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'Silicon Valley's Skewering of the Tech Industry Feels Spot-On

A few weeks ago, South by Southwest offered an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mike Judge's new sitcom, Silicon Valley. It was shown as part of the festival's Episodic section, a new addition this year. Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, stated the decision came after seeing how well the premiere of Lena Dunham’s Girls did in 2012, and she viewed it as a way to broaden the festival’s offerings — and stay vital — at a time when TV is offering so much interesting work. Judging from the reaction of the 600-plus film and tech nerds piled into the Austin Convention Center's Vimeo Theater, SXSW was [...]

Fox Won't Air 'The Goodwin Games' Until Late Spring of Maybe Even Summer

The Fox network still has one new sitcom that hasn't debuted this season, The Goodwin Games, and according to Fox chairman Kevin Reilly, it won't be placed on the schedule anytime soon. Created by How I Met Your Mother's Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris, Goodwin Games follows three siblings (played by T.J. Miller, Becki Newton, and Scott Foley) fulfilling their father's last wishes in order to inherit his $20 million fortune. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said this of the fate of the show:

"I'm creatively very happy with what's happening in [our Tuesday comedy] block. But [...]

Fox Trims Episode Order for Midseason Sitcom 'The Goodwin Games'

Fox has just cut the episode order for its upcoming midseason comedy The Goodwin Games in half, TV Line reports. The network had originally asked for 13 episodes of the show, a sitcom about a trio of siblings competing to win their recently-deceased father's multi-million dollar inheritance, but sliced that number down to 7 today. Goodwin Games, Fox's only sitcom lined up for midseason, comes from the creators of How I Met Your Mother and stars Scott Foley, Becky Newton, and T.J. Miller, with up-and-coming stand-up Jerrod Carmichael recurring. According to TV Line's source, the cutback was made because Fox doesn't have enough space on the schedule, not [...]

Go See TJ Miller's Mash Up for Free in LA

Just in case today's guide to LA's comedy scene wasn't enough for you, here's a form to sign up for free tickets to Comedy Central's standup series Mash Up, hosted by TJ Miller. Comedians performing: Deon Cole, Nick Vatterott, Reggie Watts, Sean Flannery, Tom Segura, Chris D'Elia, Tig Notaro, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jonah Ray, Pete Holmes, Jon Dore, Jared Logan, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress and others. Pretty great! You might as well go, as life is fleeting and brief moments of joy that are delivered by free entertainment are rare indeed.

TJ Miller's Tweets Re: Dane Cook's Standup Set Last Night Are Fairly Upsetting

Yeesh. Apparently Dane Cook showed up to the Improv in LA last night and performed a pretty angry set. TJ Miller tweeted a lengthy response that continued this morning, noting that Cook talked about not paying for an abortion and "finding some whore to fuck to take out his anger at his ex girlfriend." (Ali Waller also tweeted about how glad she was to "hear the story about how he 'chainsaw-fucked' a 'disgusting whore's cunt.'") Guess Cook decided not to take a break from standup after all.

'The Goodwin Games' Might Benefit From the Time Limit

The Goodwin Games premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. eastern on Fox. Check your local cable box for confirmation. Or you can just watch the episode right now.

The Goodwin Games is a cute, fun show that has a 99.9 percent chance of not lasting beyond its seven episode order. Which is a good thing.

You probably know the names of Carter Bays and Craig Thomas – they are the creators and executive producers of How I Met Your Mother, a comedy that is about to continue to extend a cool, lofty premise even longer past the point of diminishing returns for a final, ninth season. Well, [...]

T.J. Miller One-Ups Eric Andre's Crazy 'Attack of the Show!' Appearance

Comedian Eric Andre had an out-of-control appearance on G4's recently-canceled series Attack of the Show! Wednesday, which resulted in him exposing himself and yelling about how the show was canceled so it didn't matter. Not to be outdone, yesterday's guest T.J. Miller also exposed himself and got physical with a Christmas tree. I guess Attack of the Show's last weeks on the air will just be filled with naked pandemonium.

The Lost Roles Interview with T.J. Miller

"Lost Roles" is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy, as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed T.J. Miller, star of She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield, Yogi Bear, and the upcoming Fox sitcom The Goodwin Games. Miller's inventive new show, the Comedy Central standup/video hybrid Mash Up, premiered earlier this week and airs Tuesday nights at 12:30am. Miller was nice enough to chat about some of the parts he’s missed out on, including the epic tale [...]

Riggle, Posehn, and Nanjiani Catapult To Hell and Back Beyond Great and Into Awesome

Only January and already there's a lock on R-Rated Stop-Motion Animated Comedy of the Year. To Hell and Back, starring TJ Miller and Nick Swardson, just added Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani to its cast, and their roles sound pretty perfect:

Riggle will voice a 20-year-old who is finally growing up. Posehn will play an aging heavy metal fan trapped in the 80s (naturally). And Nanjiani will play “Sal the Demon, an employee in hell.”

Thought experiment: if every viewing of this heavenly movie required you to spend one year in hell, how many times would you see it? More or less than five?

TJ Miller and Nick Swardson Are Going to Hell in an R-Rated Stop-Motion Comedy

Nick Swardson and TJ Miller have been cast in a stop-motion animated comedy from ShadowMachine, the company behind Robot Chicken and Moral Orel. Hell & Back, which starts shooting in January, is the story of "two best friends who must rescue their pal when he is accidentally dragged to hell." Sounds specific enough to be very risque and very entertaining!

T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch Cast in Mike Judge's New HBO Show

Comedians T.J. Miller and Thomas Middleditch have been cast in Mike Judge's new HBO show Silicon Valley, Deadline reports. The series is co-created by Judge and his King of the Hill/Goode Family cohorts John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and Judge will direct the pilot. If the show makes it to past the pilot stage and to air, it will be the first project Mike Judge has released since the Jason Bateman movie Extract in 2009 (which also starred T.J. Miller). Silicon Valley is a dark comedy "set in the high tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable [...]

Comedy Central Has New Albums from Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller Available Now

Comedy Central just released new albums from two very funny guys: Rob Delaney and T.J. Miller. Rob Delaney's Live at the Bowery Ballroom is the audio version of the hour special Delaney self-released earlier this year. T.J. Miller's Mash Up Audiofile is a companion album to his Comedy Central series Mash Up, featuring a 45 min. set from Miller with extra music/comedy mashups mixed in. Both are available for the low, low price of $9.99, which is pretty affordable.

10 Promising Pilots the Networks Didn’t Pick Up This Year

Every year, each of the major TV networks produces a couple dozen pilots for new shows before determining which ones to air that fall. Programming execs at all the big networks just this week picked which pilots to scrap and which ones to air this coming season, but they left some rather promising shows by the wayside. Collected below is info on 10 of the coolest-sounding comedies that ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox passed over. I haven’t seen the pilots for these shows; this list is just going off of their premises and the previous work of the cast and crew.

One last thing before we start, I want [...]

Dane Cook's Response to the Twitter Complaints About His Last Set

Here's what Dane Cook had to say after T.J. Miller and other comics publicized their non-enjoyment of his recent standup set on Twitter:

“I’m back in the stand up octagon after a year off. I’m deeply inspired by various artists I admire. Certainly my friend and one of the great ones Patrice O’Neal passing away has fortified my belief that we, as comedians, all need to share and explore our souls up there — and sometimes our perspective on the whimsical minutia — in order to grow as artists and people.”

“I’ve always felt that comedians can’t be critics,” Cook added, referencing the fact that so [...]