HBO renewed its two new Sunday-night comedies 'VEEP' and "Girls' for a second season, and that's great news for the Baltimore TV and film production community.

HBO made the announcement Monday afternoon via Twitter: "We're happy to announce #Veep and #Girls have both been picked up for a second season. @GirlsHBO."

The second season order on "VEEP" is for 10 episodes, which should mean about $15 million to the local economy.
I predicted an announcement within days after seeing the premiere week ratings for "VEEP." It opened with an audience of 1.4 million viewers for the first airing on April 22.

The cast and crew spent six months in the Baltimore area last year filming the first season -- mainly on a soundstages in Columbia and locations in Baltimore.

In an interview for a Sun Magazine cover story on the production, star  Julia Louis-Dreyfus   said she expected to be back in Baltimore if the series was renewed.

Expect the series to go back into production in the fall if it follows the same schedule of starting its season in April.