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The TV Set (2006)

 -  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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Release Date:

28 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Call Me Crazy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$265,550 (USA) (13 July 2007)
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Sigourney Weaver's character was written as a man. It wasn't until late in pre-production that it was decided that the role of could actually be a woman instead. Still, no line was re-written for the gender change. Even the name Lenny was kept. See more »

Quotes

Richard McCallister: [Re scheduling] Why not "The Wexler Chronicles"?
Lenny: Against "Infidelity 101"? We'll get killed.
Richard McCallister: Well, we'll do better than we will with "Cheating Heart." You said so yourself, Lenny. "Sex will always beat disgusting foods. But in a fight between sex and sex, the sexier show will win," and they have the sexier show. Seems to me that the only way to counter them is to go with an actual scripted story with characters and... *stories* and things. If only for the 35-and-ups. At least we'll do some kind ...
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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 20/20 (1978) See more »

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Dreams
Performed by The Cranberries
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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