Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which NBC had high hopes for at the beginning of the season but which failed to catch on, has been given a new lease on life. Although several entertainment columnists had predicted it would be canceled -- FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman recently wrote that cast members had begun confiding to friends that the end was near -- the network on Thursday ordered a full season of shows -- albeit at a lower fee than it paid for the original ones. "Some NBC executives have said that they believe critics are hoping that the show and Mr. Sorkin will fail," New York Times TV columnist Bill Carter commented in reporting on NBC's decision. The series, which airs at 10:00 p.m. on Mondays, apparently has a big fan in NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, who said Thursday that he had "never wavered in my belief in the show," which, he said, "deserves a full season."




10/11/2006