Wes Mendell (Judd Hirsch) is the former executive producer and creator of Studio 60. In "The West Coast Delay", it is revealed that he was forced out of the show originally for supporting talk show host Bill Maher in the light of comments that Maher made following the September 11 terrorist attacks. 7. Wiki Content. It is revealed in a flashback scene in "K & R, Part I" that Matt never saw Andy smile until he walked into the writer's room in 2001 and announced his daughter's birth. [4], Harriet Hayes (Sarah Paulson) is a "multi-talented"[3] performer and one of the "Big Three" main stars of Studio 60. After Matt and Danny's initial departure from the show, Andy's wife and daughter died in tragic circumstances. With Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber. Cal is thoroughly upbeat with an equally fast-and-fluid sense of humor and extremely efficient at his job when circumstances change. 68 Pages. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an American comedy-drama television series created and … Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip Wiki. He is in charge of Standards and Practices and responsible for cutting a controversial sketch in "Pilot". | 74%. 1. Tim Batale is an anagram of Matt Albie. Tim gets fired for being high, and tries to "write his way back onto the show" by having Joe put his sketch in the pile for Wes to read. Jordan McDeere (22 episodes, 2006-2007) Bradley Whitford. Harriet Hayes (22 episodes, 2006 … Matt refers to them as "Beavis and Hackboy". This article contains summaries of characters appearing on the TV series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She is described in the pilot script as an "instantly likeable 30-something"[3] and "someone who every man's wife can find an irrational reason to hate". Hughley. He is referenced in various episodes, but appears only in the pilot. In the same episode, Tom mentions that he sent body armor to his younger brother Mark's unit in Afghanistan. Danny has to complete 18 months of clean drug tests to obtain completion bonds as a film director; while this information was confidential, Jordan McDeere discovers this via a personal contact and offers Danny a two-year contract of convenience on Studio 60 - "...this way, it works out for everybody". Matt Albie (22 episodes, 2006-2007) Amanda Peet. Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip had the capacity to be one of the all-time greats. Cast & Crew Top Series Cast. Timothy Busfield, 63 Cal Shanley. 4. Matthew Albie is a fictional character on the U.S. TV series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, played by Matthew Perry. Despite his Jewish heritage, he is an atheist and has liberal political leanings, which causes tension between him and Harriet. Herb Sheldon (John F. Carpenter) is the announcer for the show. Simon Stiles (22 Episodes) Sarah Paulson. All-Star Cast: This was a TV show with a feature-film-worthy cast of regulars. The cast was filled with actors who excelled in … Matthew Perry. His power is dwindling and he is furious with the network for bowing down to the FCC and religious groups. The cut results in a furious on-air rant from Wes. She is also known for Making it Legal, Back to You, and Strange Wilderness. With Danny, Matt has gone from strength to strength, with the pair going onto films and Matt even winning a Writer's Guild Award on the night featured in the pilot. This revelation leads Harriet to blow up at Matt in front of the show's writing team. Martha O'Dell (Christine Lahti) is a journalist writing a "long lead story" about Matt and Danny's return to Studio 60 for Vanity Fair. Watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - Season 1, Episode 11 - The Christmas Show: With a holiday show on the horizon, Matt is determined to bring the Christmas spirit to Studio 60. Jordan McDeere (22 Episodes) Bradley Whitford. | In "Nevada Day 2", Matt picks Dylan to perform in the "News 60" sketch in case Simon doesn't return from Nevada in time for the show; Dylan is very insecure and self-conscious about his appearance in such a high-profile role until Matt goads Jeannie into flattering and flirting with Dylan to boost his confidence. Studio 60 employed a broad ensemble cast that portrayed the rotating personnel involved in the prStudio 60 employed a broad ensemble cast that portrayed the rotating personnel involved in the production of a late-night comedy show.oduction of a late-night comedy show. Tim Batale was a person who Matt Albie remembered working at Studio 60 when