• The TV Set (2006)

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Release Date: April 6th, 2007

DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2007

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Mike Klein (David Duchovny), the creator of a TV pilot called "The Wexler Chronicles," learns the hard way about how televisions shows evolve from concept to reality. Though Mike's concept involves serious subject matter, a network executive (Sigourney Weaver) and her cohorts have other plans to lighten up and dumb-down the show to appeal to a broader audience.

Cast: David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, Ioan Gruffudd, Judy Greer, Fran Kranz, Lindsay Sloane, Justine Bateman, Lucy Davis

Director: Jake Kasdan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: The TV Set Holding Company

Ratings & Reviews

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  • In a way, The TV Set suffers from the same syndrome as the industry it's parodying: bland and compromised, it feels as if it's been fine-tuned and focus-grouped within an inch of its life. show more

  • You'll have major fun at this movie. But what makes it something special is the way Kasdan laces the laughs with a sting. show more

  • Smart, funny and authentically terrifying. It's a comedy that explains how network television succeeds in being so horribly awful.

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