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Why ‘Veep’ Tossed Its Original Ending for a Farewell Filled With “Exquisite Torture”

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel unpacks all the reveals, big moments and time-jumping endings from the HBO political comedy's series finale in an in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Veep’: The Story Behind That Final Joke (and Tom Hanks’ Response)

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel explains the HBO political comedy's final joke of the series finale about Tom Hanks dying, which was a callback to the pilot.

‘Veep’: How That “Monstrosity” Sets Up the Series Finale

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the penultimate episode the final season and hints about what to expect from the HBO comedy's series finale.

‘Veep’ Boss on Election Rigging Twist (and That Death) Being Part of a 3-Year “Master Plan”

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the fifth episode of the final season, "Super Tuesday," which killed a familiar character and revealed a major election-rigging twist.

‘Veep’ Boss on “Amazing Timing” of Election Reveal Amid Mueller Report

'Veep' boss Mandel speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about foreign interference in the HBO comedy's presidential election amid the release of the Mueller report.

‘Veep’ Boss Inks New Three-Year Overall Deal With HBO

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel has signed a three-year pact with HBO.

Why ‘Veep’ Is Putting Feminism, Women’s Rights Center Stage

'Veep' showrunner David Mandel speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the third episode of the final season of the HBO political comedy, "Pledge," which deals with #MeToo era feminism and an abortion.

‘Veep’ Boss on Tackling #MeToo and the Biggest Threat Ahead

'Veep' boss David Mandel unpacks the second episode of the final season of the HBO political comedy, including the Jonah Ryan #MeToo storyline and Selina Meyer's tech summit, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Veep’ Boss on How Season 7 Premiere Raises Final-Season Stakes: “It’s White House or Bust”

'Veep' boss David Mandel unpacks the premiere episode of the seventh and final season of the HBO political comedy in a weekly interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Veep,’ ‘West Wing’ Showrunners on How Political TV Accidentally Became Aspirational

'Madam Secretary' creator Barbara Hall also spoke at the Television Academy event Wednesday night.

Could ‘Veep’ Pull a ‘Game of Thrones’ and Sit Out the 2018 Emmys?

"We are definitely taking a little longer with the final season," showrunner David Mandel said of the comedy, even if it means missing the 2018 Emmy eligibility period.

Emmys: ‘Veep’ Boss’ $1,000 Bet and More Inside References Explained

The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the shout-outs and jokes that may have left viewers scratching their heads.