he was originally a staff writer. List of cast members, left to right (as seen in the image): Danny Tripp (Bradley Whitford) is a producer who takes over show-running duties with Matt Albie, his long-time friend, and who worked on the show four years prior, before leaving with Matt over disagreements with network executives. Maisie (Michael Hyatt) was Matt's assistant before she left the show with Ricky and Ron. A large part of … Series Cast 72. Aaron Sorkin’s world was one of competence. Watch full episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at TVGuide.com A Christian group is threatening to protest and boycott the show, the musical guest suddenly becomes unavailable, and Matt is obsessing over the show's opening skit. I don't find you charming." Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip For Aaron Sorkin, let's hope third time is once again a charm. Tom Jeter (Nate Corddry) is another of the show's "Big Three". Cast. Suzanne (Merritt Wever) used to be a PA on the show before becoming Matt's assistant. After attending the Yale School of Drama, and frustrated about parts lost to other prominent black performers (Jamie Foxx, Will Smith and Denzel Washington are named as examples), Simon was recruited to the cast of Studio 60. She appears only in the "Pilot" episode. Bradley Whitford, 61 Danny Tripp . https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/studio-60-on-the-sunset-strip/cast/281244 [verification needed] Tom and Simon are united by their "mutual respect, their dedication to their show and nothing else. Danny is apparently largely based on Aaron Sorkin's frequent collaborator and Studio 60 executive producer Thomas Schlamme,[1] although Danny's drug relapse corresponds with Sorkin's personal history.[2]. Samantha Li (Camille Chen) is one of the cast members of Studio 60. Andy Mackinaw (Mark McKinney) was introduced in "B-12" after Ricky and Ron's departure (from the prior episode: "The Option Period") when Matt needed an extra writer's help. With Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber. Blair (Donna Murphy) was Danny Tripp's personal assistant before he got hired at Studio 60. Tom Jeter (22 Episodes) Timothy Busfield . She is an evangelical Baptist and has recorded a successful album of spiritual music. Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet) is the recently promoted President for Entertainment Programming for the network NBS (National Broadcasting System) of which Studio 60 is the flagship show. Andy was previously a writer on Studio 60 years before, while Matt and Danny were still there. While Jordan's previous credentials are impressive, she knows that confidence in her is not very high (on the pilot, she mentions that on the day of the announcement of her hiring, the share price of NBS's parent company instantly took a 3/8 point dip) and the pressure on her to deliver is strong, with particularly intense scrutiny coming from network chairman Jack Rudolph. Where 30 Rock is comedy all the way, Studio 60 is a drama-an Aaron Sorkin/Thomas Schlamme masterpiece. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Directed by Daniel Attias. This was going to be Sorkin’s defining triumph. 3. All-Star Cast: This was a TV show with a feature-film-worthy cast of regulars. It premiered on November 27, 2006. In "The Option Period", Ricky and Ron leave the show to pursue a spin-off pilot on Fox of "Peripheral Vision Man", a Studio 60 sketch. This also puts him in an awkward position; he has recently ended a relationship with Studio 60 star Harriet Hayes, for whom he still holds strong personal feelings. In the pilot, he allows Wes to rant unscripted for 53 seconds on live television, despite threats from network Standards and Practices executive Jerry; Danny so highly approved that he told Cal he would have earned a raise had he let Wes rant for 54 seconds. Danny claims to be the smarter of the Matt and Danny duo, a contention Matt doesn't argue with. Jack Rudolph (22 Episodes) D. L. Hughley. He has two children he is putting through private school. Amanda Peet, 48 Jordan McDeere. He has at least one recurring sketch, The Nicolas Cage Show, in which he plays the title character, and has also portrayed Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller on the show. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator, "Aaron Sorkin" wanted Perry and only Perry for the role so he refused to give up and eventually convinced Perry to take the job. