for Return to TV and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 22nd 2010 6:20PM
Julia Louis-DreyfusIf all goes according to plan, meet your new fictional vice president, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Louis-Dreyfus will officially headline HBO's pilot for 'Veep,' a half-hour comedy about Selina Meyer, the new vice president. The 'New Adventures of Old Christine' actress will serve as a producer. HBO plus Julia Louis-Dreyfus sure sounds like a winning formula to us!

In other TV news ...

VH1 is adding more wives to its reality slate. The network has ordered 10 episodes of 'The X Life,' a reality series that follows skater Pierre Luc Gagnon and his girlfriend Denise Russo, BMXer Cory Nastazio and his girlfriend Nicole Panattoni and FMXer Jeremy Stenburg and his wife Susie. [Hollywood Reporter]

'Facts of Life' star Mindy Cohn is heading to ABC Family. Cohn has been tapped to play Cecelia, the mom of one of the four leads in Brenda Hampton's new untitled drama project. [Movieline]

Miranda Otto will star in Fox's 'Locke & Key.' Otto will play Nina Locke, the mom of three who tries to rebuild her life in her family's mysterious mansion. [Deadline Hollywood]

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