'Veep' to Return on April 16

HBO will debut the sixth season of its comedy series Veep in April, the network said Tuesday.

The politically-themed series, which stars Emmy Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former vice president and president Selina Meyer, will return to HBO on April 16, said network officials.

The series this past Saturday won a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Comedy Series.

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