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‘Freaks and Geeks’ Reunion? Martin Starr Says ‘Definitely No Way in Hell’ (Video)

Look at all the beloved shows of old making a comeback. “Arrested Development” is back. “Murphy Brown” is back. The “Parks and Recreation” cast is all game. And hey, “Roseanne” was exciting while it lasted. But what about a “Freaks and Geeks” reunion, that short-lived pinnacle of ’90s cult, teen comedy that launched the careers of so many? Surely that deserves one!

According to “Silicon Valley’s” Martin Starr, who played freshman dork Bill Haverchuk on the show, you shouldn’t get your hopes up.

“Definitely not. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry,” Starr said at TheWrap’s Emmys panel on Wednesday. “I’m going to break this to you the only way I know how. Definitely no way in hell.”

Also Read: Judd Apatow on 'Freaks and Geeks' Revival: 'It Could Happen'

But why? It’s like you cut us off mid-funk! Starr says aside from all the scheduling issues,
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Cultureshock: New A&E Docuseries Explores Modern Cultural Events

Are you a big pop culture fan? Recently, A&E announced their new TV show Cultureshock will debut in June.The docuseries "takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society." Season one will cover Michael Jackson's final days, The Osbournes TV show, Freaks and Geeks, reality television, and Chris Rock's Bring the Pain comedy special.Read More…
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New ‘A Simple Favor’ Teaser Further Reveals Paul Feig’s Crimson Thriller

Lionsgate has released a new teaser trailer for Bridesmaids and Spy filmmaker Paul Feig’s dramatic thriller A Simple Favor. The film marks a change of pace for Feig, who cut his teeth in the realm of comedy as the co-creator of Freaks and Geeks and who went on to direct not only memorable episodes of TV shows like The Office, but star-studded feature films like the Ghostbusters redo. With A Simple Favor, he’s directing an adaptation of Darcey Bell’s novel of the same name and traversing whodunit territory with a very straight face. The story …
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‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Homeland’ director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals ‘what keeps us up at night’ when she talks to U.S. intelligence community [Exclusive Video Interview]
How is “Homeland” able to keep its finger on the pulse of current events? Director Lesli Linka Glatter reveals that before cameras start rolling each season the creative team takes a week-long trip to Washington D.C. to meet with leaders in the intelligence community. “That’s a very sobering experience for all sorts of reasons,” she says. And that’s precisely what they’re after: creators Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon lead with the question, “What keeps you up at night?” And the unsettling stories flow from there. Watch our exclusive video interview with Glatter above.

See Benedict Cumberbatch spills secrets of ‘Patrick Melrose’ at Showtimes’ world premiere [Exclusive Video Interview]

A TV vet with an endless list of credits — including “The West Wing,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Freaks and Geeks,” and “ER” — Glatter joined the Emmy-winning Showtime espionage series in its second season and became the producing director in season three. “It’s
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You Completely Forgot Rashida Jones was in “Freaks and Geeks”

Given that she’s appeared in other shows as a rather nice person it’s hard to equate Rashida Jones with the image of Karen Scarfoli in the show Freaks and Geeks. Obviously a few famous faces showed up during the show but this was one that was kind of a surprise later on when people came to realize that the angry and ambivalent Karen was the same angelic person that went on to star in The Office and Parks and Recreation. To see someone turn from a heel to a good person on TV is kind of backwards in a way

You Completely Forgot Rashida Jones was in “Freaks and Geeks
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Busy Philipps Is Getting a Late-Night Talk Show: "The Good News Is I Love to Talk"

Busy Philipps is joining the ranks of other female late-night hosts. According to The Cut, the 38-year-old actress has landed a late-night talk show on E!, which will begin filming in Los Angeles this Summer. The working title is reportedly - wait for it - Busy Tonight.

Philipps confirmed the news on Instagram before recording a few elated Stories. "Guys, do you know that saying that the only things worth doing are the things that scare you the most?" she said. "Ignore the bags under my eyes; I'll get them fixed when I'm a big talk show host. Anyways, I'm super excited about this. I can't even. It's gonna be dope! Let's just have a late-night talk show, guys. Let's just hang out and talk about stuff. The good news is I love to talk."

