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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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CTV [Canada] | NBC [United States]

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USA

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English

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18 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Studio 60 See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Harriet's inability to tell a joke, is based on Sarah Paulson's own inability to do so. Aaron Sorkin heard she had that problem, and thought it was hilarious, so he wrote it into the show. 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

[repeated line]
Matt Albie: SUZANNE!
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Strong, dialogue driven show.
26 September 2006 | by DangerWedgeSee all my reviews

I've enjoyed Sorkin ever since I saw A Few Good Men. Sports Night gets regular repeats in my DVD player, and while I never quite got in to West Wing because of scheduling problems on my end, what I did see always impressed me. So I was waiting very eagerly for Studio 60 to premiere. It didn't disappoint.

Now, this show is probably not for everyone. Sorkin doesn't lob softballs at us. He wants us to think, he's not going to spell every little thing out for the audience. Some see him as being preachy, but I'm afraid they not seeing for the forest for the trees here. Some also accuse him of anti-whatever propaganda, but fail to acknowledge or account for the existence of counter balance in the show itself (IE anti-Christian sentiments in S60, although one of his main characters is a level headed and likable Christian woman).

The cast is sublime. Matthew Perry pretty much does what he does, but now he can be the edgier actor he wanted to be. Bradley Whitford has always been underrated and he doesn't fail to impress me here. All of the other members of the supporting cast (including Timothy Busfield, who was looking surprisingly John Ritter-esquire in profile) are worthy. I've seen tons of criticism for Amanda Peet as the newly named president of the network, but I honestly can say I'm buying it. She does have a tendency to make the same face for everything, but otherwise, she's playing the part as it's written. Sometimes it's not the actor, it is the character (see Holmes, Katie and Begins, Batman), and I think this is one of those times. She's playing a relatively young powerful female exec like I'd expect her to. Kinda wink wink like, with a poker face.

Overall, I think this show, only 2 episodes in, is already one of the best shows on the network channels today. Hopefully NBC will give it the due course it deserves, even while it openly mocks the network.


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