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Mike Judge takes on 'Silicon Valley' in new HBO comedy series

Mike Judge takes on 'Silicon Valley'
Mike Judge takes on 'Silicon Valley'
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A group of television critics got to take a first look at Mike Judge's new HBO sitcom yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. So far, the initial buzz has been very positive.

Titled Silicon Valley, the dark comedy stars Thomas Middleditch and T.J. Miller as tech industry dreamers struggling to make it in a world where billionaires drive electric sports cars and quiet nerds toil in the trenches.

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"Hollywood has been enamored with the Bay Area's tech community for several years now, but for the most part, the tech folk haven't been impressed with what has ended up on screen," wrote the Contra Costa Times' Chuck Barney in a review of an early screening. "Silicon Valley just might be the first show that not only earns laughs from a wide audience, but some solid insider cred, as well."

Creator Judge has said HBO is giving him more freedom than he enjoyed while working on his other hit shows, King Of The Hill and MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head.

“It’s not like I’m a person who’s always looking to be edgy and outrageous and explicit with things, but it’s been a great experience,” Judge told reporters.

The the show kicks off its eight-episode first season on April 6.

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