‘Game Of Thrones’ Draws 6.3 Million Viewers To Shocker; ‘Silicon Valley’ & ‘Veep’ Steady

By | Monday April 14, 2014 @ 12:05pm PDT

hbo45__130924185923-275x112HBO‘s Game Of Thrones on Sunday drew 6.3 million viewers at 9 PM, a 48% gain in comparison to last season’s second episode. Last night’s installment, which features yet another shock surprise (we won’t tell you about that in this post … Read More »

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere Hits New High, ‘Silicon Valley’ Debuts Strong, ‘Veep’ Returns Down

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 12:17pm PDT

game of thrones season 4 debut 2With swords in hand and palace intrigue in the shadows, HBO’s Game Of Thrones was back for its fourth season last night with a record-breaking 6.6 million viewers. That’s up 52% over the 4.4 million who tuned in for the Season 3 debut on March 31, 2013 – no wonder GoT crashed HBO Go last night. Sunday’s viewership result is not only the most watched GoT episode ever but is the second-best result HBO has seen since the 11.9 million who watched the series finale of The Sopranos back in 2007. The Season 4 opener also soared 23% up from the 5.4 million viewers the Season 3 finale drew on June 9. Until last night, the most-watched GoT episode ever was the May 5, 2013, airing that pulled in an audience of 5.5 million. With two more plays last night, GoT had a gross audience of 8.2 million on Sunday.

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SXSW: Audience Award Winners Are Announced With ‘Cesar Chavez’, ‘Before I Disappear’ & HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Among The Faves

SXSW 2014The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival announced their Audience Award-winners today including wins for Diego Luna‘s biopic Cesar Chavez in the narrative spotlight and the Emmy Rossum-starring drama Before I Disappear in the narrative feature spotlight.  Also getting a crowd-pleasing boost before its April 6 HBO premiere is Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley which took the Episodic award.  Last year’s winner in the narrative feature competition was Short Term 12 which was released by Cinedigm and had some awards buzz this past fall.  The SXSW Jury Awards were announced on Tuesday with the Grand Jury Prize going to Fort Tilden and the  The Great Invisible, Margaret Brown’s look at the oil industry’s secretive world in the wake of the Gulf Coast disaster, earning the top documentary prize. Below are a list of the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award winners: Read More »

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Hot Teaser: HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

By | Saturday February 8, 2014 @ 5:00pm PST

HBO has unveiled a teaser for Silicon Valley, the Mike Judge-helmed half-hour dark comedy set in the Bay Area hotbed where future tech icons like Steve Jobs et al. got their start. T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, … Read More »

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TCA: Mike Judge Pokes Fun At “Billionaire Vibe” In HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 4:32pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154Mike Judge met tech billionaires before setting out to do HBO‘s comedy Silicon Valley “before the big bubble burst when everyone wanted to do animation” and discovered “there’s a sort of a billionaire vibe” and that they fall into two categories: “The Asperger-y Type and the sort of more … uber competitive.”

Mike Judge and Alan BergThe dark comedy series is from King Of The Hill’s Judge, producer Scott Rudin and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. The untitled single-camera project — which HBO picked up to series in May — is set in the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The pilot starred T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani. The pickup came two days after the series order for another HBO half-hour pilot, Michael Lannan & Andrew Haigh’s untitled San Francisco project. The Judge show joins HBO’s praised current comedies Girls and Veep.

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TCA: HBO Sets Season 4 Premiere Date For ‘Game Of Thrones’, Slots ‘The Normal Heart’

By | Thursday January 9, 2014 @ 3:12pm PST
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gameofthronesHBO‘s flagship drama series Game Of Thrones will return for a fourth season on April 6, the network announced at the top of its TCA presentation today. It will be followed by the third-season debut of VeepRead More »

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‘Silicon Valley’ Co-Creators John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky Step Back From Day-To-Day Involvement On HBO Series

By | Friday June 7, 2013 @ 11:33pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who created/executive produce recently picked up HBO comedy series Silicon Valley with King Of The Hill co-creator Mike Judge, won’t be involved with the show on a daily basis going forward. Judge will be the primary showrunner … Read More »

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Quintet Cast In HBO Pilot ‘Silicon Valley’

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 4:20pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods and Kumail Nanjiani are set to co-star in Silicon Valley, HBO’s single-camera dark comedy … Read More »

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Josh Brener & Lindsey Broad Cast In Mike Judge’s HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Silicon Valley’

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 7:06pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Brener (Glory Daze) and Lindsey Broad (The Office) are set to co-star in Silicon Valley, HBO’s single-camera dark comedy pilot from … Read More »

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T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch Cast In Mike Judge’s HBO Comedy Pilot ‘Silicon Valley’

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 11:59am PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Actor-comedians T.J. Miller (Yogi Bear) and Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign) have been cast in Silicon Valley, HBO’s single-camera dark comedy pilot from King Read More »

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