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Silicon Valley: Season One Ratings

4 June 2014 11:59 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has had mixed success with their comedy series. Will Silicon Valley help the pay-for-view channel attract/retain customers. Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? We shall see.

Co-created by Mike Judge, Silicon Valley follows the lives of a group of developers who live together and chase success in Northern California. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, Tj Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross, Zach Woods, Christopher Evan Welch, and Amanda Crew.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

4/21 update: This series has been renewed for a second season.

Final season averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.72 million total viewers.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'Silicon Valley' finale: A fitting climax

1 June 2014 11:03 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Office Space: 2014 Edition — or HBO’s Silicon Valley — concluded its far-too-brief eight-episode debut season Sunday night, incorporating all the elements that make a Mike Judge creation great. Namely, the balance of high-brow wit and middle school humor was in full effect, with an epic debate about just how efficiently Erlich (T.J. Miller) could pleasure the TechCrunch Disrupt audience leading to a technological breakthrough.

When rival Gavin Belson (Matt Ross) manages to replicate Pied Piper’s compression formula for Hooli’s Nucleus software, an Adderall-addled Jared (Zach Woods) encourages the team to “pivot” — which is exactly what Richard (Thomas Middleditch) does, »

- Katie Atkinson

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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': 5 Things We Really Want to See in Season 4

22 April 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This past year, "American Horror Story" went from being the really, really great show that a small but dedicated (and, of course, deeply perverse) fan base watched to becoming a genuine, zeitgeist-capturing cultural phenomenon. (Fun fact: people love witches!) That means that all eyes are on the forthcoming new installment, "American Horror Story: Freak Show," which, should it stick to the show's broadcast schedule, should debut sometime before Halloween.

It's going to be a long, long few months until creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and their band of merry deviants return to reap more bloody mayhem. (Especially if you've already watched the similarly brilliant, stand-alone "True Detective.") So what to do until then? Well, wildly speculate on what we want from the upcoming season of "American Horror Story," of course.

So here are five things that we really, really, ridiculously want to see from season 4 of "American Horror Story »

- Drew Taylor

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Silicon Valley

21 April 2014 7:07 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: HBO

Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: April 6, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Thomas Middleditch, Tj Miller, Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Matt Ross, Zach Woods, Christopher Evan Welch, and Amanda Crew.

TV show description:

Created by Dave Krinsky, John Altschuler, and Mike Judge, this irreverent comedy series revolves around a group of programmers who live together and seek success in Silicon Valley.

Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) invented and built the Pied Piper start-up -- a program designed to find music matches. Pied Piper's compression algorithm sparks a bidding war in Silicon Valley, giving Richard a certain level of power. Unfortunately, Richard doesn't deal with stress very well and it becomes clear very quickly that decision-making isn't one of his talents.

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Review: HBO's 'Silicon Valley' highlights the best of Mike Judge

4 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Silicon Valley presented in the terrific new HBO comedy of the same name (it debuts Sunday night at 10) is a kind of Wild West for nerds: a lawless territory where they can be among their own kind rather than struggle to fit into a more structured world that doesn't understand them, and a place where they can seek massive fortune along the way.  That vision of the Valley also fits HBO itself in a way, since it's long been a place where creative types with idiosyncratic personalities and specific, uncompromising creative visions could go to find success in a safer, more wide-open environment. It's where David Chase could go when he was on the verge of quitting the TV business altogether and tell the story of a wiseguy in therapy. It's where David Milch could go to be given the absolute freedom to succeed so beautifully with "Deadwood" (and »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Silicon Valley’

10 March 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After a string of half-hours seemingly designed for niche tastes that sporadically merit the label “comedy,” HBO has its most fully realized and potentially commercial player within that genre in some time thanks to “Silicon Valley.” Co-created by Mike Judge (with the dryness of “King of the Hill” and tone of “Office Space”), it’s a savvy look at the birthing pains of a tech startup, filled with unforced humor and a serialized plot, in which the sad-sack characters find themselves caught between feuding billionaires. Similar but superior to Amazon’s “Betas,” it’s inordinately user-friendly compared to many recent pay-cable offerings.

The series won’t actually premiere until April (it’s getting a preview at the SXSW Festival), but piggybacking on the return of “Game of Thrones” should funnel a lot of men in its direction. And after viewing five of the eight episodes, there’s a lot to like, »

- Brian Lowry

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Funny Trailer for Mike Judge's HBO Comedy Silicon Valley

24 February 2014 9:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

HBO released the full trailer for Mike Judge's new comedy series Silicon Valley, which looks pretty freakin' hilarious. Over the years Judge has developed TV shows such as Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill, as well as the classic film Office Space. The series is also based based in part on Judge's own experience as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s.

