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Weekend TV: Silicon Valley finale, Halt and Catch Fire Premiere

Silicon Valley

Computer geeks rule this Sunday, as HBO's hilarious Silicon Valley wraps its first season on a triumphant high, while in the very same time period (10/9c), AMC launches the intriguing new drama Halt and Catch Fire, flashing back 30 years to the early days of the 1980s PC revolution. The best bet, as it has been throughout its eight-episode freshman run, is Silicon Valley, introducing an ensemble of such endearing quirkiness that even a decidedly low-tech soul such as myself hangs on every word as timid visionary Richard (Thomas Middleditch, a marvel of quaking anxiety) prepares to unleash the fruits of his "compression algorithm" through an upstart company named Pied Piper.

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Watch My Show: Playing House's Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair Answer Our Showrunner Survey

Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair

Not only are they best friends in real life, but Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair keep playing them on TV. The comedy duo, last seen on NBC's Best Friends Forever, are back once again playing BFFs, but this time on USA's new sitcom Playing House (Tuesdays at 10/9c). Parham stars as Maggie Caruso, who decides to raise her baby alone after catching her cheating husband in an online affair. St. Clair is her best pal Emma Crawford, who gives up her career to help Maggie raise the baby. Parham and St. Clair, who are also executive producers on the show, filled out our TV Guide Magazine showrunner survey to explain why Playing House is worth an appraisal.

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Tuesday TV: Playing House, the Fabulous Fargo

Jessica St. Claire, Lennon Parham

If at first you don't succeed, try cable. Which helps explain the déjà vu feeling that accompanies USA Network's new-but-kinda-familiar Playing House (Tuesday, 10/9c), starring and executive produced by real-life BFFs and partners-in-comedy Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, who performed similar duties for the blink-and-you-missed-it NBC sitcom dud Best Friends Forever, which aired for several weeks two midseasons ago.

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Friends Forever: Second Time's the Charm for Playing House's Stars

Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are either very committed to their craft or they have impeccable timing.

In the summer of 2012, the duo started brainstorming ideas for a new TV show when St. Clair pitched a story about them raising a baby together. "She was like, 'This is insane, right?' And I was like, 'Actually, I kind of love it,'" Parham tells TVGuide.com. "That's definitely a ... read more

Weekend TV: Silicon Valley, Thrones and Veep on HBO; AMCs' Turn

Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener

In what amounts to a "eureka" moment for the dweeby hero of HBO's Silicon Valley (Sunday, 10/9c), Mike Judge's stingingly funny send-up of the tech-boom culture, accidental entrepreneur Richard (Thomas Middleditch) acknowledges midway through the fourth episode, "That's what I don't have: game!"

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USA Set April Premiere for New Comedy Playing House

Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham

Playing House is officially moving onto USA's schedule in April.

The comedy, starring and executive-produced by Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham (Best Friends Forever), will ... read more

Exclusive: Chuck Alum Ryan McPartlin Locks in Guest Spot on USA's Playing House

Ryan McPartlin

Playing House has just landed an awesome guest star.

Ryan McPartlin, best known for playing Captain Awesome on Chuck, will appear on... read more

Exclusive First Look at USA's New Comedy Playing House: It's Just Like ... Ice Cream?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ... USA's new comedy Playing House?

In the new half-hour comedy created by and starring Best Friends Forever's Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham, a... read more

The Good Wife: Stockard Channing, Dreama Walker Returning, Office Alum to Visit

Stockard Channing

The Good Wife is in store for some motherly advice when the CBS legal drama returns this fall — whether she likes it or not!

Stockard Channing is set to reprise her role as Alicia's mother, Veronica, in the... read more

HBO Orders Mike Judge Comedy

Mike Judge

HBO has picked up a new single-camera dark comedy from King of the Hill's Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, Deadline reports.

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