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Freaks and Geeks creator says goodbye to TV with The TV Set

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2007 4:42PM

ApatowJudd Apatow, who will forever be a hero to many TV viewers who loved the too short-lived NBC series Freaks and Geeks, is saying goodbye to television. But not before one final shot with the soon-to-be-released feature film The TV Set.

The movie stars David Duchovny as a series creator who butts heads with various studio executives (including Sigourney Weaver) who just don't get what he's trying to do with his TV show. And, yes, it's a version of what Apatow and The TV Set director Jake Kasdan went through when they worked on Freaks and Geeks.

The film gets into what creative people have to go through with execs to get things on the air the way they want and how the industry is changing. One part of the film has network execs changing the show's (about a man dealing with his brother's suicide) title from The Wexler Chronicles to Call Me Crazy!

Apatow doesn't really want to work in television anymore. He's working on several big screen projects though, including the comedies Knocked Up and Walk Hard. He also directed The 40 Year-Old Virgin. Pesonally I hope he comes back to TV, maybe on cable.

[via TV Tattle]

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VSJ

I agree, Showtime would be an excellent fit Judd and I'm literally pacing the floor just waiting for his new movie The TV Set - hurry up already Judd!

March 27 2007 at 11:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kyle Beasley

Come back to TV Judd Apatow. It's so lonely here without you.

(P.S. Don't tell my television but I love The 40-year Old Virgin and can't wait for Knocked Up)

http://kylebeabo.blogspot.com/

March 26 2007 at 11:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tv junkie

i loved Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks, and i think Apatow should be great on Showtime as well.

March 26 2007 at 8:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

Jon Turteltaub, executive producer of Jericho says, "If you want freedom, write a book."

It's so unfortunate when people that fund art are only concerned with the reward, but not with the work.

March 26 2007 at 5:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Yes, come back to Cable TV, you can do what you like with the show as long as you don't want more than 10 episodes a season.

I think he would be great on Showtime, they already have Weeds and I think he would fit in well.

March 26 2007 at 5:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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