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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

2006-2007 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Emmy Award-winning executive producer-writer Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing") and Emmy Award-winning executive producer-director Thomas Schlamme ("The West Wing") return to television with this crackling take on the drama behind the humor of producing a popular, late-night comedy sketch show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Sorkin lays bare the backstage politics, romances and delicate balance between creative talent, on-air personalities and network executives in an instant text-messaging world. Prominent are Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet), a savvy new network entertainment chief who inherits a massive public relations disaster on the series -- even before she starts her first day -- and Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) and Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford), a brilliant creative team that she wants to resurrect the program. Also playing crucial roles are the sketch comedy series stars Harriet Hayes (Sarah Paulson, Simon Stiles (D.L. Hughley) and Tom Jeter (Nathan Corddry), their normally cool-headed director, Cal Shanley (Timothy Busfield) as well as supreme network honcho Jack Rudolph (Steven Weber).

NOTE: In Canada the episodes aired a day earlier on the Canadian network CTV due to scheduling conflicts. English broadcast dates in this guide are for NBC in the US.
Main Cast
N/AAmanda Peet
as Jordan McDeere [S 1]
N/ABradley Whitford
as Danny Tripp [S 1]
N/ACarlos Jacott
as Ron Oswald [S 1]
N/AD. L. Hughley
as Simon Stiles [S 1]
 
N/AEvan Handler
as Ricky Tahoe [S 1]
Buy at Art.comMatthew Perry
as Matthew Albie [S 1]
© Matthias Clamer/NBCNathan Corddry
as Tom Jeter [S 1]
 
N/ASarah Paulson
as Harriet Hayes [S 1]
© TM & © Cable News Network. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.Steven Weber
as Jack Rudolph [S 1]
N/ATimothy Busfield
as Cal Shanley [S 1]
Recurring Cast
Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington [S 1] (18)
Ayda Field as Jeanie Whatley [S 1] (15)
Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright [S 1] (15)
Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer [S 1] (13)
Merritt Wever as Suzanne [S 1] (12)
 
Camille Chen as Samantha Li [S 1] (11)
Columbus Short as Darius Hawthorne [S 1] (10)
Mark McKinney as Andy Mackinaw [S 1] (10)
Diana-Maria Riva as Lilly Rodriguez [S 1] (8)
John Mahon as George [S 1] (7)


Premiered on Network:
NBC in US

Also known as:
Studio 60

Genres: Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Full order for 'Studio 60'

 
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Plot
1x01 - Pilot:
The once great sketch comedy show 'Studio 60' is suddenly close to cancellation due not only to it's less than stellar on-air product. But another, more unexpected type of action, it's Executive Producer's on-air mental meltdown. So enter, NBS Chairman of the board, Jack Rudolph and a new network president, looking to put her mark on the struggling network, Jordan McDeere. This results in the hiring Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace the former Executive Producer and hopefully save the show.
1x02 - The Cold Open:
Matt and Danny have five days to put together their first show, which is receiving enormous media attention and Harriet tries her best to work with Matt, with whom she's recently broken up. In the meantime, Jordan puts her new job on the line by facing down pressure due to a controversial sketch.
1x03 - The Focus Group:
A network focus group sends a scare through the company that the ratings success of Matt and Danny's first show might have been a one-time thing.
1x04 - The West Coast Delay:
When it's discovered that the show has inadvertently plagiarized another comedian's material during a sketch, the team scrambles to break into the taped West Coast feed to correct their error.
1x05 - The Long Lead Story:
While the cast goes through rehearsals with Lauren Graham and Sting, a reporter tries to get the story on Matt and Harriet as Jordan passes on a lucrative but tasteless new reality series.
1x06 - The Wrap Party:
A drunken Jordan makes friends with the cast during an after-show party, Danny tries to get Matt's mind off Harriet with the help of three sexy women, Simon makes a plea to hire more black writers and Cal deals with a mysterious man backstage.
1x07 - Nevada Day (Part 1):
An unusual collection of people have to go to a small town in Nevada to get Tom (Nathan Corddry) out of jail in time for his show that night. Guest star John Goodman plays a judge who's not a fan of Studio 60.
1x08 - Nevada Day (2):
Jack has to get Tom out of a small town jail to make it back for his show that night as tension heats up between Matt and Harriet.
1x09 - The Option Period:
After the show comes down, Matt discover that Ricky and Ron are planning to leave and take the writing staff with them. Harriet contemplates doing a lingerie spread in a magazine and Jordan and Danny wrestle with budget cuts.
1x10 - B-12:
The cast has to get through the show despite being ravaged by a virus -- and Matt has to get through the week with a new and much smaller writing staff. Jordan tells Danny that she's pregnant.
1x11 - The Christmas Show:
A holiday show is prepared and Matt is determined to bring Christmas spirit to Los Angeles while Danny wrestles with his true feelings for Jordan.
1x12 - Monday:
The cast and staff come back from their holiday break and prepare for the first show of the New Year with Danny in full pursuit of Jordan. Matt starts bidding in an online auction for a date with Harriet without realizing that this will be the beginning of the end.
1x13 - The Harriet Dinner (Part 1):
Danny and Jordan are locked on the roof of the theatre while other members of the cast and staff attend a dinner honoring Harriet, whose relationship with Matt begins to unravel.
1x14 - The Harriet Dinner (2):
Danny and Jordan are locked on the roof of the theater while other members of the cast and staff attend a dinner honoring Harriet, whose relationship with Matt begins to unravel.
1x15 - The Friday Night Slaughter:
Matt remembers how he and Harriet first met.
1x16 - 4 a.m. Miracle:
Matt is stuck on a Wednesday night with writer's block and also has to contend with a young lawyer who's investigating a sexual harassment claim while Harriet continues shooting her movie. In addition, Jordan and Danny enter into a contest to see who'd make the better parent.
1x17 - The Disaster Show:
Allison Janney, as herself, is the guest host of a show that goes haywire when the propmasters and cue card workers stage a last minute wildcat strike.
1x18 - Breaking News:
Jordan experiences an emergency with her pregnancy during the live show while an even larger emergency is unfolding for Tom, while Matt's pill use gets discovered.
1x19 - K & R (Part 1):
Jordan is rushed into surgery as the situation with Tom's brother grows more grim.
1x20 - K & R (2):
Jordan takes a turn for the worse and Simon loses his cool with the press as we continue to learn, in flashback, how Matt and Danny got fired from the show in the first place.
1x21 - K & R (3):
The long day's journey into night continues as we learn more, in flashback, about how Matt and Danny came to be fired in the first place.
1x22 - What Kind Of Day Has It Been:
The long night for Danny, Jordan, Tom and Simon comes to an end as Matt and Harriet start a new beginning.
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