Watch Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

This Aaron Sorkin dramedy stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, and Amanda Peet as the executives behind a late-night sketch comedy show. As corporate and creative interests collide, the cast and crew at fictional Studio 60 face personal and professional challenges.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip features a large ensemble cast and frequent guest stars in order to depict the chaos and backstage drama at a live network production. Many of the show's supporting characters emerge with strong storylines. For instance, ensemble member Sarah Paulson has a memorable role as a versatile comedienne navigating the complicated romantic history she shares with her producer (Matthew Perry). Dialogue between the characters mimics fast-paced banter, and the overall tone of the show is frequently ironic.

In addition to following the characters' personal stories, the series also tackles more serious topics such as the vexed relationship among religion, politics, and entertainment. This series consists of twenty-two episodes in total.

Warner Bros.
1 Season, 22 Episodes
September 18, 2006
Drama
8.2/10
Cast: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber
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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Full Episode Guide

  • Danny, Jordan, Tom, and Simon's long day finally comes to an end. Meanwhile, Matt and Harriet have a new start in their relationship.

  • Matt develops an obsession for Italian opera that threatens their Friday deadline for the next show. Meanwhile, Danny tries to figure out why Jordan is avoiding him; Jack has a nervous breakdown; and the studio's lack of fruit raises questions among the cast and crew.

  • Simon loses control and takes it out on the press. Meanwhile, Jordan's condition worsens and flashbacks reveal why Denny and Matt were first fired from the show.

  • Following her pregnancy complications, Jordan is rushed into emergency surgery. Meanwhile, Tom's brother's condition worsens.

  • During a live taping of a show, Jordan experiences emergency pregnancy complications. While Jordan is taken to the hospital, Tom has to deal with an unfolding emergency of his own. Meanwhile, Matt's pill abuse is uncovered.

  • Allison Janney hosts an episode of Studio 60 and everything that could go wrong does as the propmasters and cue cardsmen go on strike.

  • While the rest of the cast and crew are attending a dinner to honor Harriet, Danny and Jordan are locked on the roof of the theater together. At the dinner, what's left of Harriet's relationship with Matt begins to fall apart.

  • While the rest of the cast and crew are attending a dinner to honor Harriet, Danny and Jordan are locked on the roof of the theater together. At the dinner, what's left of Harriet's relationship with Matt begins to fall apart.

  • The cast returns to the studio after their Christmas break, ready to get the show back in swing for the new year. While the cast and crew prepare for their first show, Danny continues to pursue Jordan. Meanwhile, Matt tries to win a date with Harriet by bidding on her in an online auction. However, Matt doesn't realize that winning the date will be the beginning of the end for them. Elsewhere, Jordan meets Hallie, the new Vice President of Alternative programming, but their meeting is anything but perfect.

  • With Christmas nearing, as well as the annual holiday Studio 60 episode, Matt sets himself on a personal mission to spread holiday cheer at the studio. Meanwhile, Danny is forced to confront his true feelings for Jordan.

  • A virus runs rampant though the cast and crew, but the show must press on despite the illnesses and a small writing staff. Meanwhile, Jordan delivers surprising news to Danny.

  • Jack has to get Tom out of a small town jail to make it back for his show that night. Back at the studio, tempers flare as tension heats up between Matt and Harriet.

  • Members of the Studio 60 staff travel to Nevada to get Tom out of jail and make it back before Friday's taping. There they encounter a judge who isn't a fan of the show and his disdain for the show interferes with their plan to get Tom before taping starts.

  • At an aftershow party, Jordan, tipsy after a few drinks, makes friends with the cast of the show. In order to get Matt\'s mind off of Harriet, Danny decides to hire three beautiful women. Meanwhile, Cal encounters a mysterious man backstage and Simon campaigns for more black writers.

  • As the cast rehearses the upcoming episode featuring Lauren Graham and Sting, a reporter tries to land a story about Matt and Harriet past history together. Meanwhile, Jordan deals the the backlash after she passes on a new reality series.

  • After 90 seconds of questionable material airs, the crew scrambles to recover. Meanwhile, Matt has to come up with a response to a gift from one of Harriet's fans and Jordan looks over an article written about the show.

  • A network focus group comes to the set, sending a scare through the cast and crew that the initial spike in the ratings after Matt and Danny took charge were just a fluke.

  • The Studio 60 cast and crew continue to deal with the fallout of Wes' on-air breakdown, as well as adjusting to Matt and Danny's management. Harriet finds out that Matt is sleeping with Jeannie, a cast member and writer. Meanwhile, Jeannie stresses when a sketch she pitched doesn't go over as well as she hoped; and the team scrambles to find a musical guest when the lead singer for The White Stripes catches tonsillitis.

  • The Executive Producer of a sketch show entitled Studio 60, which is celebrating it's 20th season, has a melt-down on air and is fired from the show. He leaves behind a PR disaster and a show in need of new management and guidance. Network president Jordan McDeere hires Danny Tripp and Matt Albie as Executive Producers for the show, hoping that together they can save the show.

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