HBO Renews Girls and Veep for Second Seasons

HBO is investing in Girls power and sent Veep a vote of confidence by renewing both freshman comedies for second seasons, just weeks after their respective debuts.

Girls, which offers a serio-comic look at the humiliations and triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s, to date is grossing 3.8 million total weekly viewers. Veep stars Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a disenfranchised vice president of the United States, and thus far is averaging 3.7 million weekly viewers.

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Both shows received 10-episode orders for their sophomore runs.

Which of these HBO newbies are you a bigger fan?

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23 Comments
  1. Rolfe says:

    Great news! Veep was fantastic last night! It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a comedy on HBO. Girls is even better. Fine television.

  2. anthonynewhall says:

    Both are great shows. So happy to hear this.

  3. juliab says:

    amazing news! I’m really enjoying Veep and Girls.

  4. Jay says:

    I enjoy Veep but I wish Julia Louise Dreyfus would return to network TV so we could see 22 episodes of her comic brilliance a year instead of just 10…

  5. Sharon says:

    Girls is the worst show I have ever seen on HBO. Sad to see the quality of their comedies plummeting.

    • bob says:

      agreed. Unfortunately I know that because I watched the show and contributed to the ratings. I’m embarassed for Brian Williams.

    • William says:

      Totally agree. I watched it because of all the hype and gave up on it after the 2nd episode. It’s not funny at all.

  6. Sg.Grant says:

    How it the hell do you cancel How To Make it In America and renew this abortion of a show that is Girls?

  7. Cory Chapman says:

    ‘Girls’ is heinous. Glad to see ‘Veep’ is coming back!

    • ChrisGa says:

      Yeah, I don’t get the love for Girls; it’s awfulness is just punctuated by the rather unpleasant lead character. Veep, on the other hand, is very funny and proves yet again that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the greatest comedic actresses of the last quarter century.

  8. jess says:

    I think Girls is funny and I think all the lead actresses are great. But, it’s definitely an acquired taste. (Loved the ‘Sex and the City’ poster in the apartment.) I’m not crazy about Veep, but I still tend to watch it since it is paired with Girls. It’s HBO all Sunday nite for me with GoT at the helm.

  9. Sammy says:

    Yay Veep! Only one problem: with 10 episodes seasons, this show shou have about 20 seasons

  10. Mick says:

    It took three episodes but Girls finally made me laugh. So good news!

  11. YowzaPowza says:

    What is with these short seasons HBO is giving their comedy series lately? Remember when SATC had a few 18 episode seasons in there? Ten episodes is fine but come one, give us more. Thirteen at least. That’s the standard it seems.

    • Tommy says:

      10 is hbo’s new standard unfortunately… “true blood” and “boardwalk empire” are the exception with 12 episodes a year.

  12. Kasper F. Nielsen says:

    Don’t like either shows. Hung was much better than either of these two.

  13. Love Girls please continue it !!!

  14. xwiseguyx says:

    Love Veep – I must confess I turned Girls off midway through the first episode. Just didn’t think it was funny at all…. sick of these “cutting edge dark quirky pieces of crap” that critics fawn over…

  15. Chance says:

    Girls is absolute trash. Lena Dunham is just awful.

    But YAY Veep.

  16. aleksa says:

    I didn’t care for “Girls”, but “Veep” is hysterical.

  17. lipsticksocialism says:

    so happy Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back <3 <3

  18. Alex says:

    I love Girls so I am really glad to hear this! Although I wasn’t sold on the show until episode 3. Didn’t actually care much for the first two episodes… am just really glad I stuck with it. Yaaay for a second season!!

  19. Nick says:

    Girls is ridiculously awful. VEEP ALL THE WAY. One of the funniest shows ever.

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