TV News: Girls, Veep, True, Grimm, Private

HBO has announced that it has renewed both its new comedies “Girls” and “Veep” for a second season, each for ten further episodes.

“Girls” has garnered a gross audience to date of 3.8 million viewers, while “Veep” is close behind with 3.7 million viewers. Both series will return next Spring. [Source: The Live Feed]

True Detective
The eight-part event drama series “True Detective”, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, has landed at HBO with a straight-to-series order.

Cary Fukunaga (“Jane Eyre”) is set to direct all eight episodes which has the pair playing detectives whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. [Source: Deadline]

“Grimm” is starting earlier than expected with NBC scheduled to premiere the second season right after the Olympics in August.

To make an August launch date, the show is expected to start production early with the writers already at work on scripts. [Source: Deadline]

Private Practice
ABC is in talks to pick up the medical drama for a 13-episode sixth and final season. A final renewal decision on the bubble series has not been made yet. [Source: Deadline]