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Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 04/30/2012

HBO picks up ‘Girls,’ ‘Veep’ for second seasons

“Girls”: Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams. (JOJO WHILDEN - HBO)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (HBO - HBO)
HBO has given early second-season 10-episode pickups to the new comedies “Veep” and “Girls,” after just two and three telecasts.

“Veep,” created by Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the new VPOTUS, opened with 1.4 million watching.

“Girls,” starring creator Lena Dunham (“Tiny Furniture”) and starring the daughters of famous people, is about the humiliations and triumphs of young chicks trying to make it in New York without the benefit of famous parents. It’s opening clocked about 900,000 viewers. Both first episodes wound up cuming just less than 4 million viewers across various runs of the pay cable network.

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