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HBO Renews 'Barry' & 'Silicon Valley'

Following the recent season premieres of both shows, HBO has renewed the comedy series Barry and Silicon Valley, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

“While BARRY has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, SILICON VALLEY remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever,” noted Gravitt. “We’re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.”

Created by Alec Berg and Bill Hader, Barry launched its eight-episode first season March 25.

Hader stars in the title role as a depressed, low-rent hitman from the Midwest who finds himself drawn into a community of acting students while on a hit job in LA. He wants to start a new life, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. Can he find a way to balance the two worlds?

A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated Silicon Valley returned for its eight-episode fifth season March 25.

The show takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

**Photo courtesy of Michele K. Short/HBO**

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