October 25, 2005

Sorkin’s Back

Three years after walking out on “The West Wing,” Aaron Sorkin is jumping back into TV with an NBC series called “Studio 7,” which will follow the behind-the-scenes goings-on of an SNL-like sketch-comedy series. Not a good week for Tina Fey- first she had to rush back from maternity leave to save SNL’s floundering season, and now Sorkin has stolen her own idea for an NBC pilot.

Anyway, Sports Guy got ahold of the pilot script, and…

Everyone loved it, everyone said great things, and after reading it ... I couldn't agree more. It's already my new favorite show even though they haven't started casting it yet -- like "Larry Sanders," only if it was about "SNL." In a viciously clever way, Sorkin's pilot script pretty much obliterates SNL and everything that happened to the show over the past few years, as well as TV networks and the post-Janet Jackson/FCC Era in general. It's a masterpiece. It's perfect. I can't say enough about it. When this show debuts next year (or whenever), it will be impossible to take SNL seriously anymore. I'm telling you.
I can’t wait for the thinly-veiled shots at Jimmy Fallon.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 25, 2005 05:15 PM

Does anyone else think it's a little weird that _NBC_ is the one picking up this series? When I read Simmons' column, I assumed it was going to go to HBO or ABC. You would think if NBC thought SNL was ripe for ridicule, they would, you know, fix it.

Posted by: Ivan at October 26, 2005 01:28 AM

Yeah, as if I take SNL seriously now...its been sucking like a baby to a binky.

Posted by: A at October 26, 2005 10:28 AM

SNL emits unpleasant odors, but that Bill Hader guy has potential. Still don't know about the dude from Channel101.com yet...

Posted by: Jim Treacher at October 27, 2005 07:54 AM
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