Saturday, September 16, 2006

Studio 60 Debuts Monday 10PM NBC

The first time a lot of us Sorkin fans heard about Studio 60 was during a Charlie Rose interview in 2003:
I hope it's going to be what 'Larry Sanders' did with ... talkshows. I would like to do that with latenight sketch comedy -- with 'Saturday Night Live': in other words, behind the scenes at a network latenight sketch-comedy, edgy show.
Then, last October 5th, the trades reported the following:
Sorkin is expected to personally deliver the script for his project to networks as early as Friday. A WBTV reprep wouldn't comment, but two industry insiders said it's believed Sorkin is focusing his firepower on showbiz, with a behind-the-scenes show set at a "Saturday Night Live"-style skein
And, on October 15:
"The West Wing" ticket of Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme is in the running again at NBC, which outbid CBS late last week for their very expensive drama pilot from Warner Bros. Television. But instead of probing the corridors of the White House, the hourlong series will be set in what seems a lot like the peacock's own house. A draft of Sorkin's spec script making the rounds in Hollywood last week depicts the behind-the-scenes tumult of a fictional sketch-comedy show in the mold of "Saturday Night Live," as well as the corporate culture of a TV network not unlike NBC.
Now, the show is set to premiere on NBC Monday night at 10 amid reports that female lead Amanda Peet is pregnant.

Ah, series television. Never a dull moment.

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