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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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!"
Jessica St. Clair, Lennon Parham
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