Veep, aka, You're Not Even Your Mom's Favorite Jonah


I’ll let Deadline Hollywood explain

Reid Scott, Tim Simons and Matt Walsh have joined the cast of HBO’s comedy pilot Veep starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Washington, D.C.-set project, from British comedian, writer and director Armando Iannucci, centers on former Senator Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) who becomes Vice President. Former My Boys co-star Scott will play Dan Egan, a DC legend. Simons will play Jonah who works in the President’s office, and Walsh will play Mike, Meyer’s spokesman. The trio join previously cast Anna Chlumsky.

God, yes, please let this happen.


I wonder if Anna Chlumsky is reprising her role from In the Loop.


HBO’s given the series the green light!

Filming begins this year; premieres next year!!!

(And, yes, Anna Chlumsky is in!)


Damn it, now I have to get HBO somehow.


It wasn’t much, but this finally got a brief teaser tonight. It begins its run in April with Game of Thrones and Girls.



I wonder if I can add HBO to a basic cable package without having to upgrade to digital cable and then just use HBO Go?


Wait - does this mean an even longer wait for Season 4 of The Thick of It…?!




Looks like fun. I loved In the Loop, and this looks like it has some of the same flavor. At this point, I find myself second guessing the Julia Louis-Dreyfus casting choice, but we’ll see. Shame about it being on HBO; that will make it hard for a cord-cutter like myself to see it.


Allow me to pop a jaunty little bonnet on your preview and ram it up your shitter with a lubricated horse cock!


Looks like Louis-Dreyfus’s the choice. Good move by the HBO?


The reviews are coming in. Positive, but it sounds like a more comedic/zany tone in the first episodes, compared to The Thick of It.


What, no love?

“I’m in a room with three people and a fuck ton of kiesh.”

That felt like classic Thick of It at times.


WTF is kiesh?


If serious, of course he meant quiche.

I thought it was great (after a slow start). Definitely hit the In The Loop / Thick of it vibe.


Hoisted by our own retard.

Line of the century.


Needs more Scottish wolf.


This was chronically mediocre and unexpectedly trite.

Girls is so, so much better.


He was playing the bagpipes.


“Weapons-grade retard” was my fave.

And, Alex? Don’t ever change.