HBO Silicon Valley

HBO subscriptions are expensive, and not all of us have Facebook or Google money. But as long as you’ve got an Internet connection, you can check out the full first episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley for free.

Created by Mike Judge, the half-hour comedy centers around a group of Bay Area techies who want to hit the big time — and then, somewhat unexpectedly, actually do so. Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, and Josh Brener star. HBO has now put the entire premiere episode online, and you can watch it after the jump.

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Silicon Valley

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: HBO has released a new full length trailer for Mike Judge’s new series Silicon Valley alongside a behind the scenes featurette. I have included both of those videos after the jump.

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SNL - Bill Hader as Stefon

Zombieland dies a second death as Amazon decides to pass on the series. Also after the jump:

  • SNL loses Bill Hader, retains Seth Meyers
  • Downton Abbey gets parodied by Diddy and The Simpsons; sets a U.S. premiere date
  • HIMYM‘s entire ninth season will take place over one weekend
  • Is NBC’s Hannibal headed to cable television?
  • USA is still flirting with Happy Endings
  • HBO picks up Mike Judge‘s new show and a “gay Girls
  • Netflix encourages you to “insert Tobias anywhere”
  • CBS has another new trailer for Under the Dome
  • The CW shows off its new 2013-2014 series

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Today’s TV bits is stuffed to the brim with new project announcements, casting notices, trailers, and much more. After the jump:

  • Mike Judge and Scott Rudin team for Silicon Valley at HBO
  • FX is adapting J. Michael Feldman‘s show Fairy Tale Theater
  • Goonies co-stars Sean Astin and Corey Feldman reunite on TMNT
  • The Newsroom casts someone to play a Romney campaign staffer
  • Sean Bean replaces Brendan Fraser in TNT’s spy drama Legends
  • The CW gives freshman drama series Cult a February premiere date
  • Jon Hamm and John Slattery direct more episodes of Mad Men
  • Is Doctor Who uniting all 11 Doctors for an anniversary special?
  • How would you like to create a title sequence for A&E’s Bates Motel?
  • Read an in-depth oral history of beloved cult classic Freaks & Geeks
  • Hannah fails to get a job in a deleted scene from Season 1 of Girls
  • Laura Dern has big plans in the Enlightened Season 2 teaser
  • See a teaser for the Beyonce-directed documentary about Beyonce
  • Check out a production video from the Game of Thrones set
  • Showtime offers up a teaser for season 6 of Californication

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This special edition of TV Bits looks to the future, with several bits of info about new projects in development. After the jump:

  • Kelsey Grammer produces a Freakonomics-inspired drama for NBC
  • Warren Ellis‘ crime novel Gun Machine is being adapted for TV by Fox
  • Fox is developing a television adaptation of Danny Boyle‘s The Beach
  • The CW is prepping its own contemporary take on Sleepy Hollow
  • FX picks up The Americans, a Cold War drama starring Keri Russell
  • Luther creator Neil Cross and the BBC consider an Alice-centric spinoff
  • Terry Crews‘ Camacho could feature in a web-based Idiocracy spinoff

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The fact that The Walking Dead is coming back next week is, without a doubt, exciting. It’s not as exciting, though, when you realize that means this Sunday is the fourth season finale of Breaking Bad.

Just when you thought AMC’s award-winning show couldn’t get any better, show runner Vince Gilligan delivers a season that has pretty much seen our two main characters, Walt and Jesse, almost on totally different shows, each going through their own personal hell as things slowly spiral out of control. Star Bryan Cranston was on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast Thursday and dropped some insane teases about Sunday’s finale plus, Hitfix got their hands on the first minute of the episode. We’ve got all of that after the break.

But if millionaire meth magicians with their lives on the line isn’t your thing, you should still click below the jump. That’s where you can see a hilarious trailer for the return of everyone’s favorite MTV cartoon Beavis and Butthead from the mind of Mike Judge. Read More »

VOTD: ‘Office Space’ The Musical

Once you think about it, the idea of Mike Judge’s comedy Office Space reimagined as a musical really isn’t that off base. The film is filled with awesome musical interludes that could easily transformed into big production numbers. There’s Michael Bolton rapping in his car, the “Damn, It Feels Good To Be a Gangster” montage, the celebratory dance party back at Peter’s and of course “Take This Job and Shove It.” Then there a slew of characters whose delivery or catch phrases are begging, and probably have been, remixed all to hell. Lumburgh’s “Yeaaah,” Drew’s “Oh Face,” or the “Just a moment” receptionist all come to mind. But then there’s Milton. Sweet, lovable, oh so violent Milton. How would he fit into an Office Space Musical? Well, throw on some flair and don’t get a case of the Monday’s because we’re gonna have to ask you to find out after the break. Read More »

Beavis and Butt-head

In July it was revealed that Mike Judge‘s Beavis and Butt-head would be returning to MTV after a thirteen year absence. And we’ve heard rumblings of a big screen return for years now, most recently as a possible live-action adaptation (ick). I am happy to report that Beavis and Butt-head will be returning to the big screen, in 3D. Details after the jump.

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