NBC has added Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
to its Fall 2006-07 primetime schedule. Among the stars of the ensemble cast are Matthew Perry
, Amanda Peet
, Bradley Whitford
, Sarah Paulson
, D.L. Hughley
, Nathan Corddry, Timothy Busfield
, Steven Weber
, Evan Handler
and Carlos Jacott.
Producer Aaron Sorkin returns to television with this crackling take on the drama behind the humor of producing a popular, late-night comedy sketch show, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He lays bare the backstage politics, romances and delicate balance between creative talent, on-air personalities and network executives in an instant text-messaging world.
Prominent are Jordan McDeere (Peet), a savvy new network entertainment chief who inherits a massive public relations disaster on the series - even before she starts her first day - and Matt Albie (Perry) and Danny Tripp (Whitford), a brilliant creative team that she wants to resurrect the program. Also playing crucial roles are the sketch comedy series stars Harriet Hayes (Paulson), Simon Stiles (Hughley) and Tom Jeter (Corddry), their normally cool-headed director, Cal Shanley (Busfield) as well as supreme network honcho Jack Rudolph (Weber).