NBC starts production on new drama

July 19, 2006 at 1:35 PM
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LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- NBC has started production on its new series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," a drama about a sketch comedy series in an old vaudeville house.

Former "West Wing" writer Aaron Sorkin created the show while he was in London doing a revival of "A Few Good Men," last summer, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Two months before NBC is to premiere the show, its potential fan base is already divided. Some Internet bloggers saying "Studio 60" is the fourth-place network's savior and others saying the show will be "an underwhelming disappointment," the newspaper said.

"It's unusual for backlash to begin before the show starts," Sorkin told the Times, "But I'm hoping now that the timing will work out that there will be a backlash against the backlash by the time we open."

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