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Mike Judge and Alec Berg talk with Kim Masters about making Silicon Valley and handling the sudden death of a key actor in the series. Plus, how Mike Judge focus-group tested Beavis and Butt-head and why he’ll never do a broadcast television series again.

Hollywood News Banter 6 MIN, 52 SEC

Kim Masters and John Horn banter about top entertainment news stories of the week.

- NBC makes huge deal for Olympics.
- The state of the broadcast networks pre-Upfronts.
- Neilson study on cable bundling and how few channels people actually watch.
- The real-life Bernie is released from prison to live in Richard Linklater’s garage.

More:
Bernie Has Been Released From Prison and He'll Live in Richard Linklater's Garage Apartment
Cable forces more channels down unwilling viewers’ throats
NBC will never stop airing the Olympics: Deal through 2032
Upfronts Pregame: Fox Tries to Find Its Way Back

Mike Judge & Alec Berg on Making 'Silicon Valley' 21 MIN, 7 SEC

Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-head, King of the Hill, Office Space) returns to TV with his first live-action series, HBO’S Silicon Valley. He and collaborator Alec Berg (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) talk with Kim Masters about reshooting the pilot and why there aren’t a lot of female characters of substance on the show. Plus, the discuss the tragic loss of actor Christopher Evan Welch who played the Peter Gregory character. He died of a long bout with cancer in December.

 

 

Silicon Valley

SILICON VALLEY (from left to right): Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Alec Berg, Mike Judge, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani.

Photo Credit:  Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

Guests:
Mike Judge, writer, producer, director (@MikeJudge)
Alec Berg, writer, producer, director (@realalecberg)

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