HBO Orders Some Lame Duck

HBO knows when they've got a good thing going, and HBO is in a position to keep such things going. As such, the cable network has ordered a fourth season of Armando Ianucci's brilliant Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as a second season of Mike Judge's Silicon Valley. The Veep pick up was a bit of a surprise for me, not because I felt the show doesn't deserve it, but because of Ianucci's British "less-is-more" sensibilities. Of course, he is the writer who has kept Alan Partridge going in one way or another for twenty odd years. And that this season's plot concerns the veep running for President.

My guess is that next season will feature the actual campaign, and if they get a fifth season, that'll cover her lame duck months, win or lose. Either way, I'm happy. The comedies are excellent palette cleansers after whatever horrors Game of Thrones unleashes each week. And they'll be perfect lead-ins to Last Week Tonight, which premieres this Sunday.

Via Den of Geek.
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