‘Veep’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO

Renewals follow the earlier re-up of “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

Last Updated: April 13, 2015 @ 2:39 PM

“Veep” has been elected to another season.

The comedy series, which stars “Seinfeld” alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has been renewed for a fifth run, the network said Monday.

HBO also said that the Mike Judge comedy “Silicon Valley” has been renewed for a third season.
The renewals follow the earlier extensions of HBO’s dragons-and-swords drama “Game of Thrones” and “Last Week With John Oliver.” In announcing Monday’s renewals, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said that the four series “give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”

“’Veep’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” Lombardo said. “Along with ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”

When “Veep” — which stars Louis-Dreyfus as new president Selina Meyer — returns for its fifth season, it will do so without series creator Armando Iannucci, who is departing the show after four seasons. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alum David Mandel will serve as the new showrunner for “Veep.”

Both “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” premiered their new seasons on Sunday.

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