Silicon Valley: Season 3 (2016)

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Silicon Valley's satirical take on the follies of the tech industry is sharper than ever in this very funny third season.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2016

The third season begins with Richard furious about being removed as CEO of Pied Piper, and Dinesh and Gilfoyle aren't sure what the future holds without him, but Erlich gets along just fine with the new boss. Meanwhile, at Hooli, Gavin tries a novel approach to damage control, and Big Head learns of important changes on the horizon.

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Air date: May 1, 2016

Dinesh and Gilfoyle are optimistic about the new Pied Piper, but Richard isn't so sure. Meanwhile, Jared and Erlich have habitation problems; and Gavin mulls a risky move.

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Air date: May 8, 2016

Richard looks for an alternative path to the chain of command; Gilfoyle deals with headhunters; Dinesh's recent purchase attracts unwanted attention.

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Air date: May 15, 2016

Erlich has new competition; the Pied Piper staff has a hard time giving less than their all; Monica stands her ground; Gavin reaches a decision about Nucleus.

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Air date: May 22, 2016

Richard's ego gets in the way during an interview; Erlich makes his pitch to Big Head; Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared lose track of some hardware.

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Air date: May 29, 2016

Richard's neuroses could ruin his new relationship; Big Head and Erlich's launch party goes awry; Dinesh is smitten with a foreign coworker.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2016

A beta version of Pied Piper gets an unexpected reception as Dinesh's lack of friends worries him, but Gilfoyle thinks he's stretching the truth. Meanwhile, Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism; a strapped Erlich mulls a big decision; and the Nucleus team tackles a difficult challenge from Gavin.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2016

Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper. Meanwhile, Jared's new company apparel turns heads but fuels yet another clash between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2016

Shocking stats are revealed and prompt Richard to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, but Jared must go to extremes to keep everything intact. Meanwhile, Gavin tries to recapture his former glory by bringing in new talent after discovering secrets about the competition.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2016

In the Season 3 finale, Pied Piper's future is hazy, but Erlich's industry profile begins to rise, creating a moral dilemma for Richard as Dinesh's new app starts to catch on. Meanwhile, Laurie makes plans for her exit; and Gavin's pompous personality haunts his comeback at Hooli.

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The third season of the comedy series starts soon after the ending of Season 2. When Richard (Thomas Middleditch) is demoted to chief technology officer, he butts heads with Pied Piper's new CEO Jack Barker (Stephen Tobolowsky), who has very different hopes and strategies for the company. The team, however, have faith in Richard and try to help him develop his ideas in secret. Hooli has its own problems: Belson (Matt Ross) manages to fire the entire Nucleus team, which leads to several technical issues with the product, due to nobody else knowing how to make it work. As both companies try to finally launch their final product, they also have to deal with corporate espionage, budget problems, corporate politics, takeovers, buyouts, petty disagreements and an unhealthy dose of bad luck.

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Critic Reviews for Silicon Valley Season 3

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (10)

Giving business the business is outrageous fun.

Apr 21, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Creator Mike Judge continues to construct characters so layered it's an exciting challenge to suss them out.

Apr 26, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Silicon Valley, much like Beavis & Butthead and Judge's other work, perfectly balances the stupid with the brilliant.

Apr 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Now, with season three... the comedy has become even more tightly written and dependably entertaining.

Apr 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The oddness of their newfound stability only helps make the show a gutsy look at how success requires failing again...and again...and again.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

You might be wondering how the show could have any targets left after two brilliant seasons. Oh, trust us -- we folk who encounter the tech world and its people on a regular basis -- they are only getting started over at Silicon Valley.

Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Audiences seem to enjoy Silicon Valley and with the way the show is going, I don't see that waning anytime soon.

Aug 12, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Silicon Valley is at its best when its utilizing visual and topical humor to its benefit. Luckily... many scenes that utilized both to solidify the jokes it wanted to tell.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The trick here will be the payoff, which is something Silicon Valley has been almost unreasonably good at so far.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a series that, for the third season in a row, finds power in juxtapositions, and crafts its satire easily by exposing the absurd in sharp relief to the ordinary.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

In spite of a few off storylines, Silicon Valley: Season 3 remained consistently entertaining throughout.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

For Silicon Valley, the circuitous, repetitive path to success is the one thing that makes us keep rooting for these guys.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Silicon Valley: Season 3

  • Apr 10, 2019
    Great season and clearly showcases the acting talent. The writers and creator showcase what I believe is the best season of the show.
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  • Jun 21, 2020
    Seru bang nontonnya.. ikutin aja
  • Oct 20, 2019
    Love it. Still on repeat
  • Oct 17, 2018
    It’s funnier than ever in its third season.
  • Aug 10, 2017
    Always gives me a good laugh! great show!
  • Jun 19, 2017
    Silicon Valley [Season 3], tells the story when Richard is demoted to chief technology officer, he butts heads with Pied Piper's new CEO Jack Barker, who has very different hopes and strategies for the company. The team, however, have faith in Richard and try to help him develop his ideas in secret. Hooli has its own problems: Belson manages to fire the entire Nucleus team, which leads to several technical issues with the product, due to nobody else knowing how to make it work. As both companies try to finally launch their final product, they also have to deal with corporate espionage, budget problems, corporate politics, takeovers, buyouts, petty disagreements and an unhealthy dose of bad luck. Overall, the third season of Silicon Valley cannot keep getting better and better. Mike Judge continues to create an exquisite character wheel that is so likable, and too, to the new ideas are very likable... I just love it!
  • May 11, 2017
    Silicon Valley: Season 3 Another thrilling season from our beloved tech gang
  • Apr 16, 2017
    The first and second seasons were great, but the third is already showing some strain. Time for these guys to get their damn act together and get funding, and go public, because the Two Broke Girls, er, Five Broke Guys premise only goes so far. I actually have my doubts I'll even bother with Season 4. Nothing sadder than to see a good show set up the ramp by the shark tank. Plus, while the Erlich character is a complex, evolving jackass, Richard is simply turning into a whiny pain in the ass.
  • Nov 29, 2016
    You cannot hate Gilfoyle and Danish anymore after this season!
  • Nov 20, 2016
    1 & 2 were awesome... 3 seems like they're turning into Lost.

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