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Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip

  1. ‘Saturday Night Live’s ‘Studio 60’ MomentFor comedy professionals in particular, Aaron Sorkin’s hilariously self-righteous camp classic Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip has to be one of […]
  2. repetition
    Sorkin Has Asked the Same Question on Every ShowApparently, the man loves happy endings.
  3. Inside ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’ with Matt AlbieThis fall, the long-running NBS sketch show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is set to enter its 29th season, and no one has been a larger part of […]
  4. American Horror Story’s Paulson on 13 RolesThe actress breaks down her career highlights.
  5. connections
    Studio 60 Predicted SNL’s Wise Men SketchIs that why it was so bad?
  6. Talking to Nate Corddry About ‘Mom’, ‘The Heat’, And Why Boston […]Nate Corddry is no stranger to the fickle whims of television. He’s starred on three tragically cancelled series, including the much-hyped […]
  7. Serious Comedy at Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’In the war of the low-rated backstage-at-Saturday-Night-Live TV shows, there can be only one. And in 2006’s race to viewership mediocrity, Tina […]
  8. the internet provides
    Someone Made a Fake Studio 60 BookWell, an Amazon page for one, anyway.
  9. The Onion’s Seth Reiss Wrote a Fake ‘Studio 60’ Oral History and Amazon […]For nearly two years, Seth Reiss, current head writer for The Onion, has been tweeting as Matt Albie, the main character of Studio 60 on the […]
  10. Matt Albie and Danny Tripp, Together Again: Bradley Whitford Is Coming to […]Bradley Whitford, who starred with Matthew Perry on Aaron Sorkin’s short-lived but much-loved backstage SNL(ish) drama Studio 60 on the Sunset […]
  11. Three Simple Tips to Writing Your Own Aaron Sorkin Character NameFor one thing, it has to dance off your tongue.
  12. sorkinese
    Fourteen Newsroom Lines Heard in Past Sorkin ShowsHe is still irked that so many people believe in angels.
  13. vulture lists
    Vulture Ranks the Sorkin Television CharactersIt was hard.
  14. The 20 Specials of Christmas: Studio 60 on the Sunset StripI had to. I know that Studio 60 isn’t a comedy, it’s a drama about a comedy. But this is every reason that basic premise failed. It’s an […]
  15. Studio 60 Characters’ Twitter Ghostwriters Finally UnveiledSo the New York Times ran an article today about how Twitter is “a virtual workshop” for “performers and writers up and down the comedy food […]
  16. tv
    We Break Down the Aaron Sorkin Hallmarks in His New HBO Pilot ScriptPolitics! Romance! Self-righteous monologues!
  17. twitter
    Read the Studio 60 Twitter Streams You Didn’t Know You WantedWill Dolphin Girl jokes ever get old?
  18. flashbacks
    Mr. Sunshine Is the Studio 60 Reunion You’ve Yearned ForWhat, you haven’t been longing for one of those?
  19. The Day Comedy Won: How 30 Rock Beat Studio 60 on the Sunset StripLast month, NBC picked up 30 Rock for a sixth season, which must be celebrated as a miracle when one considers what Tina Fey’s “comedy show […]
  20. tv news
    Aaron Sorkin Is Doing Another TV Show About a TV ShowHow many behind-the-scenes shows can TV take?
  21. apropos of nothing
    ‘30 Rock’ Kicks ‘Studio 60’ One Last TimeTim Conway plays the ‘30 Rock’ version of Eli Wallach’s noble ‘Studio 60’ character.
  22. the take
    Is ‘The Wire’ Turning Into ‘Studio 60’?Great Mencken’s ghost, these purple barroom orations!
  23. apropos of nothing
    Great Moments in Addiction Subplots
  24. the take
    ‘Studio 60’ Returns, Just in Time Not to Matter
  25. cultural capital
    Things Finally Looking Up for ‘Studio 60’ We don’t know yet how NBC flacks will spin the last night’s ratings for Studio 60 (with which — the ratings, not the show — we’re a little bit obsessed). So we’ll do it for them: According to our calculations, Monday marks the first-ever time that an episode of NBC’s embattled skit-show-within-hectoring-dramedy pulled in more viewers than the previous one. That’s right: For its entire ten-episode run to date, Studio 60 was on an unbroken slide. After the original catastrophic plummet from the pilot’s 13.14 million viewers to the second episode’s 10.82 to the third one’s 8.85, it has been steadily losing 20,000 to 50,000 viewers each week. Critical accolades didn’t help (not that any, it should be noted, came from this magazine). But lo! Monday’s audience numbered 7.45 million versus last week’s 7.31, reversing the season-long death spiral. The lesson? Sanctimony sells! Update: Now we know: “STUDIO 60 SCORES HIGHEST RATINGS IN SEVEN WEEKS ACROSS ALL KEY ADULTS,” proclaims the NBC release. Earlier: Early-Adopter Fans Kill ‘Studio 60’! (Maybe.) The Aaron Sorkin Show [NYM]
  26. cultural capital
    Early-Adopter Fans Kill ‘Studio 60’! (Maybe.) On last night’s episode of Studio 60, the fictional president of the fictional network explains the ultra-desirable demographic of “alpha consumers,” by way of an extended Vanity Fair plug. That magazine’s readers, says Jordan McDeere, are ideal viewers for her show: “The first to know, the first to try, and the first to buy. They are influencers and pleasure-seekers.” Given the real Studio 60’s Nielsens performance, we can’t help wondering if these moneyed early adopters are precisely the problem.