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“Veep” returns for second season April 14

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm •  Published: April 9, 2013
"VEEP": Julia Louis-Dreyfus. - Photo credit: Lacey Terrell
"VEEP": Julia Louis-Dreyfus. - Photo credit: Lacey Terrell

The Emmy-nominated comedy series “Veep” returns for its ten-episode second season at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 14 on HBO.

Details on “Veep,” provided by HBO, are as follows:

Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”), the show stars Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.

“Veep” follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.

With midterm elections looming, Vice President Selina Meyer is scoring higher ratings than the president in several popularity polls, which she hopes will boost her influence and help her curry favor with the chief executive. But as she knows all too well, even the most banal action can set off a ripple effect that has unexpected, far-reaching ­ and often disastrous ­ consequences.

The returning ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) as Gary, Vice President Meyer’s right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (“In the Loop”) as Amy, her chief of staff; Reid Scott (“My Boys”) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Hung”) as Mike, Vice President Meyer’s weathered spokesperson; Timothy C. Simons (“Days Together”) as Jonah, an enterprising but annoying White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw (“Overnight”) as Sue, Vice President Meyer’s executive assistant.

Guest stars on the new season include Gary Cole (HBO’s “Entourage”), as Kent Davison, the president’s new senior strategist, Kevin Dunn (HBO’s “Luck”) as Ben, the president’s chief of staff, and Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids”), as Dana, Gary¹s new girlfriend.

For more on the series, visit Facebook.com/Veep and twitter.com @HBO #Veep.

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