HBO has picked up the comedies "Girls" and "Veep" for second seasons of 10 episodes each.

"Girls," created by and starring Lena Dunham ("Tiny Furniture"), debuted April 14 and has a "gross audience to date" of 3.8 million viewers, HBO says. "Veep," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, arrived April 21 and has 3.7 million viewers.  "Gross audience" counts all the viewers who tuned in to an episode in its first run and repeats during the week.



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Gail Pennington is the television critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.