Last night I checked out two new television series, VEEP and Girls. While neither show is great, they're good enough for me to want to see more episodes.
The star of VEEP is Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Per IMDb, the show "Centers on former Senator Selina Meyer who finds being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she expected and everything everyone ever warned about." I loved the pilot's fast-paced dialogue. If that continues, I'll keep watching.
What intrigues me the most about Girls is Lena Dunham. At just 26 years old, Dunham is the show's writer and director. She also plays Hannah, the show's main character. While I have no doubt someone so young can be so talented, I'm impressed she was able to pitch and sell an HBO show. I can only imagine how many people in their 30s and 40s and older have tried to do the same with no success.
If you, too, are looking for shows to replace many others going on hiatus soon, I recommend taking a look at VEEP and Girls.