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Consider This: Studio 60

Usually these commentaries are a joint effort by members of our editorial board, but this one's mine and I'm asking for help.

One of this year's best new shows won't be returning to NBC next year. Now that's not a big surprise. It happens every year. Great shows are axed before they have time to find an audience. Most of the time when networks decide to cancel a show, it never returns, but this year when CBS cancelled a show called "Jericho," its fans rallied support and convinced the network to save it. So I'm hoping you'll help me do the same for "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

Never heard of it? That's the problem. The show is one of the smartest, funniest and most entertaining shows on television, and it's about television! It was created by Aaron Sorkin who brought you West Wing and Sports Night, and it stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Steven Weber and D.L. Hughley. It's a dramedy that takes place behind the scenes of a late-night sketch comedy show called "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," but can you say "Saturday Night Live?"

It has everything you'd want in a quality television program: comedy, drama, great musical guests, complex relationships, political relevance, incredible production values, superb writing, and terrific acting. Watch the final two episodes at 10:00pm on Thursday, June 21 and 28 here on WECT, or watch earlier episodes on NBC.com. Then, help save this quality show by going to www.savestudio60.com and signing the online petition.

OK, I admit it.  This is a shameless, personal appeal. "Studio 60" is my favorite show on television. I don't ask for much. Sure there's that "don't throw your cigarette butts on the ground" thing, but do this for me. Watch the show, sign the petition and keep telling us what you think!

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