Director Jake Kasdan on 'The TV Set'

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The TV Set is actually Jake Kasdan's latest movie project. It pokes fun at how networks create the fall TV lineup. Kasdan talks with Robert Siegel about the film and some of his past work ... including his short-lived career as a child actor in the films of his father, director Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill, Silverado).

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Jake Kasdan drew on his own TV-world experiences for the film The TV Set. Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jake Kasdan drew on his own TV-world experiences for the film The TV Set.

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The TV Set, starring David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, satirizes the punishing process of producing a TV pilot. Writer and director Jake Kasdan knows his material: He directed and co-produced the pilot for the acclaimed but short-lived TV series Freaks and Geeks.

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