The Man Who Canceled 'Freaks And Geeks' Defended His Decision To Seth Rogen At 'SNL'

The Man Who Canceled 'Freaks And Geeks' Defended His Decision To Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen got the chance this weekend to do what many "Freaks and Geeks" fans have wanted to do for years: confront the person responsible for its unjust cancellation and ask what the hell happened.

When Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, joined HuffPost Live on Monday to discuss their advocacy work for Alzheimer's patients and their Hilarity for Charity event, host Marc Lamont Hill also took the time to ask about a tweet that Rogen wrote over the weekend:

Last night I was in a room with the dude who cancelled Freaks and Geeks. And yes, I did totally call him out on it.

— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 12, 2014

It all went down at this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live," where Rogen and his wife were hanging out with Paul Rudd when Rogen pricked up his ears at a particular name.

"I overheard someone say the name of the guy who canceled 'Freaks and Geeks.' I know his name, obviously, because we've talked about how stupid he is for the last 15 years," Rogen said. The actor then took the opportunity to discuss the show with the unnamed executive.

"He was like, 'You know, Judd [Apatow, 'Freaks and Geeks' executive producer] wouldn't listen to my notes.' I was like, 'The notes probably were stupid,'" Rogen said. "He oddly dug in and kind of tried to justify it."

Find out what kind of network notes Apatow ignored in the clip above, and catch the full HuffPost Live conversation here.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this piece included speculation that Scott Sassa was the man Rogen talked to backstage at "Saturday Night Live." Sassa, however, was not the executive in question.

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