Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–2007)

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 Matt Albie (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Jordan McDeere (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Danny Tripp (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Jack Rudolph (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Harriet Hayes (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Tom Jeter (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Cal Shanley (22 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Dylan Killington (19 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Lucy Kenwright (16 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Jeannie Whatley (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Samantha Li (15 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Alex Dwyer (14 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Suzanne (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Andy Mackinaw (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Darius Hawthorne (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Herb Sheldon (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
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The name of the writer character played by Evan Handler, Ricky Tahoe, is a reference to a conflict that show creator Aaron Sorkin had with Rick Cleveland, one of the staff writers on Sorkin's previous show The West Wing (1999) ("Ricky" and "Rick" are both nickname variants on the name "Richard," and "Tahoe" and "Cleveland" are both American cities). In "Studio 60", head writer Matt Albie dislikes Tahoe and his writing partner, Ron Oswalt, and often complains about his low opinion of their writing skills. In real life, Sorkin and Cleveland shared an Emmy for writing a "West Wing" episode, and after Cleveland publicly expressed disappointment that only Sorkin got to speak at the ceremony, Sorkin posted a claim on an internet message board that Cleveland's contribution to the episode was negligible and that he (Sorkin) himself really did almost all of the writing work on "The West Wing," even when the writing credits claimed otherwise. (See also the trivia section for "The West Wing.") See more »

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In many episodes the countdown clock in Matt's office jumps back and forth. Also, in many cases, after doing some math, it is obvious the clock is not accurate. See more »

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Comedy Isn't All Funny Business
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After having seen the pilot episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, I am left with a sudden sense of excitement for the series to begin. The show hits the gate hard as a veteran executive producer of a late night comedy show (Judd Hirsch) goes on a verbal assault on live television, a moment straight out of Network (which the news media quickly catches onto). The studio is in complete disarray only minutes after the show ends, especially since the network's new president (Amanda Peet) as only been on the job for one day. How can they repair the damage done? Why not call in the two men who made the show a hit (Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford), and have since been fired two years prior. But things aren't going to be so easy to fix since there are execs just waiting to shred all three of them to pieces.

The show is pure Aaron Sorkin: it's witty, intelligent, and heart-felt about issues. It's also a blast to watch as a cast of incredibly talented actors and actresses work together to make Sorkin's words shine. But one thing Studio 60 isn't is a retread of either Sports Night or The West Wing. It's a completely different monster. This time, Sorkin's looking to dive deep into the worlds of Hollywood, Mass Media, and Big Business. With Perry and Whitford, we have televisions new odd couple, both incredibly funny both alone and together. Peet brings her A-game with her as she takes on her most ambitious part yet. And let's not forget some great contributions by D.L. Hughley, Timothy Busfield and Steven Webber. And this is coming straight from the pilot. Who knows where the show will go from here. But I know where I'm going to be on Monday nights.


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