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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 02/23/2011

HBO, Showtime filming in the District

By Elizabeth Flock

"The O.C." creator Josh Schwartz's next project will be set in Washington. (Fox)

Mayor Vincent Gray announced that several new television productions will be filmed in the District this year, D.C. Wire reported Wednesday.

After getting our name in lights recently with a spate of reality TV shows such as "DC Cupcakes", which cashed in on the cupcake craze, and the very classy "Real Housewives of D.C.", we're finally getting some meatier fare. (It's been too long since "West Wing" left the airwaves.)

Here's what's planned:

HBO will be filming a comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as vice president called "Veep", which will follow the hilarious activities at the White House.

ABC is shooting a pilot by "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz called "Georgetown". TV Column blogger Lisa de Moraes writes that "Georgetown" will be a show about "idealistic 20-something aspiring politicos who come to Washington to juggle their personal and professional lives, and discover along the way that the ideals that brought them to our nation's capital don't always match up to Washington reality."

Showtime is filming a drama, "Homeland," starring Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in a show about an American soldier who miraculously returns to the U.S. after years in captivity in Iraq.

We're excited.

By Elizabeth Flock  | February 23, 2011; 3:15 PM ET
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