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The TV Set (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 April 2006 (USA)
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The story of a TV pilot as it goes through the Network TV process of casting, production and finally airing.

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Storyline

A television network is making a pilot of Mike's quirky comedy based on the aftermath of his brother's suicide. As the network suits ask for change after change, and as Mike struggles with compromise, there are strains on families, execs who show rushes to their children, leads who feel each other out, and assistants who put a smile on everything. Can an honest show get made in the world of reality TV chasing an audience of teen-aged boys? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A place where dreams are canceled

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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28 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Call Me Crazy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,531 (USA) (6 April 2007)

Gross:

$265,550 (USA) (13 July 2007)
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In this movie, Sigourney Weaver plays a television network president. Weaver's father, Sylvester L. Weaver Jr., was for many years president of NBC; the writer and director of The TV Set (2006), Jake Kasdan, was a producer and writer on Freaks and Geeks (1999), which aired on NBC (albeit many years after Pat Weaver's retirement). See more »

Quotes

Mike: If I don't worry about the content in my show, then I'm part of the problem. I'm making the world more mediocre!
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Alice: I am going to rent "The Taxi Driver", okay?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits an elimination round from the fictional reality show "Slut Wars" plays, featuring Seth Green as the host. See more »

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References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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Written and Performed by Stanley Turrentine
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Much too short, much too simple
26 April 2008 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

I really liked the idea for this movie, cast was great (especially David Duchovny and Judy Greer), but when I was expecting the plot to move in the most interesting parts of the TV series production suddenly the end titles showed up...

"The TV Set" is really good project, but unfortunately the creators have only highlighted the process and left a lot of comic potential untouched. I know there is the rule "always leave them hungry", but in this one they've left me starving :)

But above all this it worth watching movie, especially if you want to find out how your favorite TV series were created.


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