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Performer of the Week: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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THE PERFORMER | Julia Louis-Dreyfus

THE SHOW | Veep

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Scoop: Veep Elects Kevin Dunn as New Chief of Staff – But There's a Catch

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Veep is staffing up ahead of Season 2.

TVLine has learned that Kevin Dunn (Luck, Samantha Who?) is joining the HBO comedy in the recurring role of Ben, the …READ MORE


TVLine Items: BET Renews Game, Louis-Dreyfus Gets HBO's Vote, and More TV News to Know

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The fan-paigning surrounding BET’s The Game has officially paid off…again. READ MORE


Julia Louis-Dreyfus To Star In HBO Comedy Pilot Veep

After month-long negotiations, Juila Louis-Dreyfus has closed a deal to star in HBO’s comedy pilot Veep, from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci.

The Seinfeld alumna will play the central character, former Senator Selina Meyer who becomes vice president of the United States. Iannucci co-wrote and will direct the pilot as well as executive produce with Chris Godsick and Frank Rich. Louis-Dreyfus, who most recently starred on the CBS comedy The New Adventures of Old Christine, will serve as a producer.

This story was originally reported by Nellie Andreeva for Deadline.com.