Studio 60 lands on fall schedule

By Colin Mahan

May 05, 2006

Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip, Aaron Sorkin's backstage satire of an SNL-type sketch comedy show, has been officially added to NBC's fall schedule.

The show chronicles a fictional sketch comedy show broadcast from Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip. The series stars ex-Friends Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford (late of West Wing), Amanda Peet, and comedian D.L. Hughley. It is executive-produced by Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme, who created The West Wing.

At the same network, SNL star Tina Fey is readying another show, currently titled The Tina Fey Show, about the backstage goings-on at a network sketch comedy show similar to SNL. In addition to Fey, the show stars SNL host favorite Alec Baldwin.

It is unknown how the Studio 60 announcement will affect Fey's chances of being added to the schedule. Sorkin's show is a one-hour comedy/drama, while Fey's is being pitched as a purely comedic half-hour sitcom.

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  • 49thSurvivor May 05, 2006

    This is easily my most anticipated show of the new season.

    But seeing as NBC payed millions of dollars for the pilot alone, it's not really a surprised that this is getting picked up.

  • TheVertMan May 05, 2006

    Oh yeh baby. Look who's in the on the ground floor! ME!