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HBO renews ‘Veep,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ and ‘Animals’

HBO is bringing both comedies back

HBO has renewed two of the network’s popular comedies, “Veep” and “Silicon Valley”. The network confirmed today that it has renewed “Silicon Valley” for a fifth season and “VEEP” for a seventh season. The two comedies will return to the network in 2018, the confirmation was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated “Silicon Valley” takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show concludes its ten-episode fourth season Sunday, June 25 (10:00–10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Series regulars include Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer.

Also an Emmy-winning comedy series, “VEEP” concludes its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, June 25 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT). The show stars Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the former vice president and president, who is struggling to navigate uncharted political territory. The ensemble cast also includes two-time Emmy winner Tony Hale, Emmy® nominee Anna Chlumsky, Emmy nominee Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, Emmy® nominee Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.

This news comes one-day after HBO released the new “Game of Thrones” season 7 trailer. The popular fantasy drama will return with new episodes starting on July 16, 2017.

Earlier this month HBO confirmed that the network has also renewed “ANIMALS” for a third season. That confirmation came from Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. Created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano, from Duplass Brothers Productions, the animated adult television series just wrapped its second season, the season finale aired on HBO on May 19, 2017. The series focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.

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