‘Jessica Jones’ & ‘Barry’ Renewed, Phoebe Waller-Bridge Scores A New HBO Pilot

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It’s TV renewal time. And man, that was fast. HBO‘s “Barry,” starring Bill Hader as a melancholy hitman turned actor, has been renewed for a second season after only two episodes have aired. The cable channel must love what they see. Created by Alec Berg and Hader, “Barry” launched its eight-episode first season March 25. Hader stars 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 hit job in L.A. He wants to start a new life, but his criminal past won’t let him walk away. The show also stars Stephen Root, Henry Winkler and Sarah Goldberg.

HBO has also renewed their comedy series “Silicon Valley” for a sixth season. A collaboration between Mike Judge and the aforementioned Berg, the Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated “Silicon Valley” returned for its eight-episode fifth season March 25. The show continues to take a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are...
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