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And So To Bed

I just read a draft of Aaron Sorkin’s STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP and it is so finely balanced and perfectly judged that I’m about ready to kill myself. Good night.

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  1. Yeah, I read that too. It’s chock full of the Awesome. -Jack

  2. The early draft IS fantastic. It was nice to see a promo for it on the last West Wing.

  3. After reading it, I started regarding it as one of my favorite series, despite not actually having SEEN it yet.

  4. […] I read the early draft of the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip script that’s been floating around the internet tonight (inspiration from Warren Ellis). For those of you just joining the Studio 60 bandwagon, it’s the new show from Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Sports Night) that’s debuting on NBC this fall, all about the exploits of a SNL-type show that’s past it’s prime (is that redundant?). […]

  5. Tamara


    This is definitely the show I am most looking forward to next season.

  6. I haven’t read it, but I bet the first season will be fun & breezy and the second season will be a titanic shitstorm during which the plot will spiral into the scuppering asshole of mutual loathing and perscription drug abuse between the entire cast of characters.

    It’s Sorkin’s trademark.

  7. Dave O'Neill

    Dave O'Neill

    Is there a link to the script on the net somewhere?

  8. Dave O'Neill

    Dave O'Neill

    Found It

  9. Jay


    Yes, hooray for Google.

    I’d like to see that on the air; however, given that what I found was “an early draft” there’s no telling what the actual pilot will look like.

    But I agree with Michael Sullivan above; if they can keep the edge this draft had and be genuinely satirical without being self-indulgent, this could be one of my favorite shows too.

  10. The draft I read made me feel both like worshipping at Sorkin’s computer and hitting him in the head so he stops making everybody else look ill. Lots of Sports Night in it, which is understandable and awesome.

    “Good, ’cause I’m pretty stoned right now and I can’t really remember what I said.”

    Sorkin, you magnificent bastard. I cannot wait.

  11. Don’t worry, Warren: Americans don’t like “finely balanced and perfectly judged,” so the show will no doubt die after a good four to seven episodes.

    The good stuff seldom lasts in this country.

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