Here's our first terrifying look at the presidential campaign of Veep's Jonah Ryan

HBO’s Veep will take its bow when its seventh season premieres this spring, and it looks like the show is leaning hard into that inevitable final arc we’ve expected since the sixth season finale (and, probably, since November of 2016). A new tweet from showrunner David Mandel depicts none other than Timothy Simons’…

Move your clocks and plots forward: 9 stories where daylight saving time actually does something

Over the weekend, much of the world’s population dutifully set its clocks one hour ahead in adherence with daylight saving time, that mandatory act of “springing forward” in order to... something about farmers. Or coal. Or whatever. As a popular Last Week Tonight With John Oliver segment pointed out, most of us don’t…

How does the Soviet-era gallows humor of The Death Of Stalin measure up to Veep and In The Loop?

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are back with another edition of Film Club, this time discussing Veep and The Thick Of It creator Armando Iannucci’s The Death Of Stalin. The film, a satirical look at the Soviet dictator’s last days and the chaos of the regime after his death, fits…

Armando Iannucci on how to make smart comedy in today’s political climate

Nowadays, there’s an abundance of comedy addressing politics, with basically every late-night show—or even the Will & Grace revival—taking shots at the president with varying degrees of success. Armando Iannucci, who created political comedies The Thick Of It and Veep, knows how to do it smartly. At the premiere of…

Here are the winners at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards felt sort of like a turning point in our modern age of celebrities publicly speaking out on political topics, coming right on the heels of President Shithole’s first attempt at a travel ban. This year, with the Time’s Up campaign in full swing and the Women’s March events…

Big Little Lies and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri lead 2018 SAG Awards nominees

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are out, and the frontrunners will be familiar to anyone who’s watched premium cable, independent films, or just looked over the Golden Globes nominees this year. Big Little Lies and Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri lead their respective packs, with the HBO drama…

The Emmy race for Outstanding Comedy Series comes down to Atlanta and Veep 

The A.V. Club is counting down the days leading up to the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 17, with an examination of this year’s major categories. Each day, TV editor Erik Adams is breaking down a category and giving us his picks for who should win, and who will win. Today we’re looking at the nominees…

Anna Chlumsky “just didn’t want to break anything” on Halt And Catch Fire

Even the people who make TV have trouble getting around to all the TV they want to watch. Case in point: Veep star and Emmy nominee Anna Chlumsky, who’d earmarked Halt And Catch Fire for an eventual binge, and finally got the excuse to delve in when an opportunity to join the period drama’s cast arose. The latest…

The 22 best minor characters on TV right now

To the protagonists go the TV spoils: The spotlight scenes, the attention of award-giving bodies, the premium paychecks. And while a well-realized main character might hook you in to a TV show, that show isn’t worth sticking with unless its world is also populated by equally well-realized characters who support,…