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Writer/director Jake Kasdan's showbiz comedy The TV Set stars David Duchovny as Mike Klein, a television producer who in the beginning of the film successfully sells a network on a story idea. The film follows Klein as he must actually put the show together, navigate the corporate minefield of the network, and figure out what aspects of his show he is willing to compromise. Sigourney Weaver plays the demanding president of the network, Justine Bateman plays Klein's wife, and Judy Greer plays his manager. The TV Set had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Perry… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The TV Set is a little wonder of a movie, as smart and sad and true as any comedy I've seen this year."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"A facile but likable send-up of how things (don't) work in Hollywood."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
" intriguing, occasionally horrifying look at the behind-the-scenes shenanigans within the network-television world."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The best thing that one can say about this film, is that it's probably too good for TV."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"What rescues The TV Set is the character work."
‑ David Cornelius,
"Honestly, isn't it a little late to be bemoaning sleazy reality TV?"
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"This satire settles for simply restating the obvious."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Sad, slow and rather boring story about how writers get dumped on and smart television shows get dumbed down."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"It's interesting and funny and agonizing and illuminating to know what happens before you get that first annoying animated promo for a new show. For fans of: Undeclared, Studio 60."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Not a backstage film for the ages, but it manages to be a bit more useful than the vast bulk of its stablemates."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The appalling sausage factory that produces what we see on network TV is nicely skewered in The TV Set, an engaging if not exactly edgy comedy that exists to restate the obvious."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"A somewhat cold and calculated film that apparently unconsciously exemplifies that which it intends to criticize."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"David Duchovny owns this movie"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Sharky, cynical look at TV world needs more bite."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"Is it a travesty? A farce? Utterly preposterous? Exactly."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
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