Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Studio 60 Cancelled

For those unfamiliar with Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, it's the behind-the-scenes story of a fictional comedy sketch show. The fact that Aaron Sorkin (of West Wing fame) was behind it, was enough to guarantee it top billing by NBC. However, after a run of poor ratings the show has been pulled.

To say I'm gutted is an understatement. I was recommended the show about 10 eps in by George and once we'd got hold of them we watched the whole lot in the space of a weekend. It's by a long way the best written show I've seen in years and while it's popularity may have been lower than NBC had hoped, it was still putting in 7 million ratings. There are some who argue that the shows demise has as much to do with too many jokes about american TV networks as anything else, but either way, it would appear that another great show has been axed far before it's time.

NBC are officially bastards!

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