Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: NBC Drama to Return!

Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford in Studio 60 on the Sunset StripAfter a three month absence, NBC will return the ratings-challenged Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip to primetime on Thursday May 24th at 10pm. The show has been M.I.A. since February 19th when the network pulled it a week earlier than planned to kick off the premiere of The Black Donnellys (which itself, six episodes later, was kicked off the schedule).

It will be interesting to see how well the series performs in the Thursday night timeslot. When NBC announced their schedule a year ago, Studio 60 was scheduled to air at 9pm as a lead-in to ER. The peacock network rewrote their schedule when ABC announced Grey’s Anatomy would be in that timeslot as well.

NBC hasn’t said how long Studio 60 will remain on the air. There are six unaired episodes left in the season and I suspect, because they were expensive to produce, NBC will air them all.

Does this bode well for a second season? Not really. The May sweeps period ends on May 23rd this year and NBC will have already announced their schedule for the 2007-08 season. Studio 60’s fate will likely already have been decided by the time it returns. Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

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  1. Carl says

    I would give a body part to see another series of this show. Dont understand how it got bad ratings, excellent programme, one of my favourites of all time.

  2. Bill says

    How sad that truly one of the most intelligent shows on the air in the past several years has been canceled. Why is it that the only successful shows like Smarter than a 5th Grader, Deal or No Deal or Price is Right, all glorify the stupid and greedy? Aaron Sorkin, thank you for showing that someone can still write wonderful stories and plots for TV.

  3. Jazz says

    I will be so sorry to see it go. I am a 15 year old girl from england and nobody of my age watches it. The storyline between Matt and Harriet is great. They show a little later over here in England than what they do over there so we’re only half way through the 2nd series. I think the show is one of the best on TV and I wish, if it did get cancelled in America, that they would make episodes just for England. Matthew Perry is by far the best actor around and I would be so sad if he wasn’t on TV. Keep it broadcast, not only for American but for the English too!!!

  4. Niall Doherty says

    I am SO sad and angry. Finally an intelligent comedy/drama worth watching is on the TV and what do NBC do? Cancel it!?! What the Hell I LOVE this show and will not enjoy thursday nights again. This is the best TV show i have ever seen. Much better than Lost and Heroes!

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