The show centers on a character named Richard (Thomas Middleditch), an introverted computer programmer who manages to entice a bidding war over his search algorithm. The show is described as being "rather merciless in its focus on Silicon Valley and all it entails, both in reality and in stereotype."

The series is a half-hour show that will have eight-episodes in its first season, and it also stars Josh Brener, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani, Amanda Crew, Zack Woods, Matt Ross, T.J Miller, and Christopher Evan Welch. »

- Joey Paur

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Mike Judge's new HBO series, 'Silicon Valley,' gets its first trailer

24 February 2014 7:15 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This, we have been told, is the age of the geek. So much of our lives revolves around the internet and other technology which didn't exist a few decades ago. The upcoming HBO series from Mike Judge, "Silicon Valley," takes a look at one group of relatively young folks who are trying to come up with the next big tech idea while living in a dotcom millionaire's house. And now, we have the first trailer.   What can we tell you about the trailer? Well, it certainly offers up some funny lines, including this memorable quip about the former head of Apple, "Jobs was a poser, he didn't even write code." We dare you say that in Cupertino.   While you ruminate on  that line for a little while, let us tell you a little bit more about the series. "Silicon Valley" premieres on HBO on April 6 at 10pm and is based, »

- Josh Lasser

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The Trailer for Mike Judge's Silicon Valley, Coming to HBO

24 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

HBO has released the trailer for "Silicon Valley," premiering on April 6 at 10 p.m. Et. Mike Judge ("Office Space," "Beavis & Butthead," "King of the Hill") brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in the new comedy series, which is partially inspired by Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s. The cast of "Silicon Valley" includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Evan Welch and Amanda Crew. Matt Ross guest stars. In the series, Richard (Middleditch) is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator along with his best friend, Big Head (Brener), pompous Gilfoyle (Starr) and dry-witted »

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HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Trailer: 'Steve Jobs Was a Poser' (Video)

23 February 2014 6:11 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

HBO on Sunday debuted the first full trailer for its upcoming Mike Judge comedy Silicon Valley. The comedy is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people who are the most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The series, partially inspired by Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late '80s, stars an ensemble that includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Evan Welch and Amanda Crew. Matt Ross guest stars. Story: HBO Struggles to Find a Broad Comedy

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- Kimberly Nordyke

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Viggo Mortensen to Star in Captain Fantastic - Not a Superhero Movie

21 February 2014 2:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in a film called Captain Fantastic. The title of the film can be deceiving, but just know that it's not a superhero movie. It's actually a drama that will be written and directed by Matt Ross.

Mortensen will play "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."

We all know Mortensen is very picky with the projects he chooses, so this must be a good one. Here's what the young director had to say about landing such a talented actor,

Viggo Mortensen’s dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he’s telling have been an inspiration to me for years. There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film he’s »

- Joey Paur

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Viggo Mortensen Returns From The Wilderness In Captain Fantastic

21 February 2014 8:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

We have not heard a great deal from Viggo Mortensen recently. The Lord of the Rings star is very particular in the roles he plays, and the result is that he does not appear in films that often. His last performance in a major film was as a minor character in On The Road, and he has no credits at all for 2013. But that’s all about to change. In addition to his upcoming part in The Two Faces of January, Mortensen is taking on the lead role in Captain Fantastic from Electric City Entertainment.

Captain Fantastic tells the story of a father who has spent a decade living off the grid in the Pacific Northwest and now must return to society. With six children in tow, he must handle all the issues that re-assimilation brings with it. It’s an intriguing plot synopsis, made all the more so when »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Viggo Mortensen Takes the Lead in 'Captain Fantastic'

20 February 2014 5:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Viggo Mortensen has signed on to star in the indie drama Captain Fantastic for Electric City Entertainment and director Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms).

The actor will portray a father, who has lived off the grid in the Pacific Northwest forest with his six young children for the past decade. He must now return to acclimate his children to modern society.

Here's what Matt Ross had to say in a statement about landing Viggo Mortensen.

"Viggo Mortensen's dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he's telling have been an inspiration to me for years. There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film he's in is a film I want to see. He's one of the greats. Getting to collaborate with him on Captain Fantastic is quite literally the best thing that's happened to me since my wife asked me to marry her. »

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Casting: Whishaw, Mortensen, Aniston, Rodriguez

20 February 2014 5:48 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson are set to join the Sarah Gavron's "Suffragette". Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Meryl Streep also star in the film which begins shooting this coming Monday in the UK.

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Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in Matt Ross' "Captain Fantastic" at Electric City Entertainment. Filming takes place this summer.

