HBO’s Emmy-winning half-hour comedy series VEEP will return for a fifth season beginning on April 24, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT with Julia Louis-Dreyfus back as now-President Selina Meyer. The second season of the critically acclaimed series will also feature Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson. Returning as guest stars during the upcoming season are John Slattery, Sarah Sutherland, and Hugh Laurie.
Armando Iannucci created VEEP and David Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick, and Lew Morton executive produce.
The Season 5 Plot: President Selina Meyer is in the midst of a virtually unprecedented Electoral College tie, with her future as commander in chief coming down to just a few hundred votes. While Amy and Dan work on a long shot to victory, Selina finds herself spinning her wheels in D.C., as her staff strives to make her seem presidential (even though she actually is President), at the same time fending off the ambitions of Tom James, her charismatic running mate, who in a twist of obscure constitutional procedure could end up becoming president.
VEEP April and May 2016 Episodes:
Episode #39 (season 5, episode 1): “Morning After”
Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: April 24 (12:30 a.m., 3:30 a.m.), 26 (4:25 a.m.), 27 (9:30 p.m.), 28 (10:05 p.m., 4:30 a.m.) and 29 (3:25 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 25 (8:00 p.m.), 29 (5:30 p.m.) and 30 (4:40 a.m.), and May 15 (9:00 a.m.)
On the night after the election, Selina discovers a possible road to victory. Meanwhile, Amy must figure out if she is back or not; Catherine kicks off a behind-the-scenes documentary project; Mike announces that he and Wendy (Kathy Najimy) are adopting a baby from China; and Dan considers a new career.
Written by David Mandel; directed by Chris Addison.
Episode #40 (season 5, episode 2): “Nev-ah-da”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 1 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 1 (12:30 a.m., 3:00 a.m.), 3 (5:00 a.m.), 4 (8:30 p.m.), 5 (11:00 p.m., 5:30 a.m.) and 6 (3:10 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 2 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (5:00 p.m.), 7 (1:45 p.m., 1:45 a.m.) and 15 (9:30 a.m.)
Amy, Dan, Jonah and Richard try to win the presidency for Selina. Back in D.C., Selina brings in respected Washington fixture Bob Bradley (Martin Mull), aka “The Eagle,” and, after nudging out Tom James on the newly created banking task force, meets billionaire banker Charlie Baird. Meanwhile, Mike tries to get healthy before his baby arrives; Kent investigates Sue’s age; and Amy and Dan share a charged moment.
Written by Lew Morton; directed by Chris Addison.
Episode #41 (season 5, episode 3): “The Eagle”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 8 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 8 (12:30 a.m., 3:30 a.m.), 10 (5:20 a.m.), 11 (8:30 p.m.), 12 (10:00 p.m., 5:30 a.m.) and 13 (4:25 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 9 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (5:15 p.m.), 14 (5:45 p.m., 5:20 a.m.) and 15 (10:00 a.m.)
Mike must deal with the consequences of Selina’s tweet. Feeling usurped by Bob, Amy begins to be troubled by his behavior. At a museum gala, Gary finds himself the belle of the ball.
Written by Steve Koren; directed by Chris Addison.
Episode #42 (season 5, episode 4): “Mother”
Debut: SUNDAY, MAY 15 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: May 15 (12:30 a.m., 3:30 a.m.), 17 (5:25 a.m.), 18 (8:30 p.m.), 19 (10:30 p.m., 5:15 a.m.) and 20 (1:40 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: May 16 (8:00 p.m.), 20 (5:30 p.m.) and 21 (10:50 a.m., 1:50 a.m.)
Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. Amy and Dan discover the O’Brien camp has staged a fake protest, and task Jonah and Richard with organizing their own pro-POTUS demonstration. Mike and Wendy meet with a potential surrogate.
Written by Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck; directed by Dale Stern.