I just watched Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

September 19th, 2006

And I have two questions:

1.) Shouldn’t a TV show about a comedy show be funny?

2.) And is Aaron Sorkin contractually obligated to use the same actors in all his shows?

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  • 1. folkbum  |  September 20th, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    1.) Sorkin’s “Sports Night” had no actual sports in it. (It did, however, have Robert Guillaume. He classes up a joint, I tell you what.)

    2.) Bradley Whitford and Tim Busfield are the only carryovers from “West Wing.” But, yeah, he has a stable of actors he really likes to use.

    My question: Who among us really believes that Nate Corddry is one of the “big three” from the show-in-the-show?

  • 2. Administrator  |  September 20th, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    Robert Gullaume? I LOVE that guy.

    Why isn’t HE on the new show?

    And who gets rid of Judd Hirsch right off?

  • 3. Sean Hackbarth  |  September 21st, 2006 at 6:51 pm

    Sounds like the show isn’t anywhere near “Sports Night” quality. Too bad. I miss it, even the re-runs.

  • 4. Peter  |  September 25th, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    TV Land has regular rotations of the Robert Guillaume sitcom “Benson.”

    I can laugh myself silly at episodes I’ve seen numerous times, but Guillaume’s comic timing, along with a great supporting cast, is as good as ever.

    I must confess, I never saw Sports Night.

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