Studio 60 Picked Up For Full Season

Despite both mediocre ratings and all the rumors that it will be cancelled, E Online reports that additional episodes of Studio 60 have been ordered to complete a full twenty-two episode series. Reportedly the president of NBC supports the show and wants to give it time to build an audience.

In the past, many hit shows took time to find an audience but in recent years networks have been quicker to kill of shows if they didn’t do well immediately. Considering how weak NBC’s schedule has become compared to previous years this certainly makes sense. While not yet up to the quality of Sports Night or The West Wing, few people can write television like Aaron Sorkin and such a show about a Saturday Night Live type televisions show is likely to appeal to a wider audience than one about a sports show or the White House.

As for the earlier reports that Studio 60 was to be cancelled, it just shows once again that Fox News cannot be trusted.

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5 Comments

  1. 1
    kj says:

    I could see Laura Graham on Studio 60 next season. 🙂

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Lauren Graham back, but she was only on two episodes this season when she played the guest host on the show within the show. As she played herself, there it wouldn’t make sense for her to return except as an ocassional guest host. Besides, assuming Gilmore Girls ends as expected after this season, there are many other parts I could see her in as opposed to a role on Studio 60.

    Speaking of Gilmore Girls, I think the show is showing more promise of overcoming the loss of Amy Sherman-Paladino. The dialog still is not as good, but there are more high points. I guess that’s the one brignt spot on CW. Seventh Heaven would have been better off ending where it did last season, and I fear they are dumbing down Veronica Mars in the hopes of briging in a bigger audience. I also wish they hadn’t felt compelled to mess around with its theme song.

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    shaun says:

    This is great news. Studio 60 is the best new show out there and when rumors started fly that NBC was dropping it I was shocked. Yeah, the ratings haven’t been as good as expected, but maybe that has something to do with its time slot. It’s nice to see a network stick with something that’s quality. Remember shows like Seinfeld and Everybody Loves Raymond were duds their first season, but their networks stuck with them and found an audience.

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    Sandy says:

    Oh good. I like this show and couldn’t figure out why there was gossip it was going to be cancelled. I’ve been watching Brothers & Sisters too, good recommendation. I agree it needs some tweaking, sometimes the scenes are a bit forced or cliche or something. Fairly good tv season, glad there’s something besides reality shows.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Brothers and Sisters is far from perfect but it shares one thing in common with Studio 60. In both shows the characters talk and think about the great political issues of the day. Considering how much time bloggers do this, we share an affinity to them that we are not going to have with characters on, say Desperite Housewives. Even Gilmore Girls has the ocassional snarky comment on politics.

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