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Veep's next season will be its last

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has confirmed that her Emmy-and-Peabody-winning political satire Veep will end its run with its next, seventh season, expected to air some time next year. The series—which saw Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina Meyer win the presidency, lose the presidency, and then doggedly try to win the presidency yet again—will reach its endpoint with a final 10 episodes next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The decision to conclude the show was made by Louis-Dreyfus and showrunner David Mandel, who noted that, while it’s bittersweet, they wanted to avoid repeating themselves or sliding into the grim doldrums of diminishing returns. “I struggled with it,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “And then it just hit me. It’s hard to say goodbye to such a good thing. We struggled with this at Seinfeld as well.” 


The final season of Veep is expected to center on Selina’s run for a return to the presidency, which she’ll be waging at least in part against Timothy Simons’ hated/beloved political whipping boy, Jonah Ryan. Shooting for the final season will begin in October, and the show will presumably debut some time in April 2018.

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