The premium cable network — which traditionally prefers to renew its shows a little bit earlier in their run to give showrunners a chance to stretch their creativity — announced on Monday that they are committing at least ten episodes to both series for a second season. While neither has necessarily been a ratings smash, they are far more successful than some recent comedy projects by the network, and they have also picked up additional viewers following their initial Sunday airings thanks to alternate showtimes and HBO GO streams.
For any fan of television, this new is certainly welcome — while we find the humor in “Girls” especially to be a little dry for our liking, it fills a niche on TV and addresses topics that few other shows will dare to even look at. “Veep,” meanwhile, is an uproariously funny satire piece about the dark side of Washington, and how competitive some of the people are who work there.
What’s your reaction to this announcement? You can expect both shows to begin airing season 2 episodes in the spring.