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Watch the First Episode of 'Silicon Valley' on YouTube

7 April 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Where can you drink liquid shrimp and sip champagne out of test tubes at a party where a megastar like Kid Rock is the poorest person in the room? The fantasy land that is Silicon Valley, home to the tech industry's beating heart, and the insatiable nerds who flock there in search of millions in start-up money. That's the subjects of Mike Judge's latest show, Silicon Valley, and now HBO has made the first episode available to stream on YouTube following its premiere Sunday night. Indeed, Kid Rock shows »

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HBO comedy Silicon Valley to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK

2 April 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

HBO's Silicon Valley is to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

The eight-part comedy is debuting in the Us on April 6, and will broadcast on the Sky channel this summer.

Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Silicon Valley follows a group of computer programmers who try to start their own company in the technology industry.

It stars Martin Starr, Tj Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Amanda Crew, Porscha Coleman and Jimmy Ouyang.

The series comes from Office Space creator Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Dave Krinsky and John Altschuler.

A new promo clip for the show was recently released.

HBO will air Silicon Valley every Sunday at 10pm.

Watch a teaser for Silicon Valley below: »

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Watch: New Teasers For HBO Comedies 'Veep' & 'Silicon Valley'

9 March 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"We're taking shots, but at the same time we're respectful. I don't think we're sneering at Silicon Valley," executive producer Alec Berg told THR about this upcoming HBO comedy. "It would be the same thing if you were doing something about show business: There are certain aspects of it that are great and people who genuinely care about what they're doing and honestly believe in the products they're making and aren't just money-grubbing scumbags—and then there are outsize personalities who are parodies as human beings and aspects that are ripe for satire." An industry with lots of money and outsized personalities? It sounds not unlike "Entourage," and writer/director Mike Judge says that's not so far off. "It's a good comparison. Our characters are completely different, but it's a similar situation," he says, So, see for yourself with a new teaser for "Silicon Valley," along with a fresh look at "Veep. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New Teasers For HBO Comedies 'Veep' & 'Silicon Valley'

9 March 2014 6:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"We're taking shots, but at the same time we're respectful. I don't think we're sneering at Silicon Valley," executive producer Alec Berg told THR about this upcoming HBO comedy. "It would be the same thing if you were doing something about show business: There are certain aspects of it that are great and people who genuinely care about what they're doing and honestly believe in the products they're making and aren't just money-grubbing scumbags—and then there are outsize personalities who are parodies as human beings and aspects that are ripe for satire." An industry with lots of money and outsized personalities? It sounds not unlike "Entourage," and writer/director Mike Judge says that's not so far off. "It's a good comparison. Our characters are completely different, but it's a similar situation," he says, So, see for yourself with a new teaser for "Silicon Valley," along with a fresh look at "Veep. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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HBO Pacts with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Seinfeld’ Alum Alec Berg

7 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO has inked a two-year overall deal with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld” vet Alec Berg.

The writer-director at present is working as an exec producer and showrunner on HBO’s Mike Judge comedy “Silicon Valley.” The new deal calls for Berg to develop new projects for the pay cabler and supervise other prospects. “Silicon Valley” is set to bow April 6.

Berg spent four seasons on HBO’s Larry David laffer “Curb,” and before that he worked with David on NBC’s “Seinfeld.” In the feature realm he wrote and produced the 2012 Sacha Baron Cohen vehicle “The Dictator,” and he wrote the 2004 comedy “Eurotrip.”

Berg is repped by UTA and attorney Ken Richman of Hansen Jacobson.

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- Cynthia Littleton

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'Silicon Valley' Ep Inks Rich Overall Deal at HBO

7 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO is locking up Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg. The writer-producer, who serves as co-showrunner alongside Mike Judge on the upcoming It comedy series, has inked a two-year overall deal with the premium cable network. Story: 'Silicon Valley's' Mike Judge and Alec Berg on Nerds, 'Entourage' Comparisons and Luring Kara Swisher Under the pact, Berg -- who also directs episodes of Silicon Valley -- will develop and supervise new projects for the cable network. The deal continues Berg's relationship with HBO, where he previously was a writer/director/executive producer on Curb Your Enthusiasm for four seasons. More recently, he

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Watch the Hilarious Trailer for Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley'

24 February 2014 12:10 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

HBO has shared the first official trailer for the upcoming, Mike Judge-created comedy Silicon Valley, which focuses on six computer programmers trying to build an empire in the titular California tech-mecca. This minute-and-a-half clip breaks down the series' basic plot and offers up plenty of excellent one-liners from its core cast.

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Lead actor Thomas Middleditch (who plays nerdy programmer Richard) is featured heavily in the clip, but the funniest moments come from the supporting cast, which includes Josh Brener (Richard's best friend, »

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'EuroTrip' 10th Anniversary: Cast reveals 10 things you might not know about the movie

21 February 2014 9:08 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It has been ten years since EuroTrip, riding the raunchy teen comedy revival of the late ’90s and early naughts, burst into theaters and exposed an entire generation of teens to a beach full of dangling male genitalia. And even a decade later, those involved with the cult classic are still proud of it — every sex organ included.

At least, that was the vibe taken away from the audience Wednesday night in Hollywood, where cast members Scott Mechlowicz (“Scotty”), Jacob Pitts (“Cooper”), Michelle Trachtenberg (“Jenny”), Travis Wester (“Jamie”) joined producers Jeff Schaffer, Alec Berg, and David Mandel and several others for a Q&A session. »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Mike Judge remembers 'Silicon Valley' star Christopher Evan Welch: 'It was a real shame'

9 January 2014 11:30 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

HBO's new comedy "Silicon Valley" lost one of its cast members midway through filming when Christopher Evan Welch died in December. Creator Mike Judge and fellow executive producer Alec Berg say they miss having him around.

"He was incredible, and we loved writing for him," Berg said Thursday (Jan. 9) at the TCA winter press tour. "He was the guy at the end of every shoot day with him, you'd drive home with his [character]."

"Yeah," Judge adds," "imitating him and ... it was a real shame."

Welch had filmed five of the show's eight episodes at the time of his death, playing a billionaire venture capitalist who becomes very interested in buying lead character Richard's (Thomas Middleditch) search algorithm.

Judge says the episodes Welch shot feature "a lot of great scenes" with the character, and both he and Berg have fond memories of him.

"He was an amazing guy and super talented and incredibly enthusiastic, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Mike Judge: ‘Silicon Valley’ Actor’s Death Won’t Affect HBO Comedy’s 1st Season

9 January 2014 5:03 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” creator Mike Judge said that the passing of actor Christopher Evan Welch will not affect the story arc of his new comedy’s inaugural season. The HBO series got the first five-and-a-half (out of eight) episodes shot before Welch’s Dec. 2 passing. There were scenes that he and exec producer Alec Berg had to rewrite, but not enough to change the story. Though Berg pointed out the obvious at HBO’s Thursday Television Critics Association panel, saying, “Should there be subsequent seasons … he’s a character that we don’t have in our arsenal anymore.” Berg added, »

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