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TV News Wrap Up: HBO Picks Up 'The Gorburger Show' Pilot, 'AHS: Hotel' Casting & More

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This Week in TV:

HBO orders a pilot for The Gorburger Show, originally a web comedy talk show from T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley) and Funny Or Die; New Girl star Max Greenfield joins the cast of American Horror Story: Hotel; upcoming Netflix music drama The Get Down casts Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) in a key role; Hulu renews original comedy Deadbeat for season 3; The Daily Show's Jon Stewart reveals he's been running a program to help military veterans enter the television industry; and Battle Creek comes to an end with ratings matching its lowest of the series.

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HBO has placed a pilot order for The Gorburger Show, a bizarre web comedy sketch/talk show from Silicon Valley star and comedian T.J. Miller. See the madness for yourself via the clip below.

The show - which has spent two seasons with Funny or Die on the web before coming to HBO as a half-hour pilot - stars Miller as the voice and puppeteer behind Gorburger, a giant blue alien who takes over a Japanese morning show and turns it into a talk show, with the goal to better understand humanity by interviewing celebrities and musicians.

Miller will also co-write and co-executive produce, alongside the original creators of the show, Josh Martin and Ryan McNeely (The Director Brothers). The pilot will feature Moby, Ed Helms (The Office), and Jackass' Johnny Knoxville as its first guests, along with Danny Brown, Health and Eagles of Death Metal as musical guests.

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While the premise and its humor will certainly not be for everyone, the show's popularity online and HBO's backing give it a chance to find a niche audience as a half-hour series.

We'll pass along more details on HBO's The Gorburger Show as they come in.

Source: TV Line

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American Horror Story: Hotel added New Girl star Max Greenfield to its ensemble cast.

As he has with virtually every casting announcement for the anthology series' upcoming fifth season, creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter to share the news, offering this cryptic tease for Greenfield's character:

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