11/10/2006

The Best News I've Heard All Day...















This comes from comingsoon.net.

NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed, first-year drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET) for the remainder of the 2006-07 season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

"I am pleased to show our support for this outstanding and ambitious effort from executive producers Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme," said Reilly. "From the start, they have delivered the superb show that we wanted. The critical support has been rock-solid and there is a passionate core audience. We can't wait for what's going to come in the remainder of the season."

Emmy Award-winning executive producer-writer (NBC's "The West Wing") Sorkin and Emmy-winning executive producer-director ("The West Wing") Schlamme returned to television this Fall 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).

The series is a production of Warner Bros. Television.

3 comments:

tara said...

I agree, I love this show! We finally got around to watching an epoisode last night that was recorded from who knows when. It was a really good one. We're still not caught up. I especially like Matthew Perry's character.

Alli Hibb said...

Hooray! I heard this on the radio yesterday, and I was VERY excited.

BW said...

Yay! I didn't want this to be another show I like that gets canned.