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New HBO Comedy Series VEEP Debuts April 22

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president of the United States? Yes, please!

By Kaili Markley on 3/17/2012
HBO's new comedy series, VEEP, is set to premiere on Sunday, April 22 at 10PM EST. The behind-the-scenes political satire will star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Armando Iannucci, who is also creator and executive producer of the series.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, a former senator cum vice president, who "discover(s) the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about... VEEP follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the presidentʼs interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive."

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The ensemble cast also includes Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Anna Chlumsky (In  The Loop, My Girl), Matt Walsh (Hung), and Reid Scott (My Boys).

"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."

If Julia Louis-Dreyfus' performance is at all reminiscent of her genius as Elaine on Seinfeld, or her stint on Arrested Development -- heck, even The New Adventures of Old  Christine -- we're in for a treat. Judging from her track record and the promotional trailers, VEEP is one not to be missed this spring:

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teknoandy69 on March 21, 2012
HBO...New tv show. Will definitely be worth watching, atleast the first season.
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