Here's looking at two!
We celebrate our first birthday with
a look at the people and stories we'll be watching in our second year
In a fight between Aaron Sorkin and Tina Fey, who wins? We all do. Both Sorkin and Fey are working on shows for NBC that are behind-the-scenes takes on Saturday Night Live–esque shows. Sorkin’s one-hour dramedy (titled Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) already has Matthew Perry, D.L. Hughley, Amanda Peet and The Daily Show’s Nate Corddry attached, but this far out, nothing can be certain. Sorkin’s first TV project, Sports Night (a behind-the-scenes take on a SportsCenter–esque show), was one of the best shows of the last ten years, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear Sorkin and producer-director god Thomas Schlamme are teaming up again.
On the Fey front is a single-camera half-hour comedy (kicking around as Untitled Tina Fey Project), starring none other than the magnificent Fey herself, along with SNL cohorts Rachel Dratch and Tracy Morgan. And quite possibly Alec Baldwin. The show is semiautobiographical and focuses on the head writer (Fey, of course) as she deals with the talent and the network assholes. Yes, it’s weird that NBC has two shows with such similar setups coming down the pike, but we can handle a little double vision when the view’s so good.—Margaret Lyons