One of the most accurate and impressive opening I've ever seen to a TV show. Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford are the dynamic duo who've been given reins of the show, with orders to kick up the comedy. Get more information about Season 1 on TMDb. National Broadcasting System is owned by the TMG Corporation. Property of WB. Jordan has pregnancy complications and is rushed to the hospital. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. , In a 2011 reference to the cancelled Studio 60, Aaron Sorkin appeared in "Plan B", a fifth-season episode of 30 Rock; he played himself, depicted as looking for work alongside an also-struggling Liz Lemon. Flashbacks depict Danny and Matt fighting with network brass over a yet-to-be-aired, post-9/11 sketch depicting the relationship between Hollywood and the White House. This causes a dispute in which Tom injures a man protesting against Harriet. , Evidence of the overlapping subject matter between the shows, as well as the conflict between them, arose when Aaron Sorkin asked Lorne Michaels to allow him to observe Saturday Night Live for a week, a request Michaels denied. 0.0 /10 : 0 people rate - YouTheater. Mary Tate (lawyer) mentions that there are international liaisons who have a decent record of ransoming hostages. The musical guest mentioned did not actually appear in the episode. Buy Season 1 SD $23.99. Created by Aaron Sorkin. Episode cast overview, first billed only. The duo determine that they could raise extra money by remaking the stage as a form of product placement. , According to Medialife Magazine, "The live-plus-seven-day rating for NBC’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is 136% higher than its live rating in DVR homes. Harriet expresses her jealousy at Matt having spent the night with, Jordan is approached by Vanity Fair columnist. Grammy winner, Matt remembers how he and Harriet first met in 1999, and struggles to garner memories of a fired writer from Cal and Danny. Its pilot episode was written by series creator Aaron Sorkin, and directed by executive producer Thomas Schlamme. Mary Tate (lawyer) mentions that there are international liaisons who have a decent record of ransoming hostages. Creator: Aaron Sorkin Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber Date: 2006 Rate: 8.3 Content: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show. A drunken Jordan makes friends with the cast during an after-show party, Danny tries to get, Harriet is cited in an interview as being anti-homosexual, though she claims to have been impartial in her comments. The show-within-a-show is run by executive producers Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) and Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford). It premiered on May 24, 2007. After a news anchor describes the relationship between the brothers as "estranged", Simon lashes out harshly at the media. Glenn Garvin of the Miami Herald named Studio 60 as number 2 on his list of best "Series of the Year. In some ways, why is it any different than when there have been three or four cop shows on any schedule, or Scrubs and ER, which are tonally very different? , On February 13, 2007, NBC announced that Studio 60 would go on hiatus one week early, and that the last episode would air on February 19, 2007. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American comedy-drama television series created and primarily written by Aaron Sorkin. Amidst all this, Matt's pill use gets discovered as he deals with the continuous presence of Mary Tate. Busfield also directed two episodes of Sports Night. No comedians work that way. Meanwhile, Jordan passes on a lucrative — but tasteless — new reality series. Title: Following this, a variety of cast and staff from NBS travel to, 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. On December 2, 2006, NBC announced that Studio 60 would be sharing the Monday at 10 p.m. timeslot with The Black Donnellys; as a result, Studio 60 was on hiatus from December 4, 2006 to January 22, 2007. The executive producer of a late night sketch comedy show sparks a media frenzy when he has an on-air meltdown during a live broadcast. The guest host mentioned did not actually appear in the episode. On May 14, 2007, NBC cancelled the series after one season. 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. The show also tied with CSI and 24. That's the drama — and the fun — of this smart, fast-paced and star-powered series from the people who brought you The West Wing. Matt wrestles with the implications, then asks her to sound them out.  Despite the order, Studio 60 performed poorly in the ratings, which led to speculation that the network was seriously considering canceling the show. We see the early conflicts leading up to their dismissal.  Fey said that "it's just bad luck for me that in my first attempt at prime time I'm going up against the most powerful writer on television. It's often a big maligned 'Studio 60' for various reasons, and for being the only Aaron Sorkin penned show to not get a second series (The Newsroom went for three, but that doesn't mean it was much good) but this episode really shows the quality of the writing and the cast involved.Flashing back to just after 9/11 shows us how the characters dealt with the crisis, and how a comedy show carries on in the face of tragedy.I thought Steven Weber as ever was fab as Jack Rudolph, and there were some lovely moments between Bradley Whitford's Danny and Amanda Peet's Jordan too.The final sequence set to 'Have a little faith in me' by John Hiatt was brilliant, and topped off a fabulous episode of the show. A militia group takes Tom's brother (and two other airmen) hostage in Afghanistan, throwing the after-party into turmoil -- and lock-down, as the press discover the relationship. According to Nielsen, Studio 60 added nearly 11%, or almost a million viewers, to its total every week as a result of these "live plus seven" viewers. He is the nephew of famed director, Michael Cimino. 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. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: Aaron Sorkin, the mastermind behind "West Wing" and "Sports Night" brings NBC's next great drama, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. In the aftermath of his argument with Harriet, he begins taking drugs. ICG Publicists Awards — Outstanding Television Series, This page was last edited on 24 January 2021, at 09:02. Directed by Bryan Gordon. During the hiatus on NBC, The Black Donnellys (premiered February 26), Thank God You're Here (premiered April 9), The Real Wedding Crashers (premiered April 23, after Thank God You're Here moved to Wednesdays), and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (aired its last two episodes of the season starting May 14) occupied the Monday 10 p.m. time period.  Comedy writers at the time were largely disdainful of Studio 60, with comments like "People in television, trust me, are not that smart", "[Sorkin] wants to get big ideas across and change people's minds.  In Studio 60’s pilot, one of the reasons that Matt and Harriet broke up was Harriet's decision to appear on The 700 Club to support her Christian music album. A militia group takes Tom's brother (and two other airmen) hostage in Afghanistan, throwing the after-party into turmoil -- and lock-down, as the press discover the relationship. Bradley Whitford, Timothy Busfield, John Goodman, Evan Handler, Matthew Perry, Michael Hyatt and Diana-Maria Riva all have a history with The West Wing. Jordan has pregnancy complications and is rushed to the hospital. With Danny, Matt has gone from strength to strength, with the pair going onto films and Matt even winning a Writer's Guild Award on the night featured in the pilot. Martin Sheen voices a conservative talk show host. Chart showing ratings, 18–49 ratings, share and viewers for the show. He refers to his achievements, such as The West Wing and The Social Network, but when Liz Lemon mentions Studio 60, he quickly replies, "Shut up!" Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip ran on NBC for 22 episodes, from September 18, 2006 to June 28, 2007. The series includes two two-part episodes ("Nevada Day" and "The Harriet Dinner") and a story arc called "K & R" (kidnap & ransom) which spanned three episodes and concluded in a fourth, the final episode of the season. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey. Jordan has surgery as the situation with Tom's brother grows more grim. And then Trio got canceled.".  Despite this, Sorkin sent Fey flowers after NBC announced it would pick up both series, and wished her luck with 30 Rock. Redeem a gift card or promotion code. The Jordan McDeere character was loosely based on former ABC Entertainment President Jamie Tarses, who was a consultant on the show. Share: Comment . Hallie Galloway (Stephanie Childers) is the vice-president of alternative programming (a.k.a. She first appeared in the episode "Monday". Pilot. All of this is set against flashbacks to 9/11 and the S60 season premier that Friday. Due to the situation, he breaks their dinner date, although she continues to come on to him. , The conflict between NBS and the Federal Communications Commission regarding uncensored language of American soldiers in Afghanistan parallels the decision by a small number of PBS affiliates to air the Oscar-nominated documentary Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience in full, despite potentially hefty FCC fines for unedited obscenities used by American soldiers describing their experiences in Iraq.. View production, box office, & company info. Key crew members include Aaron Sorkin (Head writer/Show runner), Thomas Schlamme (Show runner/Director (four episodes), and Timothy Busfield (Director – six episodes/ Consultant- 20 episodes). The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Christina Kiang Booth & Cinque Henderson. This is the epic Episode 1. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip Season 1 Episode 1 for Watch Online.  Studio 60 Emmy nominations surpassed several other shows, such as Friday Night Lights and Dexter, which got two and three, respectively. On October 27, 2006, NBC gave a conditional "vote of confidence" by ordering three additional scripts on top of the initial order of 13. Television critics named Studio 60 their "Best Overall New Program" in a poll conducted by Broadcasting and Cable, based on the pilot episode. Studio 60 was nominated in five categories. In the absence of Simon to co-host the "News 60" segment, Matt asks, After the show comes down, Matt discovers that Ricky and Ron are planning to leave — and take the writing staff with them — to write their adaptation of their, 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. Creator: Aaron Sorkin Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber Date: 2006 Rate: 8.3 Content: A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show. The military gains information that the terrorists may have executed one of the airmen, leading Mary Tate's K & R efforts to go forward. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Roger Friedman of Fox News reported on October 30, 2006, that cancellation of the show was imminent.  The erosion continued through episode 5, with a 43% viewer drop off from its premiere, but subsequently leveled off. Jack refuses to postpone the premier, adding the restriction that they control their script content. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Matt serves as the head writer and Danny produces the show. Its pilot was ostensibly based on Sorkin and Schlamme’s experience on The West Wing. Matt calls in for the help of fellow former writer of, With a holiday show on the horizon, Matt is determined to bring the Christmas spirit to, 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. Note: Each U.S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps. This trend continued through nearly every episode of the show. 0.0 /10 : 8.4 /10 : No summary. Use the HTML below. When the complications turn to a C-section, he proffers the engagement ring he's been carrying around; Jordan accepts. The new stage and its advertisements would have generated money for Studio 60, the fictional show, as well as the real life Studio 60 program. Season 1, Episode 1 TV-14 CC SD CC HD. Sorkin left after The West Wing's fourth season and Chenoweth joined the cast during season six. 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