Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - The Complete Series

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One of the two NBC series debuting in the fall of 2006 which took place backstage at a Saturday Night Live-style comedy show (the other was 30 Rock), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was the brainchild of The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin. This weekly, hour-long dramedy concerned itself with the million-and-one intrigues behind the hallowed walls of the fictional "NBS" network, where ambitious new president Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet) was determined to pump fresh blood into the network's anemic Prime Time schedule. Over...
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Overview

One of the two NBC series debuting in the fall of 2006 which took place backstage at a Saturday Night Live-style comedy show (the other was 30 Rock), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was the brainchild of The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin. This weekly, hour-long dramedy concerned itself with the million-and-one intrigues behind the hallowed walls of the fictional "NBS" network, where ambitious new president Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet) was determined to pump fresh blood into the network's anemic Prime Time schedule. Over the objections of imperious NBS chairman Jack Rudolph (Steve Weber), McDeere rehired writer Matt Albie (Matthew Perry) and Cal Shanley (Timothy Busfield), who had been fired from the staff of the network's weekly ensemble-comedy offering "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" two years before. It was hoped that Albie and Shanley could save the flagging property from cancellation, a formidable task in that "Studio 60" was already collapsing from within thanks to a surfeit of egotism and ill-will. For head writer Matt Albie, the challenge was doubly difficult: it so happened that "Studio 60"'s star Harriet Hayes (Sarah Paulson) was his former lover. Fortunately, Matt and Cal worked together so harmoniously that it would seem that Jordan McDeere's strategy for rescuing her network from oblivion was sheer brilliance. . .maybe. Other regulars included D.L.. Hughley and Nathan Corddry, respectively, as popular "Studio 60" cast members Simon Styles and Tom Jeter. Filled to overflowing with smart-and-savvy inside references to the state of network TV in the first decade of the 21st century (many of the "jokes" were at the expense of the series' host network NBC), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip premiered September 18, 2006.
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Special Features

Pilot episode commentary by Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme; In Depth: The evolution of Studio 60
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2007
  • UPC: 085391173229
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Digi-Pak / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 15:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,584

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew Perry Matt Albie
Bradley Whitford Danny Tripp
Amanda Peet Jordan McDeere
Steven Weber Jack Rudolph
Sarah Paulson Harriet Hayes
Timothy Busfield Cal Shanley
D.L. Hughley Simon Stiles
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      Pilot
         Commentary by Creator Aaron Sorkin and Director Thomas Schlamme
      The Cold Open
      The Focus Group
      The West Coast Delay
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
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Disc #2 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      The Long Lead Story
      The Wrap Party
      Nevada Day Part I
      Nevada Day Part II
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
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Disc #3 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      The Option Period
      B-12
      The Christmas Show
      Monday
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
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Disc #4 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      The Harriet Dinner Part I
      The Harriet Dinner Part II
      The Friday Night Slaughter
      4 AM Miracle
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
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Disc #5 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      The Disaster Show
      Breaking News
      K&R Part I
      K&R Part II
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
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Disc #6 -- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series
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   Episodes
      K&R Part III
      What Kind of Day Has it Been
   Special Features
      In Depth: The Evolution of Studio 60
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English 5.1
      Subtitles: English (For the Hearing Impaired)
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Chinese
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    So Very Sorkin

    If you love Aaron Sorkin's work, you will love this short-lived series. If you find it annoying, please move along. The actors are all great and there are plenty of cool guest stars. Judd Hirsch and Allison Janney in particular come to mind.

    The other good news is that the series had enough notice of its pending doom that it had a decent finale. I wish that NBC had given it a better chance in the first place.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    "Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip" was, by far, the best new program of last season. It's no wonder that NBC cancelled it way too quickly. Centered around a fictitious late night sketch comedy program, it was one of those shows that will make you laugh, it will make you cry, but, most importantly, it will make you think about and question the state of our media today. It attempted to raise the level of debate in this country about important issues. It's a shame that network television hasn't got the spine or the guts to air more programming like this--at least not for very long. My praise goes to Aaron Sorkin, the show's creator (who also gave us "The West Wing" and the also cancelled-too-soon "Sports Night"), for giving us another show that tried to make television a better place. Too bad the networks didn't agree.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best in a long time!

    Wish the network hadn't been so quick to cancel a great show...and yet they have crap still on the air. What a shame. Wish all the pseudo-intellectuals who trashed this show had kept their mouths shut, so the rest of us could still be enjoying this gem of a show.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another Sorkin Success

    My favorite weekly of that year - If you like this show - you should try sports night from a few years ago - same great writing - same great 'thinking humor'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not all Sorkin's fault

    Aaron Sorkin is not the only person to blame. Maybe he is difficult and expensive, but for quality like this, NBC should have been kissing his toes and begging him to come back. Smart, funny, touching...and so much better than 30 Rock

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What Might Have Been

    If you need to blame someone for the demise of this show, blame Aaron Sorkin. A talented guy, to be sure, but his self-indulgence and (dare I say it) laziness made Studio 60 a show you wanted to like, but just... couldn't. Certainly not the fault of the ensemble cast, featuring great work by Matthew Perry and Steven Weber. Worth watching, if only for the nuggets of gold buried below the surface.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best show that never was

    This was the best new show in 2006-2007. It's really a shame that it never was given the opportunity to shine. The cast was terrific, talented and worked well together. It's a drama about a comedy show, it's not meant to be slapstick funny. I'm going to miss watching it every week, but at least I'll have my dvd. This was the first Sorkin production I ever watched, I'm now off to buy West Wing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too good for NBC

    I don't know what all the complaints were about. I mean, NBC brings back "The Bionic Woman" and schedules reruns on Saturday night, but can't find room for something intelligent? Give me a break. This next TV season will go down as the worst ever. All this Sci-Fi crap and no familiar faces. The networks have learned nothing. All the good stuff's on in the summer on cable. NBC probably won't have a show this good on again for, say 3-4 years.

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