Veep renewed after just two episodes
Andrew Mickel1 May 2012
Armando Iannucci's Veep, the American version of the Thick of It, has been renewed for a second season for HBO after just two episodes aired in America.
The show, starring former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice-president of America, has proven an immediate hit, picking up 1.4 million viewers on its initial broadcast on the premium channel.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the show has been picked up for ten episodes in 2013.
The show has already surprised some American critics for its extensive use of swearing. While HBO can air programmes with swear words, the airings of the third season of Thick Of It on BBC America, which comes as part of basic cable packages, have disappointed fans by being heavily bleeped.
The first season of Veep is due to be broadcast in the UK on Sky Atlantic in June.
It comes just one day after an Alan Partridge movie was announced.
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