Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 18, 2006
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    There's a wonderful cast here... There's even an intriguing core idea... But the show also feels phony from beginning to end.
  2. Last fall, "Studio 60" would have easily been the best new drama; this fall, it's lucky to squeeze into the top five, and a lot of that is based on potential more than what's on screen.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    50
    The show feels weighed down by its own clout. [25 Sep 2006, p.43]
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    50
    From the mood lighting and stirring music to the hot-button story lines to the characters' arias on the august legacy of their show, Sorkin makes running a comedy program seem like negotiating an arms treaty.
  5. 60
    Sorkin aspires to "importance," which can sometimes curdle into pretentiousness.
  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. If [Sorkin] intends to preach off-key sermons every week, “Studio 60” is going to get old fast.
  8. Here it feels as if Sorkin has chosen an outdated media milieu for his secular humanist dramaturgy. His first TV series, "Sports Night," was ahead of the times, but "Studio 60" is behind them.
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 327 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 221
  1. RenataP
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    I can`t believe this show was canceled!
  2. 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 theExcellent 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. Full Review »
  3. MaryB
    Oct 30, 2006
    10
    Intelligent, balanced, personal.