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HBO Orders Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy Veep to Series

HBO has picked up the Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy pilot Veep to series, the network confirmed Saturday. Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale will co-star, and New York Magazine's Frank Rich is producing. Written and directed by Armando Iannucci, the series stars Louis-Dreyfus as a senator who becomes vice-president of the United States, only to have reality shatter her ideas about the job, as reality is wont to do sometimes. She handles the distress with comedy, however. [Live Feed/HR]