Episodes: 18 (hour)
TV show dates: September 25, 1999 – July 8, 2000
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Martin Starr, Becky Ann Baker, Joe Flaherty, Busy Phillips, Michael Beardsley, Shawn Soong, and Sarah Hagan.
TV show description:
Intellectual siblings Lindsay (Linda Cardellini) and Sam Weir (John Francis Daley) attend McKinley High School in a fictional suburb of Detroit, Michigan called Chippewa.
After the death of her grandmother, Lindsay begins to question her straight and narrow lifestyle. She leaves her longtime friend, religious Millie Kentner (Sarah Hagan), and starts hanging out with the school’s “freaks” like brooding Daniel Desario (James Franco), sarcastic Ken Miller (Seth Rogen), drummer Nick Andopolis (Jason Segel), and misunderstood Kim Kelly (Busy Philipps).
Meanwhile, shy Sam and his fellow “geeks” – self-proclaimed ladies man Neal Schweiber (Samm Levine) and gentle Bill Haverchuck (Martin Starr) – try to navigate the school’s social universe.
The Weirs’ parents, Harold (Joe Flaherty) and Jean (Becky Ann Baker), try to keep up as best they can.