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NatGeo Orders Docu-Comedy 'History of the World' from 'Silicon Valley' Creators

The National Geographic Channel is giving comedy a try. Variety reports that the network has added a new show from Silicon Valley creators and former King of the Hill showrunners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky called History of the World, which will "use sketch comedy, animation, puppetry, documentary and archival footage to explore weighty questions such as how the world came about, the evolution of man and the origins of spirituality, money, leisure time, sports, hygiene and entertainment." On the news, NatGeo exec Tim Pastore called the show "definitely outside of the box historically for National Geographic" then added: "Why not get a history lesson from the guys [...]

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 [...]