101 Pilot

“Living where there’s free speech means that sometimes you get offended.”

Jordon, Jack and Matt

Amanda Peet as Jordan McDeere,
Steven Weber as Jack Rudolph,
and Matthew Perry as Matt Albie
NBC Photo: Scott Garfield

Written by:
Aaron Sorkin
Directed by:
Thomas Schlamme
Music in the Episode (song names from TWoP’s S60 Forum):
First info on Ratings
Overnights on the pilot episode.
Facts, References, Mistakes:
From TV Guide:
“‘Studio 60′ showrunner Wes Mendell (Judd Hirsch) has a very public meltdown, and newly appointed network president Jordan McDeere (Amanda Peet) scrambles for damage control by offering Wes’s old job to the brilliant creative team of Matt Albie and Danny Tripp (Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford). Harriet Hayes: Sarah Paulson. Simon Stiles: D.L. Hughley. Tom Jeter: Nathan Corddry. Jack Rudolph: Steven Weber. Cal Shanley: Timothy Busfield. Felicity Huffman appears as herself.”
Guest Stars:
Simon Helberg — Alex
Nate Torrence — Dylan
John Carpenter — Herb Sheldon
Emiko Parise — Assoc. Producer
Jennifer Pennington — Control Room Assistant
Clement Blake — Cue Card Man
Wiliam Stanford — Davis Floor Manager
Merritt Wever — Suzanne
Kirstin Pierce — Marylyn Rudolph
Jason Workman — Waiter
Amy Watt — PA1
Jah Shams Abdul-Mumin — PA2
Dave Clark — Monitor Reporter #1
Glen Walker — Monitor Reporter #2
Shaun Cherise Robinson — Monitor Reporter #3
Dilva Henry — Monitor Reporter #4
Andrew Friedman — Alan
Vernee Watson-Johnson — Zelda
Josh Weinstein — Michael
Mandy Siegfried — Julie
Kris Murphy — Karen
Josh Phillips — M.C.
Akiva Goldsman — As Self
Rod Tate Security — Man #1
Samantha Coker — Waitress
Kate Bayley — Shelly’s Assistant
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