Before Season 6 of HBOs “Veep” debuts April 16, click through our photo gallery above that ranks every episode from worst to best according to their IMDB scores. Can you guess what’s #1? We also detail the Emmy Awards that each episode has won and been nominated for, including all five wins for series star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays the titular veep Selina Meyer.
“Veep” began in the second year of former Senator Meyer not really loving being Vice President. The show follows her and her staffers’ many blunders and controversies as she tries to leave a legacy she would be proud of. In the third season Meyer ascended to the presidency in the final two episodes thanks to the President stepping down.
Season 4 focused on her trying to run a country while also campaigning for President. With creator and showrunner Armando Iannuci stepping down, he left the show on a cliffhanger as Meyer found herself in an electoral college tie. The fifth year picked up right where that left off and by the season’s end Meyer was out of office, leaving audiences wondering what will the sixth season entail now that Meyer is out of power.
With just five seasons and 48 half-hours, “Veep” has become HBO’s most successful comedy to date amassing a whopping 42 Emmy nominations and 12 wins. Most notably “Veep” is the reigning Best Comedy Series champ two years in a row. Louis-Dreyfus was already a two-time Emmy winner (“Seinfeld” in 1996 and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” in 2006) before “Veep,” but this is the role of her life as she has won five consecutive Emmys for Best Comedy Actress (2012-2016).
Tony Hale, best known for his work on “Arrested Development,” has also won two Emmys for Best Comedy Supporting Actor (2013 and 2015). “Veep” had its own mini-Emmy controversy last year as Peter MacNicol was disqualified after being nominated for Best Comedy Guest Actor because he appeared in too many episodes. Here’s hoping Seaxon 6 finds MacNicol nominated again and this time in the winner’s circle.
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