Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener
A group of intelligent but frustrated programmers tired of working for "the man" take a big gamble to try to make it on their own terms. This premise may sound familiar to any fan of Mike Judge's 1999 cult hit Office Space, but it is also the basis for his new HBO comedy series Silicon Valley (Sunday, 10/9c, HBO).
Beavis and Butthead
Ever imagine what Beavis and Butt-Head would look like in real life? Thanks to makeup effects artist Kevin Kirkpatrick, we now know.
Kirkpatrick created prosthetic models of MTV's recently revived animated anti-heroes, complete with Butt-Head's braces and Beavis' enormously creepy smile...
Adam Brody says his new animated series Good Vibes is the grungier version of his former hit show, The O.C.
"It has the rich side, but the very Venice Beach, graffiti side — and then with horny little surfers," he tells TVGuide.com.
Brody's Good Vibes character Woodie is the anti-Seth Cohen in personality — confident and thrill-seeking — but like the brotherly bond between Seth and Ryan on The O.C., Woodie befriends the new teen in town, Mondo (Josh Gad). The two become friends as Woodie shows Mondo the ropes around town while together they try to score girls (or even just a first kiss). "They're really a team on a quest for love and they're moderately successful. They inch towards the goal line [by the end of the season]," Brody says.
Worst Friends Forever
Heh-heh, you said development. Hot off the successful relaunch of Beavis and Butt-head, MTV is teaming again with executive producers Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky on another animated series.
The basic theme of tonight's eventful Grey's Anatomy fall finale (ABC, 9/8c) is: "You think you had a bad day?" The doctors of Seattle Grace have their hands and hearts full of trauma, with much of the chaos spinning around the emergency surgery involving Teddy's chronically ill but eternally chipper ...
ABC's Charlie's Angels redux didn't work, and NBC's new take on Wonder Woman never even made it to air. But just like the feature film world — where everything from Footloose to Conan the Barbarian has been recently updated — TV execs continue to mine the vaults in search of more classic titles to reboot.
Beavis and Butt-Head, Beavis
And the Halloween countdown continues ...
With a bona fide classic leading the way, as the patient and faithful Linus once again declares It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (ABC, 8/7c), as he's been doing ever since the Charles Schulz animated special premiered in 1966 (and yes, I was the target audience back then). As Lucy runs afoul ...
Beavis and Butt-Head
Ready for more Beavis and Butt-Head? MTV hopes so, as the cable network is re-launching the animated series from Mike Judge nearly two decades after its original debut. But will the show, which thrived in the '90s — when the M in MTV still stood for music — work today? Judge and MTV President Van Toffler, a self-described B and B fanatic, think so. Here's how they plan to bring the chuckling chuckleheads into the 21st century...