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"Veep" (HBO, TBD)
This should be interesting. Armando Iannucci's often scathing comedy was built around the idea that the second-most-powerful woman in the world was just a glorified prop, short of being a functionary because functionaries have, well, functions. Selina Meyer's string of empty public appearances and even more empty voyeurism on the edge of policy were the source of much of the show's humor. What does a woman with power but no purpose do all day and what purpose does a vast staff serve to such a person? Well, when we left things, Selina was on the brink of seemingly achieving everything she'd dreamed of. So now what? Is "Veep" still "Veep" if the "Vee" is dropped and the jokes move to the Oval Office? Fortunately, we can probably assume that ascension won't be easy for Selina and even if she begins to feel comfortable in her new gig, we know that there's another election coming. Even more fortunately, we know that Hugh Laurie's got something to do with the new season, which can only be a good thing, no matter what or how small his capacity turns out to be.