Preview: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, starring Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry

In the US: Mondays, 10/9c, NBC. Starting September 18th.

In the UK: Acquired by Channel 4, with possible More4 first screening. No date yet.

For a lot of people, this has been the preview we’ve all been waiting for – for roughly three years. Ever since Aaron Sorkin got thrown off The West Wing, addiction to the unique skills of one of America’s finest writers has had millions around the world craving even the slightest piece of new dialogue or characterisation.

Now comes a complete series, 13 episodes commissioned so far, with a cast to die for and a budget to match.

Has it been worth the wait? Erm, maybe.

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Bond stage burnt down

Just in case you missed the news at the weekend, the Pinewood James Bond stages have burnt down. Filming on Casino Royale was over, but this is still a massive blow to Pinewood.

If you’ve never seen the Bond stages, from personal experience I’d say that that had to be one huge fire to take them down. They really were enormous.