Thursday, May 24, 2007
Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip returns tonight after several months spring break, for what may be the last few episodes before it ends.
Rumor has it that it's been cancelled. I don't know if this was because of mediocre ratings, creative problems, cost, problems between the network and the creators, the creators own problems and desires, network desperation (seeking to turn NBC all around), or if this is simply an untrue rumor.
(Some guesses on the cause of the cancellation include the fact that it was expensive, that it is owned by another studio, that it has not found its audience -- in one season, vs Grey's Anatomy or CSI, of course not -- that ...etc)
However, 60 may be the most promising, intelligent, entertaining show on television, with the most potential of any show to develop into NBC's next "tentpole" megahit. Anything less than a Herculean effort to keep it on the air to develop that way, seems like a huge mistake on everybody's part.
(It is not a good sign that tonight's episode is called, "The Disaster Show!")
Let's get Amanda Peet to work on fixing this. I have confidence that she can set it right.