A Prophetic Judd Apatow Shot The Freaks And Geeks Finale In The Middle Of Production

For a show that only lasted a single season from 1999 to 2000, Judd Apatow’s “Freaks and Geeks” sure did have quite an influence on sitcoms and show business itself.

Not only is it a beloved cult classic, but it kickstarted the careers of stars like James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, and Seth Rogen.

The show’s hilarious but grounded look at two groups of teenagers in a 1980s suburb of Detroit stands the test of time, and the fact that it was canceled after just one season remains a travesty.According to Apatow, the team behind “Freaks and Geeks” knew they were taking a big risk by making something so different from what was the standard sitcom at the time.

Few single-camera sitcoms existed at that point, and the network was not too invested in making sure “Freaks and Geeks” continued using that format.

“When we did ‘Freaks and Geeks,

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