Where he would have gone: Would have been in a swing choir.
“I just thought he would really blossom in there and think he was kind of the king of the school,” says Feig.
Then there were three consecutive weeks of broadcasting – episode 5 landed in mid-November – but then it was put on hold until early January, aired once in February, twice in March, and was subsequently cancelled, with the two final episodes airing in July.
Six episodes were never aired in the show’s original run.
On September 25, 1999, the show was broadcast for the first time: a Saturday, at 8pm, when its intended audience would definitely not be at home watching the telly.
The second episode followed a week later, but then there was a three-week gap during October’s World Series (that’s baseball).
Which had an effect on who watched it: Latterly, the show’s main timeslot competitor was the absurdly popular gameshow It wasn’t necessarily anyone’s fault, but a weird antipathy existed between the network and the showmakers.
’” The network didn’t understand why the show was brilliant, but there was another reason they didn’t like broadcasting the show…
But then, like one of the show’s own bad fathers, the series disappeared and never came back again.
Now that its first season has been gifted to fans on Netflix, we have to ask: why was there never a second season of was doomed from the start by its shoddy airtime.
That strange antipathy described above led to the show’s writers playing hardball with NBC by taking their storylines up a notch.
Exec producer Judd Apatow was part of the writing team that gave Seth Rogen’s character, Ken, a storyline in which his girlfriend reveals she has “ambiguous genitalia”.
Ancier had been to boarding school and Princeton and the show’s producers were told he didn’t “understand public school”. Creator Paul Feig didn’t think Ancier’s position was the be all and end all, though.