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Watch: First Trailer For New Season Of 'The Thick Of It' Debuts

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 29, 2012 12:23 PM
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Sadly, most of us have never seen "The Thick of It," Armando Iannucci's political satire that is about to enter its fourth season on British television. But we have seen the theatrical spin-off, "In the Loop," and almost peed ourselves with laughter. Plus, some of us are huge fans of Iannucci's stateside series "Veep," which just finished its freshman season on HBO (it'll be back next year). So, while we're not entirely sure what's going on in this 30-second clip for the new season of "The Thick of It," subtitled "Coalition," we still find ourselves giggling a little bit.

Review: Armando Iannucci's 'Veep' Off To A Fast, Furious But Only Intermittently Funny Start

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2012 10:30 PM
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In the midst of an election season, where politics in the United States seems to be more partisan than it ever has been, and riding on the back of the Occupy Wall Street movement that spread across the world last year, there is probably no better time for a political comedy. And for Armando Iannucci, it's territory that he's already mined to great success. British TV viewers were first acquainted with his work with the series "The Thick Of It" (which was remade by ABC for a potential series, that never made it past pilot and was disowned by Iannucci), while audiences on both sides of the pond applauded "In The Loop." HBO is the ideal home for Iannucci to make his American debut (if only to drop f-bombs, which the script does quite often), but it's shame that this debut episode is so toothless.

Take A Peep At Character Videos For 'Veep,' Armando Iannucci's Upcoming HBO Political Comedy

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 27, 2012 12:40 PM
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If you were a fan of the 2009 political-satire “In The Loop,” you were probably pretty pleased to see that creator Armando Iannucci is thankfully going to forgo overseeing a remake of his own BBC series "The Thick of It," which “In The Loop” acted as a spin off of, and would instead created a new series for HBO called “Veep.” Featuring the always enjoyable comedic stylings of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the network dropped a trailer for the series at the beginning of the month, and now they’ve released more hilarity on the web.

Watch: Hilarity Ensues In The First Trailer For 'In The Loop' Writer-Director Armando Ianucci's HBO Series 'Veep'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 2, 2012 11:19 AM
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Anyone remember the 2009 political-satire "In The Loop"? The film was a festival hit and featured a side-splitting performance from Peter Capaldi as political hot-shot Malcolm Tucker. That film was, in fact, a spin off original BBC show "The Thick Of It" -- both of which are the brainchild of Armando Ianucci. Attempts had been to remake the show for HBO and while there was a pilot shot, it was one Ianucci wasn't a fan of and was never picked up.

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