TV.com's The Gab: Heroes, Studio 60, Sopranos

Heroes fly home this summer?

Though season one of superhero show Heroes still has a few episodes left, fans can't wait to get their hands on the upcoming DVD set. The problem is, they don't know when it will be released.

Those looking to buy it will have to wait until late summer, says TVShowsOnDVD.com. The site says that "Universal has pegged the release for the last Tuesday of August," making it the 28th of the month.

But don't mark your calendars just yet. As quick as the site was to say August 28, it also said nothing is official and offered up no sourcing. Take this information with a grain of salt for the time being.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip stripped

This is the ugly time of year where many shows find out they won't be returning. Yesterday the axe fell on cult fave Gilmore Girls, and many think the next to get canned may be Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. NBC had high hopes for the drama, which stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, and Amanda Peet, but viewers didn't bite.

While the public may be kept in the dark, the question of whether it will return has already been answered, says Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to Owen, the show's sets are already being dismantled. "Shows don't come back from that," he says.

HBO pulls tablecloth from Sopranos dinner

Patrons at a bar in the nation's capitol got a kick out of watching HBO's Sopranos together at the watering hole, so the owner decided to make a night out of it. Each Sunday, Nathan's in Georgetown hosted an Italian-themed night featuring fresh pasta and dinner specials, while the mafia hit played on the establishment's TVs.

The neighborhood night caught the eye of a Washington Post journalist, who wrote up an article about the event in the paper. While that would generally be a boon for the business, it ultimately became its bust.

In light of the night getting more press, the bar was forced to shut down the weekly dinner after Comcast stopped providing the eatery with an HBO feed, says the Post. The night, which brought in an extra 30 customers each Sunday, was in violation of HBO's policy of showing its content to the public. "As a paid television network, HBO can't be shown in a public forum," HBO rep Jeff Cusson told the Post.

"What's the harm in letting this little place show the few remaining episodes?" said bar owner Carol Joynt. "It's not like we were pulling in the entire metro area. It was this innocent, customer-driven fan event."

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I really enjoyed Studio 60 and I can't beleive they are taking it off the air. I really hope they bring it back. It was just getting good as it finished. Please bring it back.
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I love Studio 60. Bring it back!!!! Matthew and Bradley are so funny together.
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Love Heroes, and I just started watching Studio 60 and I think is a clever well written show...hope theyll give it more episodes.
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I tried the first few episodes of Studio 60 but couldn't get into it. I will miss Sopranos.
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Both excellent shows. Hate to see Sunset go.
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I tried hard to like Studio 60, but after the first month I found I just couldn't get the effort to watch an uninteresting show about what was quite possibly the worst comedy show ever to exist (worse even than Mad TV and the past decade or so of Saturday Night Live). It just sat on the TiVo and mocked me, I knew I'd watch it, but it was a chore until I eventually decided that it was only going to get worse, not better.

If only NBC could have canceled it sooner due to it's obvious failure, but kept Andy Barker P.I. after it's impressive critical success... rather than burying the last two episodes on a Saturday night after barely a month.
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OK, so maybe Studio 60 isn't as good as The West Wing. But it gave me the Alan Sorkin fix I needed. I hope they keep it around, I really think it will get better with time!
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oooh heroes :D
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I never missed an episode of Studio 60. I will truly miss it. The New Orleans band ending was rediculously touching.
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Studio 60 was a clever show. Brilliantly written and very well acted. It obviously had to go!!
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Didn't much care for Studio 60 but Heros is a show that I've become quite a big fan of over the past month.
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I actually really enjoyed Studio 60, I guess being a Matthew Perry fan helped but I thought it was a really good show! Heroes is awesome and i can't wait til the DVD comes out to watch again and find anything I missed.
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please don't cancel Studio 60!!!
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Studio 60 was crap and I'm glad to see it flushed.
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Clever well, written and brilliantly cast sum both of those shows. With Heroes the best is yet to come, and can't wiat for the DVD, but to cancel Studio 60 is a crying shame. It is a wonderful, witty, insightful and emotional show, the like of which we see all too rarely. Keep it coming NBC people will catch on.
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I tried liking Studio 60, but it was way too self-involved for me to like it. I think it tried too hard to be like the West Wing, but it just didn't work out. IMHO, 60 started out good, but it just became bogged down in itself and got ridiculous.
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Arrrrggghh! is my response to the news about Studio 60. I looked forward to its return--and adult, well-written, *funny*, smart shows are hard to come by!

I do hope Heroes will debut on DVD soon: so many viewers (not me, but many I know) found the pace too quick to catch all the details (and didn't have SciFi channel to watch the reruns); having the DVD to view/pause/rewind as necessary will keep me from having to fill in so many gaps. Hee!
As to the HBO sitch: Petty!
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Heroes: I hope the DVDs have outakes.



NBC really should have give Studio 60 more of a chance -- the Black Donolly's sucks. I can't beleive that HBO pulled their show from that restaurant. It's only 30 people and it's the last season. What jerks!
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oh man. NBC never gives show the proper chance. Studio 60 was really well scripted and welldone, with an amazing cast.
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I don't understand why Studio 60 wasn't a hit...I loved it and thought it was clever...unfortunately not everyone thought so
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Heroes on DVD is something I want..... Friday Night Lights is another I'll be watching for as well
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Studio 60 is the best! Hope the rumors are not true.
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They should have given Studio 60 more of a chance.
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Don't even want it.
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Never seen Studio 60 on the sunset strip. I can not wait to get Heroes on DVD.
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Studio 60 was a well scripted show! sad to see it gone!
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