Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (18 Sep. 2006)

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When the Executive Producer of sketch show 'Studio 60' has an on-air meltdown, new network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace him and save the show.



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When the Executive Producer of sketch show 'Studio 60' has an on-air meltdown, new network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace him and save the show.

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Amanda Peet was still performing in the play "Barefoot in the Park" when the episode was filmed and would not abandon it. Her hair was still in a 1960s style, necessitating having it pulled back for the episode. See more »


One of the reporters says that the on air meltdown was similar to Peter Finch's Oscar winning performance in the 1977 film Network. Network was released in 1976. See more »


Matt Albie: The winds started blowing hard in another direction and all of a sudden my jokes weren't so funny anymore. You put a flag over the network bug, god forbid you should just loose the bug altogether, and you pointed us towards the door.
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References The 700 Club (1966) See more »


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Written by Paul Beauregard, Darnell Carlton, Jordan Houston
Performed by Three 6 Mafia
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15 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Aaron and Thomas (and even Snuffy) back together again and creating another smart-funny-visually exciting show. Television is always better with Sorkin. The characters are compelling. And after the first appearances of Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry you forget about their previous roles. DJ Hugley (I hope I have't misspelled his name) and Amanda Peet and Steven Weber are all excellent. And Judd Hirsch was brilliant as the beleaguered creator of Studio 60. I believe that this series should be a hit (if middle America is at all interested in what makes television run) Already some of the lines have stayed with me as was often the case on West Wing. Looking forward to this series.

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