Vice Principals To Run 18 Episodes Total

The long standing rule with TV shows is that you milk the success of it as long as you can. HBO does that with its various shows, such as the comedy “Eastbound and Down” from which it managed to get four seasons and a total of 29 episodes.

The same team behind that show, comedy actor/writer Danny McBride and producer Jody Hill, return with the new HBO comedy “Vice Principals” shortly – and the pair promise this one will be short and sweet. McBride tells Variety:

“The whole series is only 18 episodes and that’s it. We just wanted to make a really long movie. It’s one school year and a complete story. This was an old screenplay that Jody [Hill] and I wrote back in 2006. But we needed it to be longer so we added and reworked it and broke it up into 18 segments. HBO trusted us to make those episodes without anyone watching them, so they really, really trust us.”

In fact Hill says even if they were interested in making more episodes, they can’t really as “we already shot the 18 episodes and that’s it.” In other words the entire series is done, it’s now only a matter of when the network will air them, the most likely scenario being two seasons of nine episodes. The series kicks off July 17th.