Freaks & Geeks Reunion Coming Together Says Judd Apatow

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:30 pm,

Freaks and Geeks Freaks & Geeks Reunion Coming Together Says Judd Apatow

Following months of rumors, speculation, and wishful thinking on the part of many fans, it now appears that a Freaks and Geeks reunion may finally be in the works after all.

According to Daily Variety, Judd Apatow, executive producer of the cult-classic series says the much-anticipated reunion is, in fact, “coming together.” If all goes as planned, the original cast would take the stage at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills next March as part of PaleyFest 2011.

On Saturday, December 4th, Apatow (Superbad, Step Brothers) first tweeted the likely prospect of an actual cast and producer reunion.

Freaks & Geeks reunion? In march a live reunion during paley tv festival is coming together. Ten years.

Talk of a Freaks and Geeks reunion has lingered aimlessly for years, much like the series itself – a testament to the odd, yet endearing characters that still can’t escape our collective imagination a full decade after unceremoniously departing network television.

The brainchild of Paul Feig, Freaks and Geeks aired on NBC for all but one memorable season (1999-2000). After eighteen episodes, the series was promptly cancelled with six of the episodes yet to air. A groundswell of fan support subsequently prevented the program from being forgotten. Eventually, the complete series would be released on DVD. Freaks and Geeks would turn up nearly seven years later on Time Magazine‘s list of the “100 Greatest Shows of All Time,” an accolade followed by recognition of Freaks and Geeks as the 13th-best series of the past 25 years, according to Entertainment Weekly in 2008.

Freaks and Geeks – the cancellation of which serves as a perpetual reminder to network television executives that their wisdom is far from infinite – featured a bright young cast of future film and television stars (and Apatow film regulars).  Included in the ranks were Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, Samm Levine and Busy Phillips.

The Paley Center for the Media won’t officially announce programming for its 2011 PaleyFest until next week, but those in the know – including Apatow – say a gathering for a Q&A with many of the original cast and series producers will happen.

The 2010 William S. Paley Television Festival brought with it a star-studded event that put into focus everything from Dexter to Breaking Bad.

Source: Daily Variety

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  1. I enjoyed the show I didn’t love it, but it was pretty good. It’s nice to see that 3 of the people from it made it pretty big Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jason Segal. One of them is also a regular on Bones which has lost a lot of what made it good, but is still very strong in the ratings.

    • you forget that Linda Cardellini was Velma in both “Scooby Doo” movies and did over a hundred episodes of “ER”

      Martin Star did “Invention of Lying” and “Adventureland”

      Samm Levine was one of the Basterds in “Inglourious Basterds”

      they may not be the big names that Seth Rogan is (Seth Rogan and Jason Segel who do alot of writing as well which boost their careers) but they diffinatly have steady and noticable careers that started on “Freaks and Geeks”

  2. Absolutely LOVED that show.

  3. one of my 3 favorite shows of all time,

    this show single-handedly made my own high school experience seem better.

    and a reunion has to include

    Becky Anne Baker – Mrs. Weir
    Joe Flaherty – Mr. Weir
    Dave Allen – Mr. Russo

    the entire cast of the show was just perfect

  4. “Freaks & Geeks” was one of my favorite shows. Good memories with some great references to RUSH which was another highlight for me.

  5. FINALLY! 😀

  6. I can’t see Busy Phillips (who is a regular on “Cougar Town”) being all that involved in this. I remember hearing she did not get along with much of the cast… including on-screen boyfriend James Franco.

    As for the rest of them: HELL YEAH! To this day, I can’t even hear “Lady” without seeing Nick Andopolis in all his glory serenading Lindsay Weir in front of his 48-piece drum set. EPIC.

  7. I just got Freak & Geeks on DVD recently, an absolute crime that it was cancelled.

  8. I never saw this, but weren’t a couple of the “Mystery Science Theater” guys involved somehow?

  9. A lot of talent came from this show! Just saw an interview with director Jerome Elston Scott and I kept thinking “where have I seen this guy?” Then I saw the commentary on the Freaks and Geeks boxset and they mentioned him. He was an extra and now he’s directing freakin’ movies!