Mortensen plays an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society. [Source: Deadline]

Mean Moms

Jennifer Aniston is in early talks to star in "Mean Moms" for New Line Cinema. The film is an adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman's book "Queen Bee Moms »

- Garth Franklin

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Viggo Mortensen Will Be Captain Fantastic

20 February 2014 3:13 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Though it appears the long string of casting rumours for Fantastic Four may finally be behind us, Viggo Mortensen will not be popping up in that film (we reserve the right to alter this line if he does, for some reason show). Instead, he’s signed on to an altogether different sort of story in Captain Fantastic.Actor-turned-writer/director Matt Ross is behind the indie film, which boasts a leading role that would appear well suited to Mortensen’s ease in the wilderness. Captain Fantastic follows an idealistic father who has to end a decade living off the grid with his six kids in the forests of America’s Pacific Northwest and assimilate the family back into society. It sounds a little like an updated version of 1986 Harrison Ford drama The Mosquito Coast, though with fewer actual mosquitos.Ross appears delighted with his leading man score: ”Viggo Mortensen’s dedication »

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Viggo Mortensen Is 'Captain Fantastic,' Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Reteam (Again) For Heist Comedy & More

20 February 2014 2:24 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

No, Viggo Mortensen isn't starring in some new Marvel movie, despite the name of the developing drama "Captain Fantastic." Instead, the actor will be joining "28 Hotel Rooms" director Matt Ross' film about "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society." Man, just wait until he discovers "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective." No spoilers. Production begins this summer. [Deadline]  Tina Fey is getting ready to do "The Taliban Shuffle" (attn producers: please change title—it's not cutesy, it's kinda dumb). Anyway, Robert Carlock ("30 Rock," "Saturday Night Live") has penned the adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir about a journalist who is "a fish-out-of-water in Kabul, filing stories about militants, being a woman in wartime Iraq and Pakistan, dealing with boredom interspersed with dashes of violence and the promiscuous war correspondent culture. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Viggo Mortensen is in Talks for Captain Fantastic; Jennifer Aniston in Early Talks for Mean Moms

20 February 2014 1:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Check out today's latest casting news: Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in Captain Fantastic, a drama written and to be directed by Matt Ross. Jennifer Aniston is in early talks to star in New Line's competitive suburbanites picture, Mean Moms, directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Deadline reports that Mortensen is in talks for Captain Fantastic, in which he'll play not a superhero, but "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."  Here's what Ross had to say about the casting: “Viggo Mortensen’s dedication to his craft and to the world of the story he’s telling have been an inspiration to me for years. There is a depth to his art that I greatly admire. Any film »

- Dave Trumbore

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Viggo Mortensen To Star In Electric City’s ‘Captain Fantastic’

20 February 2014 12:52 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Viggo Mortensen is in talks to star in Captain Fantastic, a drama written and to be directed by Matt Ross. Production will begin this summer. Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof of Electric City Entertainment are producing. Lest you think that Mortensen is being fitted for spandex for a superhero role, think again. While unforgettable for his trilogy turn as Aragorn in The Lord Of The Rings, that’s probably as close to superhero as he’ll get. In Captain Fantastic, Mortensen will play an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society. What does it mean for a young filmmaker to land an actor like Mortensen, who is so particular in the roles he plays? ”Viggo Mortensen’s dedication to his craft and to the world of »

- MIKE FLEMING JR

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Viggo Mortensen is Matt Ross' Captain Fantastic

20 February 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Not to be confused with another Fantastic project on the way, Deadline is reporting that The Lord of the Rings trilogy star Viggo Mortensen is in talks to play the lead in writer/director Matt Ross' ( 28 Hotel Rooms ) indie drama Captain Fantastic . Set to shoot this summer, Captain Fantastic follows a father who, having spent six years in the remote woods of the Pacific Northwest, has to return to society with his six children. Mortensen can next be seen in writer/director Hossein Amini's The Two Faces of January opposite Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Captain Fantastic will be produced by Electric City Entertainment's Lynette Howell and Jamie Patricof. (Photo Credit: WENN.com) »

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Trailer for Mike Judge's HBO Comedy Series Silicon Valley

10 February 2014 1:30 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

HBO has released the first trailer for Mike Judge's hilarious looking new comedy series Silicon Valley. Judge is the man behind TV shows such as Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill, and the classic comedy Office Space. I like Judge's sense of humor and directing style. I think this new series will be entertaining.

The series is a half-hour show that will have eight-episodes in its first season. The story focuses on "various techies and their startup sundries, all of whom live in the home a dotcom millionaire offering free accommodations in exchange for a 10-percent stake in each person's startup." 

One of the characters, described as an introverted computer programmer, manages to entice a bidding war over his search algorithm, which seems to be the focus of the first season. The show, by all accounts, is rather merciless in its focus on Silicon Valley and all it entails, »

- Joey Paur

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