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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 

A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy television show.

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Aaron Sorkin
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Matthew Perry ...  Matt Albie 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Amanda Peet ...  Jordan McDeere 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Bradley Whitford ...  Danny Tripp 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Steven Weber ...  Jack Rudolph 22 episodes, 2006-2007
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy television show.

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

CTV [Canada] | NBC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Studio 7 on the Sunset Strip See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

There are numerous set-dressing items from The West Wing (1999) on display in various parts of the Studio 60 set, including the "NO TOURS BEYOND THIS POINT" sign, a "Bartlet For America" poster, and the seal of the President of the United States on the walls in the studios, and the Pirates of Penzance poster on display in Matt Albie's office. 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 »

Quotes

Matt Albie: Look, I hate Los Angeles just like everybody else, but I have to work here because in any other part of the country I'm unemployable.
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Comedy Isn't All Funny Business
8 August 2006 | by Erico_77375See 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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