The Best Episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

What Kind of Day Has It Been

#1 - What Kind of Day Has It Been 9.03

Season 1 - Episode 22

Danny, Jordan, Tom, and Simon's long day finally comes to an end. Meanwhile, Matt and Harriet have a new start in their relationship.

4 A.M. Miracle

#2 - 4 A.M. Miracle 8.77

Season 1 - Episode 16

Matt is stuck on a Wednesday night with writer's block and also has to contend with a young lawyer who's investigating a sexual harassment claim while Harriet continues shooting her movie. In addition, Jordan and Danny enter into a contest to see who'd make the better parent.

The Christmas Show

#3 - The Christmas Show 8.77

Season 1 - Episode 11

With a holiday show on the horizon, Matt is determined to bring the Christmas spirit to Studio 60. Which works romantic wonders for him. Meanwhile, Danny has to confront his true feelings for Jordan.

Directors: Daniel Attias
K & R (3)

#4 - K & R (3) 8.71

Season 1 - Episode 21

The long day's journey into night continues as we learn more, in flashback, about how Matt and Danny came to be fired. Jack tries to convince Simon to apologize for his statement to the press. Matt continues to explore paying a ransom to free Tom’s brother over the objections of Captain Boyle. Harriet sits with and act as a distraction for Danny who is keeping vigil for Jordan at the hospital.

Breaking News

#5 - Breaking News 8.67

Season 1 - Episode 18

During a live show, Jordan has problems with her pregnancy while an even bigger problem is in store for Tom. Meanwhile, Matt's rampant pill use is discovered by a member of staff.

The Focus Group

#6 - The Focus Group 8.67

Season 1 - Episode 3

A scare is sent through the company by a focus group that Matt and Danny's first show rating success might not carry on during the rest of the season.

Directors: Christopher Misiano
The Disaster Show

#7 - The Disaster Show 8.65

Season 1 - Episode 17

Allison Janney, as herself, is the guest host of a show that goes haywire when the propmasters and cue card workers stage a last minute wildcat strike.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
K & R (2)

#8 - K & R (2) 8.63

Season 1 - Episode 20

Tom's Brother is still captive; Simon talks to the press; the lawyer talks to the ransom liaisons. Matt flashes back to 9/11 censorship. Jordan has her baby.

Pilot

#9 - Pilot 8.62

Season 1 - Episode 1

The once great sketch comedy show 'Studio 60' is suddenly close to cancellation due not only to its less than stellar on-air product, but another, more unexpected type of action, its Executive Producer's on-air mental meltdown. So enter NBS Chairman of the board Jack Rudolph and a new network president, looking to put her mark on the struggling network, Jordan McDeere. This results in the re-hiring of Danny Tripp and Matt Albie to replace the former Executive Producer and hopefully save the show.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
The Option Period

#10 - The Option Period 8.60

Season 1 - Episode 9

Word of Ricky and Ron planning to leave the show along with the writing staff causes trouble at Studio 60. Meanwhile, Harriet considers doing a sexy lingerie spread in a magazine and Jordan and Danny wrestle with pending budget cuts.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Nevada Day (1)

#11 - Nevada Day (1) 8.58

Season 1 - Episode 7

Studio 60 staff must travel to Nevada to free Tom from jail in time for the show. Meanwhile, a judge who doesn't care for the show complicates matters.

Directors: Timothy Busfield, Lesli Linka Glatter
The West Coast Delay

#12 - The West Coast Delay 8.55

Season 1 - Episode 4

Matt fabricates a response to a gift sent by one of Harriet's fans while the show attempts to recover from 90 seconds of questionable material. An article about the show is approved by Jordan.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
K & R (1)

#13 - K & R (1) 8.51

Season 1 - Episode 19

Jordan is rushed into surgery as the situation with Tom's brother grows more grim.

Nevada Day (2)

#14 - Nevada Day (2) 8.49

Season 1 - Episode 8

Jack pleads with the local Nevada judge (John Goodman) to free Tom so he can make it back to the Friday night show. Meanwhile, tension heats up between Matt and Harriet on the set.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
B-12

#15 - B-12 8.46

Season 1 - Episode 10

A virus threatens the staff while Matt has to cope with a reduced writing staff. Jordan tells Danny a little secret which could affect the whole NBS network.

Directors: Bryan Gordon
The Wrap Party

#16 - The Wrap Party 8.44

Season 1 - Episode 6

A drunken Jordan makes friends with the cast during an after-show party, Danny tries to get Matt's mind off Harriet with the help of three sexy women, Simon makes a plea to hire more black writers and Cal deals with a mysterious man backstage (guest star Eli Wallach).

Directors: David Semel
The Long Lead Story

#17 - The Long Lead Story 8.43

Season 1 - Episode 5

During cast rehearsals with Lauren Graham and Sting, a reporter attempts to get the real story on Matt and Harriet. Meanwhile Jordan passes on a tasteless new reality series.

Directors: David Petrarca
The Cold Open

#18 - The Cold Open 8.33

Season 1 - Episode 2

Now that they're on board, Matt and Danny try not to crumble under the pressure of putting on their first big show, where the stakes are outrageously high. Also high are the number of complaints the network is getting over the "Crazy Christians" sketch, which Jordan defends to Jack.

Directors: Thomas Schlamme
The Harriet Dinner (1)

#19 - The Harriet Dinner (1) 8.32

Season 1 - Episode 13

Danny and Jordan cannot get down from the roof of the theater; staff members attend a dinner honoring Harriet; Harriet and Matt's relationship begins to unravel.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
The Harriet Dinner (2)

#20 - The Harriet Dinner (2) 8.31

Season 1 - Episode 14

Danny and Jordan cannot get down from the roof of the theater; staff members attend a dinner honoring Harriet; Harriet and Matt's relationship begins to unravel.

Directors: John Fortenberry
Monday

#21 - Monday 8.19

Season 1 - Episode 12

Danny continues his pursuit of Jordan while Matt competes on an online bid for a date with Harriet. Jack and Wilson must deal with their pending situation about Macau, while Jordan meets with Hallie Gallway regarding a new reality show pitch.

Directors: Lawrence Trilling
The Friday Night Slaughter

#22 - The Friday Night Slaughter 8.16

Season 1 - Episode 15

Matt takes a stroll down memory lane and recalls how he met Harriet

Directors: Thomas Schlamme