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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 18, 2006
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Timothy Busfield, Matthew Perry, Steven Weber
  • Summary: The latest series from "West Wing" and "Sports Night" creator Aaron Sorkin borrows stylistically from each of those shows, taking viewers behind the scenes of a struggling "Saturday Night Live"-type sketch comedy progam on the fictitious NBS network.
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Creator: Aaron Sorkin, Mark Goffman
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 18, 2006
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" lives up to the advance hype, easily qualifying as one of the best new broadcast series of the fall.
  2. Sorkin brings the same intensity and political sensibilities to the story.
  3. 88
    Fans of Sorkin's years on "The West Wing" will likely enjoy "Studio 60." And there should be enough mature viewers who crave bright writing to make the show a sudden mainstay.
  4. As good a cast as you'll find anywhere on TV.... But in the end, the decisive question may be whether inner TV provides as much material as the inner White House.
  5. 70
    The banter between Perry and Whitfield... is dazzling enough to make one forget the pilot's storytelling sins.
  6. Here's hoping that the strong whiff of sanctimony in the pilot of "Studio 60" is blown away by fresh air in future episodes.
  7. 30
    Really, I just wish it were funny. Not walking-banter funny, or look-what-I-know funny, but funny funny. Even a little bit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 221
  1. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    Very re-watchable. So many jokes, delivered so quickly and effortlessly. I thoroughly enjoyed this. A great season finale, although it's shame there was only one season. Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    10
    One of the best shows i have ever watched. Very funny and smart, i really can't believe it was cancelled. Great cast and well done by Sorkin. Matthew Perry is AMAZING!!! Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    10
    This is one of my fav shows bought it dead cheap burned through it. Beside form the a great cast and direction the reason why i love the show is the writing. It has drama, suspense, comedy but not for the sake of it like and great character development. Lot of people are upset that it did not get a second season but if i am honest i don't care i care if a show gets canned and it is left on a cliffhanger of with questions not answered. Unlike this show where it had a great wrap up where everything was answered which was great. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2011
    9
    Such a shame the show was cancelled, the only reason it lost a point on my behalf is because towards the end it turned into more of a romcom. However if you are contemplating watching it I would highly recommend you do. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    Excellent show. As another user stated "I can`t believe this show was canceled!", exactly my sentiment's. It's that good. Why oh why do the Hollywood powers that be never seem to get it? This one was a winner. Hopefully Matthew Perry will return to being funny in his next creation - 'Go On simply ain't cutting it for me. Expand
  6. Feb 11, 2013
    2
    I'm pretty sure this was sorkin's punishment for west wing. you'll probably enjoy this if you are thirty-something female who believes in fairies or will watch anything with 'angel' in the title. Expand

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