HBO Makes Premieres of ‘Girls’ and ‘Veep’ Available to All12 Apr, 2012 By: John Latchem
Eschewing its usual subscriber-based platforms, pay-TV network HBO is offering a sample of its newest comedy programs, “Girls” and “Veep,” for free to anyone who wants to see them.
Beginning the day after their exclusive premieres on the HBO network, the first episodes for each show will be available on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple distributors’ free on-demand platforms. The “Veep” pilot will be available free of charge on iTunes as well. The sampling opportunity will be promoted on HBO’s Facebook and Twitter profiles and will run from April 16 to May 14 for “Girls,” and April 23 to May 21 for “Veep.”
“Girls,” premieres Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. Created by and starring Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture), the show follows a group of twentysomething women in New York City. In addition to Dunham, the cast includes Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver, with recurring guest stars including Chris Abbott and Alex Karpovsky.
“Veep,” starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a female U.S. vice president who discovers the job is nothing like what she expected, debuts Sunday, April 22 at 10 p.m. The show also stars Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw.