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Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. Veep follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.
Meyer's inner circle includes: her chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), longtime press spokesperson Mike McClintock (Matt Walsh), right hand and body man Gary (Tony Hale) and secretary Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) all of whom often do battle with Dan Egan (Reid Scott) an ambitious interloper and smug White House liaison Jonah (Tim Simons).
Created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop), the comedy is scripted but shot in an improvisational style. Veep is authentic without being specifically biographical about what it is like to hold the least effectual post in the most powerful office in the world.
Executive Producers: Armando Iannucci, Chris Godsick, Frank Rich; Co-Executive Producer: Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche; Producers: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Laing; Directors: Armando Iannucci, Tristram Shapeero, Chris Morris Writers: Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Sean Gray, Ian Martin, Will Smith, Tony Roche, Roger Drew.
01 - Fundraiser
In the series premiere, Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff – chief of staff Amy, spokesperson Mike, right-hand man Gary, and executive assistant Sue – are still finding their footing in Washington D.C. Selina decidesto make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps cause her staff to work damage control.
02 - Frozen Yoghurt
The Veep’s office is revived by good news that her task force is likely to be green lit. With the President (conveniently) out of the country, Selina looks to make headway on filibuster reform and meeting with some “normal” people.
03 - Catherine
Faced with a trumped up story of a rift between the Veep and the First Lady, Selina 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 selects candidates for the VP dog, though Selina’s daughter Catherine, who is visiting from college, gets final say.
04 - Chung
Dan and Amy attend a book launch for Gov. Danny Chung, a charismatic Asian-American war hero, who Selina worries could be a political threat. Meanwhile, Selina preps with Mike for a Meet the Press interview, landing on football as her “regular-people” talking point, and, later, Gary and Amy discover that Selina has a lover.
05 - Nicknames
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. Later, Dan’s political maneuvering puts the fate of the Clean Jobs bill on the line.
06 - Baseball
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. Later, with the Veep delayed, Amy and Dan are forced to entertain elementary school children.
07 - Full Disclosure
With the Veep and her staff taking flack over a pregnancy rumor and the firing of a Secret Service Agent, Selina orders a “partial” full disclosure of all office correspondence. Later, Selina dispatches Dan to make sure the Macauley Amendment (i.e., the toxic Clean Jobs bill) cannot be traced back to her. And with the perception growing that her office is increasingly nonfunctioning, Selina threatens to fire a key staffer.
08 - Tears
Selina finds herself in Ohio to support Rep. Roger Furlong for governor, but given the Veep’s low approval rating, he no longer wants the endorsement. Meanwhile, the Clean Jobs bill comes back to haunt Dan – in the form of a possible Congressional Hearing. After Selina tears up in her meeting with Furlong, Mike and Amy decide to play up Selina’s tears even more, but have no idea how big a floodgate it will open.