Mike Judge Says 'Office Space' Made TGI Fridays Get Rid of Their "Flair"
by Megh Wright "About four years after Office Space came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that (button) flair, because people would come in and make cracks about it. One of my ADs asked once at the restaurant why their flair was missing and they said they removed it because of that movie Office Space... [Read More]
This Week in Comedy: 'Silicon Valley' and 'Inside Amy Schumer's Wrapped Up Their Seasons
by Zach Herwitz In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week: -Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their season finales. We reviewed Silicon Valley's first year and rounded up the best sketches from this season of Amy Schumer. -Following the success o... [Read More]
The Hollywood Reporter hosted the 2014 comedy showrunners roundtable
For the last few years Emmy time, The Hollywood reporter has held roundtable discussions with many TV luminaries. Our favorite is the sitcom TV showrunners because it’s a lot of our favorite comedy people talking about their shows. The 2014 edition just hit the internet and it’s packed f... [Read More]
Mike Judge Took a Scene from 'Silicon Valley' Directly from Real Life
by Bradford Evans "There was actually a scene in Silicon Valley where the lead character is meeting this tech billionaire that was exactly like a meeting I had before the first dotcom bubble burst. 'Bill is running about a half-hour late, but he's real excited to meet you. Have you met Bil... [Read More]
Breaking Down the Flawed Yet Promising Debut Season of 'Silicon Valley'
by Erica Lies Silicon Valley’s fourth episode, “Fiduciary Duties,” ends with Richard and Erlich as they leave Peter Gregory’s office, where they spy an old photo of Gregory with Pied Piper rival, Hooli CEO Gavin Belson. In the image, they’re about the same age as Richar... [Read More]
The website from “Silicon Valley” exists in real life, get surfing
Just to add to the awesome that is the new HBO/Mike Judge series Silicon Valley, the network has launched www.piedpiper.com, a website based on the app from the series. The site features a fully detailed description of the app (which lies greatly in line with the show’s main character) as well... [Read More]
There's a Real Website for 'Silicon Valley's Pied Piper
by Bradford Evans HBO has launched PiedPiper.com, a website for the app from the show Silicon Valley, featuring a super wordy explanation of the technology ("we hope will make the world a better place through compression services across diversified market segments") and bios for the show's main char... [Read More]
More Julia Louis-Dreyfus! HBO’s Veep, Silicon Valley renewed for 2015
HBO’s Emmy Award-winning Veep and freshman comedy Silicon Valley have both been renewed for another season. HBO Programming president Michael Lombardo made the announcement today following a recent two-season renewal of Game of Thrones. The whacky vice-presidential comedy Veep starring Julia L... [Read More]
HBO Renews 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley'
by Bradford Evans HBO announced today that they've renewed their Sunday night comedies Veep and Silicon Valley for another season each. This will mark a fourth season for Veep and a second for Silicon Valley. This is an early renewal for both shows, meaning HBO has a lot of faith in them. Veep and S... [Read More]