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Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Mike Judge Is Making a Show for HBO

HBO just picked up a new comedy pilot from King of the Hill and Office Space mastermind Mike Judge, Deadline reports. The show, titled Silicon Valley, is a live action single-camera series set in the tech industry in modern Silicon Valley. Judge created the show with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, two longtime King of the Hill writers with whom he created the short-lived ABC series The Goode Family. Judge, Altschuler, and Krinsky are also producing Silicon Valley, alongside Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin (No Country for Old Men, The Social Network). This is just the latest in a string of comedies from talented, high-profile creators HBO has ordered recently, following the network's decision to pick up Christopher Guest's Family Tree and Stephen Merchant's Hello Ladies to series. HBO is the perfect place for Mike Judge, who has had two of his movies, Office Space and Idiocracy, mistreated by their movie studios, only to find cult fame and critical acclaim years later. HBO always give a ton of control, patience, and respect to its creative types, so it's nice to see Mike Judge working for a company that doesn't abuse its talent for a change.

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