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'Veep' Season 2 Adds 'Luck' and 'Transformers' Star as New Chief of Staff

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 18, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
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Thanks to HBO, Kevin Dunn won't be out of a job very long. The pay cabler's horse-racing drama 'Luck' may have been shut down just as production began on a second season, but that doesn't mean its cast should have to lose the race! Series star (as well as 'Transformers' dad) Kevin Dunn will take a significant role in the upcoming second season of the Emmy-winning 'Veep,' but as whom? Is one 'Veep' staffer out of a job?

'Parks and Recreation' Season 5 Steals Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Husband for Mysterious New Role

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 1, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
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We thought about making a joke about how 'Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler stealing Julia Louis-Dreyfus' husband Brad Hall might have been what caused the split between her and Will Arnett, but then we just got sad.  Then we tried to make it into a joke about Julia stealing Amy's Emmy for Outstanding Female Lead, but then we just got sad about her and Will Arnett again.  But anyway, Brad Hall is going to be on 'Parks and Recreation,' or whatever.

HBO Renews 'Girls' and 'Veep' For Season 2

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 30, 2012 @ 9:00 PM
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Why so glum, ladies?  Let it never  be said that HBO is entirely a boys' club, what with its current zeitgeist of 1920's gangsters, sword-swinging warriors; as today the ladies have their day.  After airing only two and three episodes respectviely, HBO has graciously renewed both Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'Veep' and Lena Dunham's buzz-worthy 'Girls' for sophomore seasons.  But for how many episodes?

Retro Rental: If You Liked 'Veep' Try 'In The Loop'

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by James Rocchi April 26, 2012 @ 9:35 AM
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[Each week, inspired by what's in theaters or in the news or even just by random firings of neurons, 'Retro Rental,' by film critic James Rocchi, looks at an older film on disc or download that links up to the here-and-now.]
Briefly digressing from movies to the world of premium cable (not, of course, TV, as HBO oft reminds us) 'Veep' is coming, with Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss plays Selina Meyer, a new Vice President who is learning the 21st Century version of the insight of the late John Nance Garner, who noted that the Vice-Presidency was "not worth a bucket of warm spit." However, Nance didn't actually say "spit," he said something far ruder and that is easier to believe.
Curses ring out in the halls of power, as well as fights over who didn't make a fresh pot of coffee when they emptied the last one. That, it seems is going to be about the tone of 'Veep.' And if you want a preview of 'Veep' -- the cadence, the comedy, the language of it, whether Orwellian double-speak or soaring flights of four-letter words -- you need to see 'In the Loop.'