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December 7, 2012 1:22 PM
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HBO Greenlights a Pilot for Mike Judge Comedy 'Silicon Valley'

Mike Judge wrote and directed 'Office Space' Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Mike Judge, the director of "Office Space" and "Idiocracy" and the creator of "Beavis and Butt-head" and "King of the Hill," is one step closer to being back on the small screen. "Silicon Valley," a single-camera live-action comedy from Judge and fellow "King Of The Hill" executive producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, has been greenlit to pilot at HBO.

Deadline reports Judge will direct the pilot, which he co-wrote with Altschuler and Krinsky, and which will be set in the Northern California region of the title and will deal with how the tech boom has meant that "the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success." The pilot will be shot in the spring, and is being executive produced by Scott Rudin alongside Judge, Altschuler and Krinsky and 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally.

"King of the Hill," which was centered around a middle class family living in a small Texas town, ran for 13 seasons on Fox, though "The Goode Family," another animated Judge creation, only ran for one season an ABC in 2009.

Judge has a knack for workplace dynamics -- his 1999 cult favorite "Office Space" looks at the lives of miserable tech workers at software company Initech.

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4 Comments

  • dad | March 13, 2013 12:35 AMReply

    A group of developers trying to make a bunch of money. Sound familiar?

  • DJDiscophil | January 7, 2013 12:37 PMReply

    GREAT news I’m sure Mike Judge will know the 1st lesson of “Start-ups:Silicon Valley” , Lack of environmental authenticity. There is no foggy, hilly, Golden gate backdrops in the Valley. Silicon Valley Techies are more likely to be hangin’ out at ‘Frys’ Electronics in Sunnyvale than a hip San Francisco Eatery.
    Yes a small wave of new start-ups have located in SF but the vast majority of SV Techies still relate more to the suburbia of Metro San Jose’s, LA-like balmy weather, vast Flatlands of car loving peeps, criss-crossing freeways & expressways connecting the thousands of strip malls, Chain grills, Giant megamalls and dozens of quaint smalltown main streets (faux ones included, Santana Row) These are easier to mock anyways :) .

  • JIM | December 8, 2012 10:17 AMReply

    MIKE JUDGE AND HBO HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT STEAL MY WORK!!! YOU WILL BE SUED!!! YOU WILL PAY IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT!!!

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