HBO has renewed its political comedy Veep, the day after its latest season premiere. The cable channel announced the news on Monday, also confirming that technology satire Silicon Valley will also be returning.

Julia Louis DreyfusJulia Louis Dreyfus will return as Selina Meyer for the fifth season of Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus  will return as Selina Meyer for a fifth season next year, though show runner Armando Iannucci will be stepping down after season four, to be replaced by Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer David Mandel.

Iannucci, the creator of Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It, had said he didn't envisage himself staying on as show runner forever.

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"I want Veep to carry on, but there will come a point when I want to move on to something else," he told the Radio Times in 2013.

"There's a natural limit: if [main character Selina Meyer is] Vice President, she can only be Vice President for so long, unless it's like the Simpsons and they just don't age.

"So I can see that carrying on, but everyone knows there'll come a point when I will want to stop being away from home four months in a year."

Silicon Valley will be returning for its third outing, with show runners Mike Judge and Alec Berg set to return, alongside the rest of the ensemble cast including Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani.

Both comedies will get 10-episode seasons. Both shows currently  air immediately after HBO's signature hit Game of Thrones, which premiered its fourth season on Sunday.

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