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TV Tonight: "Studio 60"

TV Tonight: "Studio 60"


What a strange road it's been for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," the show that started as a buzzed-about pilot, became a critical disaster, and is finally slinking to a conclusion. In a year full of high-profile television flops ("The Black Donnellys," "The Nine," "Six Degrees"), this was certainly one of the biggest.

I wasn't a fan of "Studio 60"; the comedy bits weren't that funny, Aaron Sorkin's dialogue seemed to lack its usual snap, and Amanda Peet never convinced me she could pull off playing a tough-chick executive. Still, the show had its great elements — the reveal of Matthew Perry as a strong dramatic actor among them — and I'm still enough of a Sorkin fan to be excited to see what his next project will be.

In the meantime, "Studio 60" tonight will conclude the three-part "K&R" arc, which so far has featured pregnancy complications, a proposal, a kidnapping, and loads of flashbacks to Matt and Danny's original firing from the show. (The show officially concludes next week.) Fans: With two episodes to go, do you think the show can wrap things up in a satisfying way?

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