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'Veep' with Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins a third season at HBO

May 01, 2013|By Greg Braxton
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's "Veep."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's "Veep." (Lacey Terrell / HBO )

"Veep", HBO's comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a fictional U.S. vice president, has been awarded a third term -- er, season.

Louis-Dreyfus last year won an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy for her role in the series, now in its second season. The show co-stars Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky and Kevin Dunn.

On "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus plays Vice President Selina Meyer, a manic, self-absorbed leader who is all but shunned by the president. In addition to starring, the former "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" star is a producer on the series, which mixes physical and verbal comedy as well as political satire.

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The series was created by Armando Iannucci, an Oscar nominee for co-writing "In The Loop," a 2009 political satire featuring Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini.

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