A recurrent role in this Judd Apatow-produced comedy-drama gave Franco his first culty breakout. The NBC TV show was one of many to fall foul of the US TV networks' harsh schedules, and has since gained a strong following (though there's still no Region 2 DVD- gah!)
Franco fell into the 'Freaks' group, alongside movie-stars-in-the-making Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, and he showed that he wasn't content to play on his looks forever.
Arty Franco? The show's considerably more interesting than longer-running teen fare.