Veep May 2012 Episode Guide
HBO debuted their latest series, Veep, on April 22, 2012 and it’s catching on with not only critics but TV viewers as well. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and featuring Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw, Veep follows a US Senator who becomes the Vice President of the United States.
“Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader with White House potential. Then she became Vice President. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in Veep, a new HBO comedy series created by Armando Iannucci that follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of the Vice President as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.”
Veep May Episodes
Episode #3: “Catherine”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 6 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: May 6 (midnight), 8 (10:30 p.m.) and 9 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 7 (8:00 p.m.), 8 (11:30 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 12 (3:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) and 18 (8:30 p.m.)
Faced with a trumped-up story of a rift between the Veep and the First Lady, Selina (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) quells accusations that everything is about her – even though it is. The Veep’s office goes into spin control about the appointment of an “oil guy” to the Clean Jobs taskforce. Gary (Tony Hale) selects candidates for the VP dog, though Selina’s daughter Catherine (Sarah Sutherland), who is visiting from college, gets final say.
Teleplay by Sean Gray and Tony Roche; story by Sean Gray and Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche; directed by Tristram Shapeero.
Episode #4: “Chung”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 13 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 13 (midnight), 15 (10:30 p.m.) and 16 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 14 (8:00 p.m.), 15 (11:30 p.m.), 17 (11:15 p.m.), 18 (9:00 p.m.) and 19 (6:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
Dan (Reid Scott) and Amy (Anna Chlumsky) attend a book launch for Gov. Danny Chung (Randall Park), a charismatic Asian-American war hero, who Selina worries could be a political threat. Meanwhile, Selina preps with Mike (Matt Walsh) for a “Meet the Press” interview, landing on football as her “regular-people” talking point. Later, Gary and Amy discover that Selina has a lover.
Teleplay by Sean Gray and Will Smith; story by Sean Gray and Armando Iannucci and Will Smith; directed by Armando Iannucci.
Episode #5: “Nicknames”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 20 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 20 (midnight), 22 (9:00 p.m.) and 23 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 21 (8:00 p.m.), 22 (11:30 p.m.), 24 (11:15 p.m.) and 26 (4:30 p.m., 9:30 pm)
Selina becomes obsessed with the many unflattering nicknames given to her by bloggers, and after being snubbed from a Senate briefing by the POTUS, assigns Dan to get White House intel from Jonah (Timothy C. Simons). Later, Dan’s political maneuvering puts the fate of the Clean Jobs Bill on the line.
Written by Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci; directed by Tristram Shapeero.
Episode #6: “Baseball”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 27 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 27 (midnight), 29 (10:30 p.m.) and 30 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 28 (8:00 p.m.), 29 (11:30 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.)
Selina attends a healthy eating event at Camden Yards with some very grumpy fast-food executives, where she also confides a secret to Amy. Mike holds a press briefing for some local news pals, save for the inquisitive Leon West (Brian Huskey). Later, with the Veep delayed, Amy and Dan are forced to entertain elementary school children.
Teleplay by Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche; story by Simon Blackwell and Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche; directed by Armando Iannucci.