Well, to all three of you “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” fans out there wondering if the much-hyped Aaron Sorkin show-within-a-show would ever return, your wait is over. NBC slyly announced (if you call a website banner an announcement) that the dramedy would be back May 24, the day after May sweeps ends. Yeah, that’s not a good sign. This probably means that the Peacock is giving Sorkin and Co. a courtesy run off of the remaining six episodes before it goes off to that great back lot in the sky.
My response to this news is a resounding, “Meh.” As much as I was wowed by the show’s initial smarts and as much as I adore Sarah Paulson, the last few episodes have been decidedly unimpressive. In fact, since the Christmas episodes, it has been a downhill slalom of Olympic proportions. It’s almost as if the writers knew that the show was doomed and started updating their resumes instead. Now, I’m not even sure if I’ll bother to tune in to see how it all ends. Which is sad, because the show had such potential. Goodbye Harriet, we hardly knew ya. Sigh.