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‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO

Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy will go into a fourth season

HBO has renewed the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy “Veep” and the freshman comedy “Silicon Valley” from Mike Judge, the network said Monday.

The renewal will put “Veep,” which stars “Seinfeld” alum Louis-Dreyfus as vice president Selina Meyer, into a fourth season.

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The renewals follow HBO’s recent two-season renewal of its dragons-and-swords series “Game of Thrones.”

“Silicon Valley,” which premiered April 6, was partially inspired by Judge’s experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ’80s. Alec Berg (“Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is collaborating with Judge on the series. The show, currently in its eight-episode first season, stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew and Christopher Evan Welch, who died in December at age 48 following a battle with lung cancer.

The series premiere of “Silicon Valley” grabbed 2 million total viewers, which was the highest debut for a half-hour series on HBO since the debut of “Hung” in 2009.