After getting her start on Freaks and Geeks, Philipps has also appeared in Dawson's Creek,
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Busy Philipps Late-Night Show Among Six New E! Series

Busy Philipps Late-Night Show Among Six New E! Series
E! is betting on Busy Philipps.

The cable channel has ordered a new late-night program starring Philipps, the actress best known for her roles on “Freaks and Geeks,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Cougar Town.” Under the working title “Busy Tonight,” the show will feature commentary, interviews, and segments that go behind Philipps’ most popular Instagram stories. Executive producers for the show are Philipps, Julie Darmody and Eric Gurian for Little Stranger.

E! is also giving a greenlight to five other programs: “Ashlee and Evan,” a reality program starring singer Ashlee Simpson-Ross and her husband actor and artist Evan Ross; a
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Busy Philipps to Host Late-Night Show as E! Greenlights Six New Series

Busy Philipps to Host Late-Night Show as E! Greenlights Six New Series
E! is returning to the late-night space with Busy Philipps.

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is teaming with the actress and social media favorite for a late-night talk show hosted by Philipps and called Busy Tonight. The late-night talk show was part of a slate that also included a five other new series pickups and three more in development.

Production on Busy Tonight will begin in the summer in Los Angeles, with the Freaks and Geeks and Cougar Town grad also exec producing the series alongside Julie Darmody and Eric Gurian. The series will feature what E! says is comedic commentary, interviews and...
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‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ Is One of the Most Essential Comedies of the 21st Century

The comedy genre was forever changed in the early 2000s, and much of it was due to Judd Apatow. The Freaks and Geeks executive producer made his feature directorial debut with 2005’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which was warmly received by both critics and audiences but also marked a significant change of pace for the comedy genre as a whole. Instead of high-concept antics or heavy starpower, Apatow populated his film with a bounty of young talent, let improvisation lead many of the scenes, and concocted a deadly mixture of R-rated raunch and James L. Brooks-…
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Look Who’s Talking at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival

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2018 Tribeca Film Festival – Look Who’s Talking Now!

Last year’s Tribeca Film Festival Tribeca Talks series saw the unlikely on stage pairing of Robert Rodriguez and Barbra Streisand to discuss the latter’s career. Rodriguez revealed that in his household growing up Streisand was already revered as a singer and actress, but when she became a filmmaker it inspired a young Robert to take up a camera himself.

The 2018 line-up doesn’t have any pairings quite as surprising, but there are still some exciting names to see alongside each other such as Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee who’ll discuss their movie passions, while Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and all round legend Robert De Niro will interview Bradley Cooper about his career as actor, producer and director. Other names taking to the Tribeca Talks stage this year include Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Nancy Meyers, John Legend, Edward Burns, Jamie Foxx,
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In News That, Well, Sucks: Everything Sucks! Canceled by Netflix After 1 Season

One of the most promising original TV series to come out of Netflix lately was Everything Sucks!, which was certainly not a description of the show itself. It definitely does not suck. In fact, in what is kind of a metaphor for navigating high school, which is what the show is about, the first season starts out a little awkward and unsure and blossoms into something really beautiful by the last episode.

By season's end, almost every character is in a really lovely place, while at the same time being in a bit of limbo (whether they know it or not). Kate (played by Peyton Kennedy in what is a beautiful heartbreaking performance) has finally had her first kiss with a girl while she explores her sexuality ("Best night ever!" she exclaims), but she hasn't told her dad yet, and she's obviously very nervous about opening up to him about being gay.
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‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)

‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos)
At the end of “The Sandlot,” the narrator explains how each of the kids ended up as each one fades from the screen. Some moved away, Benny the Jet made it to the big leagues, and Squints married Wendy Peffercorn. Earlier, TheWrap explored why some movies will be remembered but “The Sandlot” will never die. But 25 years later, we’ll explore where the film’s actors actually ended up.

Tom Guiry – Scotty Smalls

After making his film debut with “The Sandlot,” Tom Guiry continued to pursue acting and landed roles in “Mystic River,” “The Revenant” and “Black Hawk Down.” He most recently starred in “Wonder Wheel” and “Sollers Point.”

