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by Alan Rapp on June 28, 2007

in Television Reviews , Uncategorized

Tonight on NBC at 10:00/9:00 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the show which both Ian and I have championed all year long, airs its series finale.  Despite a talented cast and some damn good writing Aaron Sorkin‘s show behind a show received the axe from NBC execs earlier this year.  With a style and grace Sorkin attacked television, the liberal left, the religious right, advertisers, “reality”-TV, and explored relationships of some memorable characters (continue reading in the Full Diagnosis)

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
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Tonight on NBC at 10:00/9:00 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the show which both Ian and I have championed all year long, airs its series finale.  Despite a talented cast and some damn good writing Aaron Sorkin‘s show behind a show received the axe from NBC execs earlier this year.  With a style and grace Sorkin attacked television, the liberal left, the religious right, advertisers, “reality”-TV, and explored relationships of some memorable characters given life by terrific performers such as Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, and many others.  It was the only show from this last year I made sure to catch every week and failed, in no small part, for being correct about the type of television which networks can sell to American audiences (NBC has decided instead to go with a cheaper karaoke-themed “reality”-TV show for next year).  Simply put, it was too smart and too well-made and thus doomed to cancellation.  To the talented cast and crew, thanks for the memories of your all too brief time on the air; we barely got to know you, but know that you were appreciated and will be missed.

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