Monday, September 18, 2006

Premiere Week

Tonight is the official kick off of the broadcast networks' "Premiere Week," with many new series debuting and many more starting new seasons.
As far as I'm concerned the whole week is downhill from tonight, when the one show I've been looking forward to the entire summer premieres. (No, it's not Deal or No Deal. ) I'm referring to Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Why am I so excited about this show? Two words: Aaron Sorkin--creator of two of the finest TV series of the last decade, Sports Night and The West Wing. Sorkin has kicked whatever habits kept him out of TV for the past few seasons and returns to NBC with a drama that takes viewers behind the scenes of a TV sketch comedy show. To sweeten the deal even more, Sorkin is bringing with him Wing star Bradley Whitford and Friends star (and occassional Wing guest star) Matthew Perry.
Hopefully, the presence on NBC's schedule of a similar, but probably not as good, sitcom called 30 Rock, won't confuse people or draw viewers away from Studio 60.

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