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Posted at 2:30 PM ET, 10/29/2010

A new D.C.-set HBO adventure for Julia Louis-Dreyfus

By Liz Kelly

Not content to settle with "30 Rock" cameos as the idealized Liz Lemon (see below), Julia Louis-Dreyfus has signed on with HBO to star in "Veep," a new sitcom in which she'll play the nation's first female vice president.

The show will focus on Louis-Dreyfus's character -- fomer Sen. Selina Meyer -- who, according to, discovers being vice president is "nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about." Hilarity, we assume, ensues.

The show will be helmed by British writer-director Armando Iannucci, who launched a successful British political satire series, "The Thick of It," that spawned a 2009 feature film spinoff, "In the Loop," starring James Gandolfini.

Louis-Dreyfus's last show, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," ended it's five-year run in May. But the "Seinfeld" alumna and, by the way, graduate of Bethesda's Holton-Arms School is already a familiar face at HBO where she spent a season cameo-ing (along with Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards) on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."


By Liz Kelly  | October 29, 2010; 2:30 PM ET
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