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Veep

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Veep is an American political satire comedy television series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, that premiered on HBO on April 22, 2012.

Home Box Office is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.

Political satire is a significant part of satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden.

Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, and producer.

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The series was created by Armando Iannucci as an adaptation of the British sitcom The Thick of It.

The Thick of It is a British comedy television series that satirises the inner workings of modern British government.

Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director and radio producer.

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Veep is set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a country in the Americas.

A vice president is an officer in government or business who is below a president in rank.

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The series follows Meyer and her team as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.

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The fifth season of Veep ended in June 2016, with a sixth season ordered for 2017.

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Veep has received critical acclaim and won several major awards.

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It has been nominated five years in a row for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, winning the award for its fourth and fifth seasons.

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series is an annual award given to the best television comedy series of the year.

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Its second and fourth seasons won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, with the third season winning the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.

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Louis-Dreyfus has won five consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, two Critics' Choice Television Awards and one Television Critics Association Award for her performance.

The Screen Actors Guild Award is an accolade given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and primetime television.

The Critics' Choice Television Awards are accolades presented by the Coks Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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Supporting cast members Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale have both received four consecutive Emmy nominations for their work on the series, including Hale winning in 2013 and 2015.

Anthony "Tony" Hale is an American actor & comedian, best known for his role in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development as the neurotic Buster Bluth.

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