Freaks and Geeks


Teen comedy-drama TV series
Created by
Executive producer
Production companies
Production country
USA / 1999
Original TV channel
Original airing
from September 25, 1999
to July 8, 2000
18 (45 min each)
Theme song

For the main page of this wiki, see Freaks and Geeks Wiki. Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama TV series with one season that was broadcast in 1999-2000 on NBC. Due to low viewership, the show was canceled after only 12 episodes had aired, six further episodes that had already been produced were aired later.

In the 2000s, the TV series achieved cult status and was repeatedly ranked among the best TV shows.



The ten regular cast members of Freaks and Geeks

The TV series has ten regular cast members which appear in all the 18 episodes of the TV series and portray the main characters of the show. They are indicated in the opening credits of each episode. The ten series regulars are (in the order of the opening credits):

Further, there are recurring cast members appearing in multiple episodes of the show as well as guest stars appearing in a single episode only. They are indicated in the scenes following the opening credits or in the end credits, respectively.[2]


  • Creator: Paul Feig
  • Executive producer: Judd Apatow
  • Supervising producer: Paul Feig
  • Producers: Victor Hsu, J. Elvis Weinstein
  • Supervising producers: Bob Nickman, Michael White, Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah
  • Story editor: Patty Lin
  • Director: Jake Kasdan (pilot); Various
  • Director of photography: Bill Pope (pilot); Russ Alsobrook (series)
  • Music composer: Michael Andrews
  • Editors: Tara Timpone, Brent White, Sean Lambert
  • Casting director: Allison Jones
  • Produced by: Apatow Productions in association with DreamWorks Television
  • Origination: Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, Calif.
  • NBC Media Contact: Marc Grossmann, Entertainment Publicity

For the writers and directors of the individual episodes please refer to the episode list.



  1. Busy Philipps is not credited in the opening credits themselves, but immediately after them by "Also starring". She appears in all the 18 episodes and is also present on all the promotional group pictures of the freaks.
  2. The credits do not make a difference between recurring cast and guest stars. The cast members indicated in the scenes following the opening credits are generally credited as "guest stars", and those in the end credits as "co-starring", not depending on the number of episodes in which they appear.

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