Silicon Valley TV review on HBO

HBO has extended the runs of comedies “Veep” and “Silicon Valley,” picking up both shows for a 2015 season.

“Silicon Valley,” from Mike Judge and partially inspired by his own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s, premiered April 6 with 1.98 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Its second of eight episodes in season 1, on April 13, drew 1.69 million, and last night’s episode attracted 1.6 million.

“Veep” opened its third season on April 6 with 955,000, and 868,000 watched its second episode a week later. Last night, it drew 775,000.

The premium cabler had previously renewed “Girls” for a fourth season, to air in 2015. Recent half-hour addition “Looking” has also been renewed, and is scheduled to begin production on its second season this fall.

Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” continues to funnel a big crowd into the comedies, with Sunday’s third episode of the season drawing 6.6 million viewers — just shy of its record-setting return (6.64 million).

 

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