Mike Vitar – Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez

Mike Vitar continued his reputation as a sporty, teen heartthrob by appearing in both “Mighty Ducks” sequels “D2” and “D3.” His last acting role was in 1997 for a show called “Chicago Hope,” at which point he retired and became a firefighter. But in 2015, Vitar was charged with assault and reached a plea deal to avoid time behind bars in 2017.

Chauncey Leopardi – Squints

Leopardi spoke with TheWrap and says he’s keeping busy with a family and some businesses, as well as appearing at events for “The Sandlot” whenever he can. As an actor he’s also starred in “Freaks and Geeks,” “Gilmore Girls” and most recently “Coldwater” in 2013.

Patrick Renna – Ham

Originally from Boston, Patrick Renna still acts. Outside of “The Sandlot,” he had a memorable leading role in “The Big Green” while still young. More recently, he starred in episodes of “Boston Legal,” “Judging Amy” and 2016’s “Fear, Inc.”

Marty York – Yeah-Yeah

In addition to seriously bulking up, Marty York appeared in episodes of “Boy Meets World” and “The Eric Andre Show.”

Brandon Quintin Adams – Kenny DeNunez

Brandon Quintin Adams, also just Brandon Adams, had small roles in other ’90s hits “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Sister-Sister” and “Moesha.” He also did a voice for “Kingdom Hearts 2” and has recorded music as a rapper under the name B. Lee.

Grant Gelt – Bertram Grover Weeks

Grant Gelt had a few acting roles after “The Sandlot,” including “Boy Meets World” and “Hey Arnold!,” but he now works as a music manager.

Victor Dimattia – Timmy Timmons

Victor Dimattia went on two direct two short films and appeared in the 2018 indie “Get Married Or Die.”

Shane Obedzinski – Tommy “Repeat” Timmons

Unlike his onscreen counterpart, Shane Obedzinski didn’t directly follow in the footsteps of his onscreen brother. After leaving acting, he opened a pizza shop in Florida, but was glad to join in for the 20th anniversary festivities.

Marley Shelton – Wendy Peffercorn

Marley Shelton, who played the lifeguard all the boys are gaga over in “The Sandlot” Wendy Peffercorn, has starred in “Sin City,” “Planet Terror,” “Never Been Kissed,” “Death Proof,” “Scream 4” and more. She currently stars on the series “Rise” and will next be seen in Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.”

Denis Leary – Bill, Scott’s Stepdad

Taking a role as a fairly straight-laced, if imposing stepdad was a departure for the firebrand comedian back in 1993, but he would eventually move into far more dramatic roles on “Rescue Me” and more. And thankfully, he’s still a fan of “The Sandlot.”

Karen Allen – Scott’s Mom

Following “The Sandlot,” Karen Allen would reprise her more famous role as Marion in “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.” She most recently starred in “Year by the Sea” in 2016.

James Earl Jones – Mr. Mertle

It’s like he never really left!

Read original story ‘The Sandlot’ Turns 25: From Smalls to Squints, Where Are They Now? (Photos) At TheWrap
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Tribeca Unveils 2018 TV Lineup With ‘Westworld,’ ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ and New ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Doc — Watch

Last year, Tribeca was one of the first places to bring “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the TV world. Time will tell what the biggest story out of the 2018 festival will be, but there’s plenty to look forward to.

Tribeca unveiled a mammoth 2018 TV program, covering established series with network homes, all the way to pilots that have yet to be distributed. Some of the for-sure big stops in this year’s Tribeca guide: a screening of the “Westworld” Season 2 premiere, the first look at the upcoming Pablo Picasso season of “Genius,” and the debut North American look at Amazon’s TV adaptation of “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” starring Natalie Dormer.

