The BEST Episodes of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Network: NBC

A fascinating look behind the scenes of Studio 60, a fictional sketch-comedy series on the NBS broadcast network. Problem is the series seems to be going down the tube fast. Everyone involved with the late-night dud seems to have one problem or another, including the current Executive Producer, who just had an on-air mental meltdown, and time is running out fast. Enter the networks Chairman of the Board, a new network president looking to make her mark on the net. Her answer is move is to bring in a pair of fresh-faced writers to try and save the series. Will it work?

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What Kind of Day Has It Been

#1 - What Kind of Day Has It Been

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 28, 2007

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

star 8.79
181 votes
K & R (1)

#2 - K & R (1)

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 7, 2007

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

star 8.59
202 votes
The Focus Group

#3 - The Focus Group

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 2006

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.

star 8.58
271 votes
Writers: Aaron Sorkin

#4 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2006

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.

star 8.58
360 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Aaron Sorkin
Nevada Day (1)

#5 - Nevada Day (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 2006

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.

star 8.56
267 votes
Writers: Aaron Sorkin
K & R (3)

#6 - K & R (3)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jun 21, 2007

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.

star 8.45
203 votes
The West Coast Delay

#7 - The West Coast Delay

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2006

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.

star 8.42
253 votes
Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Mark Goffman
The Cold Open

#8 - The Cold Open

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 2006

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.

star 8.41
281 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Writers: Aaron Sorkin
The Christmas Show

#9 - The Christmas Show

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 2006

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.

star 8.39
275 votes
Directors: Daniel Attias
4 A.M. Miracle

#10 - 4 A.M. Miracle

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 2007

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.

star 8.39
205 votes
The Wrap Party

#11 - The Wrap Party

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 2006

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).

star 8.37
250 votes
Directors: David Semel

#12 - Monday

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 22, 2007

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.

star 8.32
233 votes
The Disaster Show

#13 - The Disaster Show

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired May 24, 2007

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.

star 8.32
239 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme
Nevada Day (2)

#14 - Nevada Day (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2006

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.

star 8.30
235 votes
Writers: Aaron Sorkin
The Harriet Dinner (2)

#15 - The Harriet Dinner (2)

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 5, 2007

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.

star 8.29
209 votes
The Long Lead Story

#16 - The Long Lead Story

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 2006

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.

star 8.29
253 votes
Directors: David Petrarca
The Option Period

#17 - The Option Period

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 20, 2006

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.

star 8.28
262 votes
The Harriet Dinner (1)

#18 - The Harriet Dinner (1)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 29, 2007

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.

star 8.28
263 votes

#19 - B-12

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 27, 2006

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.

star 8.25
243 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Eli Attie
K & R (2)

#20 - K & R (2)

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 14, 2007

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.

star 8.24
227 votes
Breaking News

#21 - Breaking News

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 31, 2007

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.

star 8.15
262 votes
The Friday Night Slaughter

#22 - The Friday Night Slaughter

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2007

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

star 7.96
238 votes
Directors: Thomas Schlamme