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‘Barry,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ Renewed by HBO

Both sitcoms hail from Alec Berg

HBO has renewed “Barry” and “Silicon Valley.” What’s the through-line there? Both sitcoms hail from Alec Berg.

“While ‘Barry’ has delighted audiences with its deft interplay of comedy and drama, ‘Silicon Valley’ remains as brilliantly and frighteningly prescient as ever,” said Amy Gravitt, executive vice president of HBO Programming. “We’re thrilled that these two smart, funny shows are returning for another season.”

“Barry,” which just debuted on March 25, stars Bill Hader 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 job in L.A. Season 1 ends on May 13.

Berg and Hader created the show and executive produce it. “Barry” is also produced by Aida Rodgers and Emily Heller. Liz Sarnoff is a consulting producer.

Season 5 of “Silicon Valley” premiered the same night “Barry” started.

“Silicon Valley” was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. Judge, Berg, Clay Tarver, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally, Jim Kleverweis, and Jamie Babbit executive produce the comedy, Anthony King, Graham Wagner and Ron Weiner are co-executive producers. Consulting producers are Carrie Kemper, Carson Mell, Jonathan Dotan, Todd Silverstein and Josh Lieb.

Yeah, that’s a lot of producers.

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