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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
D.L. Hughley ...  Simon Stiles 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Sarah Paulson ...  Harriet Hayes 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Nate Corddry ...  Tom Jeter 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Timothy Busfield ...  Cal Shanley 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Nate Torrence ...  Dylan Killington 19 episodes, 2006-2007
Lucy Davis ...  Lucy Kenwright 16 episodes, 2006-2007
Ayda Field ...  Jeannie Whatley 15 episodes, 2006-2007
Camille Chen ...  Samantha Li 15 episodes, 2006-2007
Simon Helberg ...  Alex Dwyer 14 episodes, 2006-2007
Merritt Wever ...  Suzanne 12 episodes, 2006-2007
Mark McKinney ...  Andy Mackinaw 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Columbus Short ...  Darius Hawthorne 10 episodes, 2006-2007
John F. Carpenter ...  Herb Sheldon 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Joey Thurston III Joey Thurston III ...  Cue card tech / ... 9 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 60 See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode title card and opening credits use the same font as The West Wing (1999), another show written by Aaron Sorkin. See more »

Goofs

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

[repeated line]
Matt Albie: SUZANNE!
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Intelligent, even handed, courageous. You knock our socks off!
2 October 2006 | by amamistyedSee all my reviews

What a joy. Can you imagine someone actually answering a reporter in a press conference with the TRUTH? Even if it costs them? In Aaron Sorkin's world things are set aright and, while he clearly has questions, he sets out to answer them in a righteous and evenhanded way bringing thoughtful debate to the minds of the audience which, thankfully, he seems to believe can participate in thoughtful debate.

In Sorkin's world there is loyalty unlike almost anywhere on earth. Both in his personal loyalties and those of his interesting, full of life characters, bursting with individuality, personality and beautiful DIALOG...YES! So much incredibly wonderful dialog.

The unique and enduring music of W.G. Snuffy Walden adds such depth of emotion and intent to Studio 60. Music that moves us and causes us to feel with the characters we laugh and cry with and love to see again and again.

Sorkin and Schlamme bring actors we thought were pretty good, some we already really liked a lot, many we didn't even know their names - but now we do...and we always will. Because their talent has been revealed in the most profound way. And, after the pilot, I felt I knew them well and loved them each - a lot.

People enter from stage right and left - set builders, camera people, runners and a fantastic PA played by Merritt Wever who won my heart in the first episode. And I thought...only Sorkin would use this lucky girl in this way and she'll be so great...is so great...

And there are the cameos. Judd Hirsch, Ed Asner. Precious bits of time. As in The Wrap Party where the famous Eli Wallach was exquisite as the old writer/veteran who was once blacklisted in Hollywood. I cried. Very brave lines here, wonderfully acted by all involved. What a piece of film!

And with so much story and so many personalities, there is always room for one more...and one more that amazingly fills a new important space. No fillers here. Enter Christine Lahti...pure class. One more of the unique women in his script. Women who are strong, intelligent, interesting, funny...as well as loyal and led by their integrity. They vary in personality, careers, education, physical appearance and age. They are each absolutely beautiful in ways that most writers/producers/directors haven't seemed to notice nor use yet.

And there are the love scenes between Matthew Perry and Sarah Paulson. Truly amazing, awesome love scenes. Filled with depth and respect; fired with emotion and among the most beautiful ever filmed.

Week after week the story builds, the characters deepen and the anticipation of what is to follow is delightful...because we know the foundation will always be there. We know we can trust Sorkin to always be true.

The most recent: Nevada Day was absolutely great. One of the funniest things I've seen in years. I laughed until my sides hurt. What wit! and what an amazing ability to take real life people and their situations, examine truth and controversy while at the same time making us laugh out loud. And John Goodman, who would never disappoint us if all he did was enter the room...he is so good...was perfect as the judge from Pahrump...yeah Pahrump Nevada. Well, you've just got to watch this one.

The content always is intelligent, honest and courageous. The writing, directing, set design, costume, makeup - all pure talent, pure art. The acting is as acting should be - believable and strong: Perry, Whitford, Peet, Paulson Busfield, Hughley, Weber, and every one in between. Each actor is excellent and important. The show is important. I only hope there will be 130000 episodes.

Thank you Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme and a most incredible ensemble for giving us your very best every time. You knock our socks off.


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