In the world of peak TV—as many as 450 scripted series aired this year, in addition to around 750 unscripted shows—it’s more daunting than ever to winnow all those programs […]
Life met art in the 2016 TV Hot List. Veep, a political satire about a White House run, was declared Hottest Comedy, but was trumped by the real thing, which […]
The sheer lunacy of our current election cycle is frightening, but it's also very watchable. The same could be said for HBO's Veep, a show that many Washington, D.C., insiders have reportedly called the most realistic portrayal of politics. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that the marketing gurus at HBO decided that New Hampshire voters would appreciate an ad for the show's most-hated character and his current campaign for a congressional seat. (Obviously if you're not caught up on the current season, this post will have light spoilers.)
Specs Age 51 Claim to fame Stars as press secretary Mike McLintock on HBO's Veep (Sundays, 10:30 p.m.) Base Los Angeles
CANNES, France—Veep may be a comedy that revels in double standards, but star Julia Louis-Dreyfus says she believes the show might actually be helping solve the gender-imbalance issues that often drive its plot.
The day after the season premieres of Veep and Silicon Valley, HBO announced it's renewing the two Sunday night comedies for 2016. "Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I'm immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year," said Michael Lombardo, HBO programming chief.
SXSW Interactive took place in Austin, drawing attendees from all industries to celebrate innovation and technology, while magazine parties and charity galas commenced in New York and LA.