Show Creator Armando Iannucci and actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus on stage at The Paley Center For Media's PaleyFest 2014 Honoring "Veep" at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2014 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP
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Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO's political satire "Veep," remembers a visit he made to the U.S. State Department for research on the show.Chlumsky, best known for her roles as a child actress in 1991 film "My Girl," said she learned the ins and outs of the D.C. staffer psyche after picking the brain of California Senator Barbara Boxer's chief of staff, Laura Schiller.Louis-Dreyfus earned an Emmy last year as the best lead actress in a comedy series for the show's first season.Iannucci, who is also the creator of the British TV political satire "The Thick of It" and director of the Oscar-nominated spin-off film "In the Loop," said that part of the key to the series' comedy comes from its faithfulness to reality."Veep" has succeeded in making it to its third season, a rare feat for an American political satire.
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