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip For Aaron Sorkin, let's hope third time is once again a charm. He started dating Harriet after she sang the National Anthem at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Drama 2006. It's the week of Matt and Danny's first show. Matt began working at Studio 60 in 1997, but remained largely anonymous until 1999, when Harriet Hayes joined the cast. Watch full episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and get the latest breaking news, exclusive videos and pictures, episode recaps and much more at TVGuide.com Marylyn Rudolph (Kirstin Pierce) is the wife of Jack Rudolph (Steven Weber). Jack Rudolph (22 Episodes) D. L. Hughley. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey. He may be based on black SNL player with a long tenure but a low comedic ceiling, Tim Meadows. While his comedic skills and gifts for character parody are acknowledged, he is self-critical and often looks on the Internet at critics' appraisals. It premiered on May 24, 2007. Jerry Jones (Michael Stuhlbarg) works for NBS as network censor. Jeannie Whatley (Ayda Field) is a cast member who sleeps with Matt from time to time. She has an obvious sexual and romantic interest in Matt. Wilson White (Edward Asner) is the Chairman of Tunney Media Group, the parent company of the National Broadcasting System. Kim Tao (Julia Ling) is the daughter of Zhang Tao and a viola prodigy. Camille Chen, 41 Samantha Li. However, it is seen by his subsequent place in the "Big Three", the enthusiastic response of the audience to his warm-up to the show, and the respect shown to him by Danny in the initial episodes that Simon has rightfully earned his place in the Studio 60 cast. In the events of the pilot, he is the catalyst that brings Matt and Danny back to the show, fired on the night for the hijacking of the live broadcast of Studio 60 and ranting an improvised tirade, similar to that in the film Network (which is commented on in the pilot itself), venting against bureaucratic control, the influence of minority groups in the censorship of the network, and the nature of the broadcast industry. Simon Stiles (22 episodes, 2006-2007) Sarah Paulson. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. Mary Tate (Kari Matchett) is a lawyer from Gage Whitney Pace who is investigating a sexual harassment suit by Karen Salzburg, a writer who was fired from the show. A framed cast signed photo from the cast of Aaron Sorkin’s short-lived comedy drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. She reappears a few episodes later at the end of a dinner honoring Harriet and helps Matt back to the theater, where she reveals that she is newly engaged. Luke Scott (Josh Stamberg) used to be a writer on the show and is Matt's main rival for Harriet. | Co-Executive Producer. Studio 60 is a theater built in the early 20th century that was originally called The Addison. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was a show that had all the right ingredients to obtain success when it premiered back in 2006. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Christina Kiang Booth & Cinque Henderson. The arrogance extended to filling the cast with a murderer’s row of familiar faces. Matthew Perry. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip For Aaron Sorkin, let's hope third time is once again a charm. 9. They stepped into the creative void left by Danny and Matt when the pair quit, and in the pilot are portrayed as poor writers, "hacks" and command little professional respect from the stars of the show. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Seven Reasons Why It’s Not Cancelled February 12, 2007 Studio 60, Smith, Twenty Good Years, Kidnapped: TV Series Finale Podcast #9 Pilot. She first appears in the episode "Monday". Simon Stiles (D. L. Hughley) is the final member of the "Big Three". Jack reports to Wilson White, Chairman of TMG, NBS's parent company. View All Photos (19) Seasons. Ayda Field who you might remember from Days of our Lives (Okay, I might remember her from Days of our Lives. Kevin Yu (Kelvin Yu) is Jordan's assistant. Directed by Thomas Schlamme. Danny Tripp; Matt Albie; Jordan McDeere; Harriet Hayes; Simon Stiles; Jack Rudolph; Cal Shanley; Episodes. Matt Albie (22 Episodes) Amanda Peet. In "The Cold Open", Jordan proposes a network policy of charging a 20% "cowardice fee" surcharge for advertisers who had acquiesced to boycotts by the Christian right but came back after the boycotted show in question turned out to be successful. 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