Good news for those without the luxury of expensive premium cable; HBO will be posting the premiere episodes of their two new comedy series, Girls and Veep, the day after their network debuts. The episodes will be available to audiences everywhere, including non-HBO-subscribers, on HBO.com, YouTube, DailyMotion, TV.com and multiple On Demand platforms.
Girls, which premieres this Sunday, produced by Judd Apatow and was created by and stars Lena Dunham takes a comedic look at the lives a group of women in their 20s living in New York City. While Veep, premiering next April 22, stars Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus (pictured above) as a woman who becomes the Vice President of the United States, but doesn’t exactly know what she’s in for. Veep also stars Matt Walsh, he of Upright Citizens Brigade fame! You check out Louis-Dreyfus in character as Selina Meyer below.
Both new shows have been eagerly anticipated by critics and audiences alike and by offering a free peek to those without HBO, they are sure to help increase the initial viewership. (Though it obviously doesn’t guarantee the legal means by which later episodes are obtained by those who enjoy the show– but that’s beside the point.)