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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.


Thomas Schlamme


Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Perry ... Matt Albie
Amanda Peet ... Jordan McDeere
Bradley Whitford ... Danny Tripp
Steven Weber ... Jack Rudolph
D.L. Hughley ... Simon Stiles
Sarah Paulson ... Harriet Hayes
Nate Corddry ... Tom Jeter
Timothy Busfield ... Cal Shanley
Edward Asner ... Wilson White (as Ed Asner)
Judd Hirsch ... Wes Mendell
Jayma Mays ... Daphne
Donna Murphy ... Blair
Wendy Phillips ... Shelley Green
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Jerry
Three 6 Mafia ... Themselves


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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Comedy | Drama






Release Date:

18 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The exterior of the Studio 60 building is actually the Palladium with a second story digitally inserted, which is where the Writers' Guild Awards scene was also filmed. 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 »


Harriet Hayes: First of all, could you stop telling people we broke up because of the national anthem? It makes me sound like an idiot.
Matt Albie: Actually, the consensus is it makes me sound like an idiot.
Harriet Hayes: Well, be that as it may and truer words were never spoke, please stop it.
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References Late Show with David Letterman (1993) See more »


Under Pressure
Written by David Bowie, John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury,
and Roger Taylor
Performed by David Bowie and Queen
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Great Start
14 September 2006 | by mschmidt-7See all my reviews

I was a little worried that this show would fail to live up to its hype. After all, no other new show will have as much to live up to this fall. The show did not fail to please and this is the beginning of a very promising run. Fans of the West Wing will rejoice at the return of Sorkin to NBC primetime and long for the days of the great West Wing seasons. The cast is talented and deep. It would seem that there are half a dozen characters that could carry an entire episode (much like West Wing). I am looking forward to more great things but I am curious how the sketch comedy show will play out in the series. Will they show a full sketch from beginning to end? Would that hurt the dramatic nature of the show? Will "special guests" be a constant on a show that would need a host for each week's variety show (Felicity Huffman was the first)? These unanswered questions might be large considering they were not addressed on the pilot but I cannot wait to see how they are resolved.

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