Also in the mix out in New York next month? Surprise new episodes of “The Staircase,” the legendary French godfather of true crime TV. Netflix will also make their presence felt with a preview of their new Bobby
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Critics Pick the Standout Song Moments on TV – IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best use of a song on a TV show?**

**Non-theme songs preferred. “Best” is loosely defined: Most memorable? Most moving? Cleverest? Most unexpected? etc.

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

I’m glad that last week I gave a short, simple and singular answer, because there’s absolutely no way to do this one without moving into a laundry list, starting with “The Oc” and “Hide & Seek,” a sequence so seminal in its moment that it earned an “SNL” parody. Then you have to pick something from “The Americans,” a show that has mastered the art of building scenes around iconic ’80s hits,
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Great Uses of Songs on TV: Lady by Styx on “Freaks and Geeks”

Lady by Styx is used as a touching ode to Lindsay from Nick on Freaks and Geeks, and it’s kind of corny really since you get this feeling that Lindsay really doesn’t know how to react. It’s obvious that Nick is trying to be different, to be a little more tender and sensitive, but Lindsay just looks a little creeped out, and for good reason since most guys at that age would probably say “yes” if she asked them if they wanted to make out. But obviously Nick is wanting something deeper, something more meaningful, but is going about it

Great Uses of Songs on TV: Lady by Styx on “Freaks and Geeks
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Game Night review – sibling rivalry takes a dark turn

Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman star in a witty comedy about couple dynamics that turns into a game of dangerous one-upmanship

Directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (who played Sam, Lindsay Weir’s nerdy little brother in Judd Apatow’s small-but-perfectly-formed TV series Freaks and Geeks), this surprisingly zingy, throwback studio comedy is witty and observant on the dynamics between couples. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are Annie and Max, a competitive, board games-obsessed couple who are struggling to conceive. It’s a blow to Max’s ego when his sexy, wealthy older brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) zips into town in a flashy red corvette to attend their weekly game night and even worse when he decides to throw his own murder mystery party in an act of smug one-upmanship. (“Sibling rivalry can be very powerful,” deadpans the couple’s fertility doctor.)

At the party, the teammates are
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Lionsgate Television Group, Paul Feig strike first-look deal

Feig currently in post on Lionsgate feature A Simple Favor.

Lionsgate Television Group has signed multi-hyphenate Paul Feig and his producing partner Jessie Henderson to a first-look deal covering scripted and unscripted series and formats.

Feig, best known in the TV world as creator of Freaks And Geeks and director and co-executive producer of the Us version of The Office, will work on projects through his Feigco Entertainment banner and join a creative roster at Lionsgate Television that already includes Kevin Hart, Jenji Kohan, Courtney Kemp, Matt Kunitz, Jeff Apploff, K P Anderson, Joel Silver and John Goldwyn.

After working
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Lionsgate TV Sets First-Look Deal With Paul Feig

Lionsgate on Thursday unveiled a first-look deal with Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig and his producing partner, Jessie Henderson, to co-produce scripted and unscripted series and formats for the Lionsgate Television Group.

Feig, who also directed Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters, will work through his Feigco Entertainment banner, it was announced by Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. As it ramps up its unscripted TV slate, Lionsgate is already working with Feig on the unscripted Netflix half-hour comedy series The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale, which Feig executive produces alongside McHale, K.P. Anderson, and Henderson.

"Paul Feig is one of...
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7 TV Shows That Deserve a Revival

Who could give me an exact number of TV shows that were released or still releasing, let’s say, during the last 5 years? The only thing I know is that no one can spit the number without thorough and prolonged research. And to be fair, all kinds of projects came to life. You can always run into something bad while surfing channels at home and have a great laugh about it.

But let’s turn to something it would be much easier to recollect. In a diverse ocean of TV shows that were made so far, I’m pretty sure there were some that made a stronger impact on you than the others managed to do. Maybe it’s because a certain TV show brings happy memories, maybe it’s because of the tremendous fun we had watching it, or maybe a TV show carried some badass story with badass
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Freeform orders Girls Code pilot from Paul Feig

Ghostbusters director Paul Feig is set to get back behind the camera to direct Girls Code, a new female-led comedy which has received a pilot order from Freeform.

The potential series has been penned by Kim Rosenstock (New Girl), and follows “the partnership between a brazen, self-centered tech CEO and a community-building social entrepreneur who must overcome their many issues with each other in order to co-run a groundbreaking, all-female tech incubator.”

Feig does have plenty of small screen experience, having created Freaks and Geeks and directed episodes of the likes of Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Weeds, Parks and Recreation, Nurse Jackie, The Office and most recently The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. He is also in post-production on his next film Starter, which stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick.

Via Variety

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