Judd Apatow followed up his acclaimed television series 'Freaks and Geeks' (produced by Apatow, created by Paul Feig) with 'Undeclared,' a similarly -- and tragically -- short-lived series. This time, the plot followed a group of college freshmen struggling to navigate their new adult lives and all the friendships and relationships along the way. The show ended in 2002 after just one season, but found an extended life on DVD and helped kickstart the careers of Charlie Hunnam, Seth Rogen, and Jay Baruchel. 11 years later, we head back to the fictional University of Northeastern California and see what our favorite freshmen are up to now.
Get out your surprised faces everybody, because for a third time we're reporting that HBO's critical darling 'Girls' has been officially picked up for a third season. The news was more or less spoiled months ago by executive producer Judd Apatow, and this past week by series creator, writer, director and star Lena Dunham, but only now has HBO officially rung in to confirm a third season with a bonus of two additional episodes. Find out all the details of 'GIrls' season 3 inside!
As if the monster ratings, critical buzz and recent Golden Globe wins weren't enough of a guarantee already, HBO's Lena Dunham-fronted, Judd Apatow-produced 'Girls' is inches from being officially approved for season 3. The possibility of a third season was floated around months ago when Apatow revealed that Dunham had already begun writing scripts, and while HBO remains mum about a confirmation, Dunham herself has confirmed a March production date for 'Girls' season 3. Find out the latest from 'Girls' inside!
If there's one thing that can be taken for granted when it comes to a Judd Apatow production, it's that there's going to be a lot of deleted scenes. 'This is 40' is no exception, and now there's a blooper reel, which shows the actors corpsing (show business talk for breaking character by laughing) during takes.
'Girls' might not have taken home so much gold at the 2012 Emmy Awards, but the 2013 Golden Globes are certainly making up for it. Previously awarding 'Girls' creator, writer, director and star Lena Dunham the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical, the Golden Globes have upped the ante by awarding 'Girls' with the Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical statue. Find out what TV series didn't make the cut inside!
'This is 40,' the latest from Judd Apatow, hit theaters this past weekend and it was a riot, especially for those who were already fans of the semi-prequel 'Knocked Up.' Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprised their roles from the Seth Rogan and Kathryn Heigel-starring flick as the hysterically semi-dysfunctional married couple. If you didn't get a chance to make it to theaters this past week, (apparently some people like to be with their families around this time -- who knew?) now's your chance to take your peek with this newly released 'This is 40' deleted scene.
Over the years, you've seen Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on Conan O'Brien's shows but now the man behind Triumph, comedian Robert Smigel, has a supporting role in Judd Apatow's 'This is 40.' And, of course, Smigel brought Triumph along and had him talk to the cast of the film including Paul Rudd and Megan Fox. Hilarity ensues.
The transition from ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ to ‘This is 40’ has been an interesting one for Judd Apatow. After doing some really personal work on television’s ‘Freaks and Geeks’ -- and getting almost immediately cancelled when no one watched it -- he became a major name in cinematic comedy with the big, broad ‘Virgin,’ a film about a man trying to end decades of sexual starvation. He followed that up with ‘Knocked Up,’ about a young stoner who learns the perils of impregnating Katherine Heigl -- whose sister was played by Leslie Mann, Apatow’s real-life wife, and whose nieces were played by Maude and Iris Apatow, Apatow and Mann’s real-life daughters. While most of the movie was about Seth Rogen and Heigl’s wacky babywaiting shenanigans, there was that small percentage of observational family life comedy with Mann, the junior Apatows, and Paul Rudd, ostensibly playing Judd. It was some of the best stuff in the film, and it pointed the way forward.
Many classic but cancelled series hold the distinction of featuring a number of A-list stars before making their big breaks, but few hold such a distinguished roster as Judd Apatow's cancelled 2000 NBC series 'Freaks and Geeks.' The retro series featured the likes of James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Lizzy Caplan, Busy Philipps, Martin Starr and even Thomas Wilson (Biff of 'Back to the Future'), despite only running 18 episodes. Twelve years later, are you ready to see the entire cast reunite?