Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in 'Veep'
Great news. HBO Entertainment has renewed two half-hour comedies targeted at women for second seasons. The commitment for Lena Dunham's 'Girls' is for ten episodes. The show has a gross audience to date of 3.8 million viewers. Produced by show creator Dunham, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, the hilariously candid and sometimes shocking fly-on-the-wall show is about four 20-something women trying to make it in New York City. Dunham leads the ensemble.
Dunham, Allison Williams, and Zosia Mamet in "Girls"
Also renewed for ten episodes is "In the Loop" writer-director Armando Iannucci's free-wheeling D.C. comedy "Veep," starring Julia Louis- Dreyfuss ("Seinfeld") as the vice president. The show has a gross audience to date of 3.7 million viewers. Produced by show creator Iannucci, Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich, the show takes a caustic and hysterical look at behind-the-scenes goings-on in the White House.