Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Studio 60 looks like toast
Published reports say "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is on its last leg, beset by bad ratings and a public that's not very interested in the "inside baseball" doings of a fictional Hollywood TV show. Aaron Sorkin still writes some cool stuff, but having his trusted director (Tommy Shlamme in real life; Brad Whitford here) have the drug problem when it's he who has had the drug problem is tacky. In the photo here, that's Sorkin and Shlamme (whom I've spoken to at press tour in LA years ago) in the back row middle, actually at this year's TV press tour.
The show that is doing well for NBC is "Heroes," which I can't help but watch even though it can be ridiculously out there. In the middle is "Friday Night Lights," which is very good but needs more viewers.