“Living where there’s free speech means that sometimes you get offended.”
Amanda Peet as Jordan McDeere,
- Written by:
- Aaron Sorkin
- Directed by:
- Thomas Schlamme
- Music in the Episode (song names from TWoP’s S60 Forum):
- “Under Pressure” - David Bowie & Queen (end credits) (“Ozzyols”).
- “I Like the Way You Move” - Bodyshakers
- Three 6 Mafia’s “Side 2 Side” - (“rachel1707uk”).
- “California Love” by 2Pac - (song in the club) (“hlmac17″).
- “The funky instrumental latin track that features twice in the pilot… is ‘Hippo Walk’ by Mongo Santamaria, from… ‘Mongo’s Way’“. (quoted - “SofaSoGood”).
- First info on Ratings
- Overnights on the pilot episode.
- Facts, References, Mistakes:
- The movie “Network” which the news programs related to Wes’s rant.
- 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
- Other pages with references to this Episode: