The TV Set is a 2006 comedy about an idealistic writer attempting to bring his vision for a TV show to fruition on the small screen.
The plot follows an idealistic writer (David Duchovny) as he tries to navigate his TV pilot down the mine-laden path from script to production to the madness of prime-time scheduling — all while trying to stay true to his vision. Along the way he has to juggle the agendas of a headstrong network president (Sigourney Weaver), volatile young stars, a pregnant wife (Justine Bateman) and an ever-optimistic personal manager (Judy Greer).
The film's writer/director Jake Kasdan had originally intended Ben Stiller for the role of Lenny, however Kasdan cast Weaver for the role, which changed his idea of what the character should be. Kasdan does not regard the film as satire, as he sees nothing exaggerated in its depiction of bringing a pilot to production.
The film was first screened on the Tribeca Film Festival on the 28 of April 2006. Following almost a year of...