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In the events of the pilot, he is the catalyst that brings Matt and Danny back to the show, fired on the night for the hijacking of the live broadcast of Studio 60 and ranting an improvised tirade, similar to that in the film Network which is commented on in the pilot itselfventing against bureaucratic control, the influence of minority groups in the censorship of the network, and the nature of the broadcast industry. It is stated that he has worked with many of the great comedy writers and performers, such as Richard Pryor.
He is referenced in various episodes, but appears only in the pilot. His interest in Studio 60 is usually minor, although at times uses it for business ventures, such as in "Nevada Day" when in order to secure a deal he arranges for Tom Jeter of Studio 60 to entertain Kim Tao, the daughter of a potential business client.
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He is in charge of Standards and Practices and responsible for cutting a controversial sketch in "Pilot". The cut results in a furious on-air rant from Wes. Jeannie Whatley Ayda Field is a cast member who sleeps with Matt from time to time. This revelation leads Harriet to blow up at Matt in front of the show's writing team.
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She is considered a gossip on set; in "The Option Period", she leaked the news that Harriet was considering posing for a lingerie spread in a men's magazine, and Matt quipped that he didn't think there was such thing as the Internetthere was only "Jeannie telling people stuff". Alex Dwyer Simon Helberg is one of the cast members of Studio He is not a member of the "Big Three", but is recognized as the complement to Harriet Hayesbeing the lead male impressionist in the cast.
He has at least one recurring sketch, The Nicolas Cage Show, in which he plays the title character, and has also portrayed Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller on the show. Dylan Killington Nate Torrence is one of the cast members of Studio He is a rookie on the show and doesn't appear to have garnered much respect yet from the likes of the Big Three.
In "Nevada Day 2", Matt picks Dylan to perform in the "News 60" sketch in case Simon doesn't return from Nevada in time for the show; Dylan is very insecure and self-conscious about his appearance in such a high-profile role until Matt goads Jeannie into flattering and flirting with Dylan to boost his confidence.
Samantha Li Camille Chen is one of the cast members of Studio Her most notable sketch is "Samantha Li's Thai Therapy". She then begins a romantic relationship with Tom Jeter. At some point during the run of the series, they separate. In "The Wrap Party", Harriet found out that Darren also wrote his phone number on a baseball given to Jordan, which apparently ended the relationship.
Kevin Yu Kelvin Yu is Jordan's assistant. In "The West Coast Delay" she talks Matt out of a plan to have her sign a stiletto boot in an attempt to get back at Harriet, who had given Matt a baseball bat with Darren Wells's phone number written on it.
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She reappears a few episodes later at the end of a dinner honoring Harriet and helps Matt back to the theater, where she reveals that she is newly engaged. Lilly Rodriguez Diana-Maria Riva is the assistant director of the show. Andy was previously a writer on Studio 60 years before, while Matt and Danny were still there. After Matt and Danny's initial departure from the show, Andy's wife and daughter died in tragic circumstances. She is the first to confront Matt about his drug use in the episode "Breaking News", revealing that her mother took Percocets a day before killing herself when Suzanne was She first appears in the episode "Monday".
Secondary roles[ edit ] Jeannie Whatley Ayda Field is a member of the show's ensemble.
She is Matt's occasional lover and Harriet's close friend and is a bit of a gossip on the set. Alex Dwyer Simon Helberg is a member of the show's ensemble; he is recognized as the complement to Harriet Hayesbeing the premier male impressionist in the cast.
Dylan Killington Nate Torrence is a rookie member of the show's ensemble. Dylan plays a number of different characters in the show-within-a-show. He has a crush on Jeannie.Studio 60 - The Cold Open
Samantha Li Camille Chen is a member of the show's ensemble. Ricky Tahoe Evan Handler is a former co-executive producer of the show and former co-head of the writers' room.
In "The Option Period", he and Ron left Studio 60 to pursue a pilot show for Fox called Peripheral Vision Man — based on a character from an old Studio 60 sketch; Ricky's departure was marked by a hostile shouting match with Matt.
Ron Oswald Carlos Jacott is a former co-executive producer of the show and former co-head of the writers' room. Lucy Kenwright Lucy Davis is a junior writer on the show and the only pre-Matt and Danny writer to remain after Ricky and Ron's departure.
Lucy and Darius were supposed to get their first sketch on the air in "B". The sketch was about a bungling hostage taker, but was cancelled when a real-life hostage-taker killed his entire family and then himself just after that evening's show started. During the course of the show, Lucy begins dating Tom Jeter.
We're supposed to be playing catch up, and it works. It won't work for a full season, but I also don't expect it to. The characters are real, and they're impactful.
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They're fully part of this word, and you don't doubt for a second that they belong. Even the dude from Wings manages to score as the compete a-hole studio exec. In short, the whole cast has me sold. This is long, I know Give this show a shot, I'd say start with Ep 2, but you might be a bit lost if you do, so go for the pilot.
We Asked for Quality, Sorkin Delivers by ScoutTheRobot You know a show is great when you can take two people from previously long-running TV shows and, through means of great writing and direction, make the audience forget that they were ever anywhere but Studio When Bradley Whitford West Wing and Matthew Perry Friends take the screen it's no longer their well known characters from the afforementioned shows that we see, but rather a producer and writer for a sketch show on the rocks.