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‘Veep’ Season 4, Episode 1 : ‘Joint Session’

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Veep Season 4, Episode 1 airs tonight on HBO.

Twenty-four hours before Selina’s first major speech as President, her staff frantically tries to work out how she can say two completely opposite things at the same time. Gary questions his worth now that he can no longer be close to Selina. Jonah is put off by the hands-on approach of the new VP’s chief of staff, Teddy. Amy learns that Bill Ericsson, a rival campaign manager, may make a play for her job.

Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. ‘Veep’ follows Meyer and her staff 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. Meyer’s inner circle includes: her chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), longtime press spokesperson Mike McClintock (Matt Walsh), right hand and body man Gary (Tony Hale) and secretary Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) all of whom often do battle with Dan Egan (Reid Scott) an ambitious interloper and smug White House liaison Jonah (Tim Simons). Created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop), the comedy is scripted but shot in an improvisational style. ‘Veep’ is authentic without being specifically biographical about what it is like to hold the least effectual post in the most powerful office in the world.

Veep Season 4, Episode 1 airs April 12 at 10:30 p.m. EDT on HBO.

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