In addition to Game of Thrones returning to big numbers this past Sunday, two of HBO’s hit comedies also returned: the political comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep had its season four premiere, and Mike Judge‘s e-comedy Silicon Valley started its sophomore season.
And just like last year, all three of these shows are off to a hot start. We already known Thrones is getting a season six (with at least one or two more after that all but guaranteed), and now HBO has announced that they have officially ordered season three of Silicon Valley and season five of Veep.
As usual, president of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo made the announcement, saying:
“VEEP and SILICON VALLEY are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year. Along with ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,’ both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”
Silicon Valley, which comes from Judge and Alec Berg, scored both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for its debut season. The show stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer, and Jimmy O. Yang, and offers “a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.”
Veep is created by Armando Ianucci and has won and been nominated for multiple awards. Joining Louis-Dreyfus on the cast is Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson.
Silicon Valley season two airs Sunday nights at 10PM EST after Game of Thrones. They’re followed immediately by Veep, with season four airing at 10:30PM EST.