Silicon Valley

One of the highlights of the Emmy’s is the Outstanding Comedy Series race. This year the nominees are

Outstanding Comedy Series – Channel it screens in NZ in brackets

The Big Bang Theory (TV2)

Louie (Comedy Central)

Modern Family (TV3)

Orange Is The New Black (screened on TV2)

Silicon Valley (Soho)

Veep (Soho)

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As is usually the case once a cable TV series starts, renewals are announced. The casts of Veep and Silicon Valley have discovered they’re still in employment after HBO announced that they’re renewing both comedies for their fourth and second seasons respectively.

Geo blocking is one of the banes of the internet.  When you read headlines like “HBO puts season premiere of Silicon Valley on YouTube, for Free” you immediately click the link.  Then, much to your frustration, you get the message that the uploader has not permitted you to view it because of where you live in the world.

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Here is the teaser for Silicon Valley, a dark half hour comedy set in the hotbed of tech start-ups which premieres on HBO in the US on April 6, the same day as the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones.