• The TV Set (2007)

The TV Set

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

Keywords: Quest , Office , Wife , House , Witty , Deception , Rivalry , 2000s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Whether outsiders will find much to appreciate in The TV Set is another question because the film fails to provide the thematic resonance of similarly themed predecessors like the brilliant "Network." show more

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