Episodes: 11 (half-hour)
TV show dates: April 19, 2014 — January 17, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni, Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton, Maya Erskine, Madeline Zima, Tyson Ritter, Breeda Wool, Mark L. Young, and Ed Begley, Jr.
TV show description:
This Silicon Valley startup comedy follows four socially awkward underdogs as they try to hit the big time.
Convinced their algorithm is the next billion dollar idea, group leader and CEO Trey Barnett (Joe Dinicol) persuades his best friend, CTO and coding genius Avinash ‘Nash’ Dagavi (Karan Soni) to drop out of Stanford University and take their Social Dating app ‘BRB’ to the Mind Hub Communal Workspace.
Porn obsessed divorcee Security Engineer Hobbes (Jon Daily) is recruited to join the team. At 35 years old, he feels ‘like 95 in Valley years’.
Completing the group is misfit programmer Mitchell (Charlie Saxton). He has an unhealthy obsession with the beautiful Mikki (Maya Erksine).
In a world where investors are buying napkin sketches from high school dropouts, Trey has watched younger and less deserving ‘brogrammers’ taste the success he craves so much with their ‘one hit wonder apps’.
Trey decides to take matters into his own hands when he gatecrashes a party thrown by influential investor George ‘The Murch’ Murchison Jr. (Ed Begley Jr.). After 20 ignored emails, this is Trey’s chance to make his pitch in person.
Episode #11 — This Is It
Armed with insider information from Jordan, Trey must decide whether or not to sell BRB. He mends fences with Murch and seeks his advice after the rest of the team votes to take Casper’s deal.
First released: January 17, 2014.
What do you think? Do you like the Betas TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?