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Veep creator and executive producer Armando Iannucci is leaving the HBO political satire after four seasons.

 

The cable network said the departure was due to "the challenges of maintaining his family life in London and producing a show in the states".

Iannucci tweeted: "Time for me to quit airports. I'm leaving on a high and kissing goodbye to jet-lag."

 

David Mandel, who worked as a writer and director on Curb Your Enthusiasm, will take over the producer's role.

 

 

Iannucci told the Radio Times in 2013 he did not envisage staying on the US Thick Of It-inspired show long-term.

"I want Veep to carry on, but there will come a point when I want to move on to something else," he said.

"There's a natural limit: if [main character Selina Meyer is] Vice President, she can only be Vice President for so long, unless it's like the Simpsons and they just don't age.

"So I can see that carrying on, but everyone knows there'll come a point when I will want to stop being away from home four months in a year."

 

The cast of Veep pose for a selfie at an event to promote the latest season of the comedy

Veep has won a collection of awards since it first began in 2012.

Its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy series for three consecutive years, with the show nominated for the best comedy series Emmy three times.

 

The Writers Guild of America named it best comedy series in 2014, while Iannucci himself has been nominated for four Emmys and a Producers Guild of America award.

 

Last month it was announced Iannucci would adapting a new version of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield for the big screen.

The film is still in the early stages of development, but BBC Films said it would be a "fresh take" on the novel.

 

 

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/veep-silicon-valley-renewed-at-788409

 
Both critically acclaimed comedies earn early pickups at the premium cable network.
 
A day after their season premieres, HBO has handed out early renewals for comedies Veep and Silicon Valley.
 
 
"Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in a release announcing the news Monday. “Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other."
 
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus starrer Veep will be back for its fifth season — and the first without series creator Armando Iannuci, who stepped down as showrunner last week. Curb Your Enthusiasm's David Mandel will take over as the point person on the White House comedy.  
 
Mike Judge and Alec Berg's entry Silicon Valley, meanwhile, will return for a third season after the ensemble tech comedy broke through to score a comedy series Emmy nomination in its freshman season.
 
READ MORE 'Silicon Valley' Boss on Gender Criticism, Steve Jobs Inspiration and Season 2 Challenges
 
Silicon Valley and Veep join an HBO comedy lineup that also includes upcoming rookies Ballers, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and The Brink, with Jack Black and Tim Robbins, as well as Girls, Doll & Em, Togetherness and Getting On, the latter of which was renewed for a third and final season. Meanwhile, gay-themed comedy Looking will not be back for a third season but instead will wrap up its story with a movie.

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The list of Jonah's nicknames read out at those hearings, last year:

 

Guyscraper

 

The Pointless Giant

 

Benedict Cum-in-his-own-hand

 

Gaylian

 

Jizzy Gallespie

 

Gympanzee

 

Wadzilla

 

Transgenderformer

 

The 60-Foot Virgin

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Asshole

 

12 Years a Slave to Jerking Off

 

Jonah Ono

 

Jack and the Giant Jack-Off

 

Scrotum Pole

 

Tinkerballs

 

The Cloud Botherer

 

Supercalifragilisticexpialidickcheese

 

Spewbacca

 

Hagrid’s Nutsack

 

One Erection

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Grisly Madam, She-ra, Meyer the Liar, the Batcave, Pissface. Wicked Witch of the West Wing, Veep Throat, VoldeMeyer, Dickless Van Dyke, Tawdry Hepburn, Blunder Woman, Selina Meh

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Great show. Really captures the absurdity of politics as even though it's a parody, it comes across as if lots of stuff in the show is quite accurate. Watched the whole thing in like a weekend a few months ago. 

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25 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

Great show. Really captures the absurdity of politics as even though it's a parody, it comes across as if lots of stuff in the show is quite accurate. Watched the whole thing in like a weekend a few months ago. 

 

Have you seen The thick of it, mate?

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