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HBO Greenlights Pilot for Mike Judge's Live-Action Comedy 'Silicon Valley' -- I Believe You Have My iStapler

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 6, 2012 at 2:55PM

Mike Judge, of "King of the Hill," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Office Space" fame, will dabble into live-action TV with scripted, single-camera comedy "Silicon Valley." HBO has greenlit the pilot.
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Mike Judge
Mike Judge

Mike Judge, of "King of the Hill," "Beavis and Butthead" and "Office Space" fame, will dabble into live-action TV with scripted, single-camera comedy "Silicon Valley." HBO has greenlit the pilot.

Judge will team with Scott Rudin, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky as executive producers.

The title references the venture capital-heavy, high-tech culture of Silicon Valley, described by Judge as a place where "the most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success." Cinema Blend predicts the show will have a workplace angle, which makes sense given Judge's experience with cubicle shenanigans in "Office Space."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.