As expected, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the critically acclaimed series from writer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) is finally going to be aired by Channel Nine, but only on 9HD.
The short-lived drama starring Matthew Perry will air from 10:30pm Thursday October 9th.
After his take on the US government in The West Wing, Sorkin then turned his attention to network television itself. Studio 60 is a drama about the behind-the-scenes workings of a sketch / variety show, in the style of Saturday Night Live. Perry plays a writer and executive producer of the show.
In the US many argued the show was too smart and too insular for a wider audience. Only 22 episodes were made. A string of guest appearances feature in the series including Felicity Huffman, Mark Wahlberg, Jason Alexander, Howie Mandel, Masi Oka, Rob Reiner, Judd Hirsch, Sting, Macy Gray, Sheryl Crow, Natalie Cole, John Goodman and Allison Janney.
Nine has sat on the series for around two years. It is disappointing it didn’t find a timeslot on its SD Channel for the series. Meanwhile, when it airs on 9HD, the SD channel will be screening a new series of Amazing Medical Stories.
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