"Breaking News"
Season 1, Episode 18
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Air date May 31, 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Andrew Bernstein
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Breaking News is the eighteenth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Andrew Bernstein. It premiered on May 31, 2007.



Jordan experiences an emergency with her pregnancy during the live show when she suddenly cannot feel her baby kick. However, an even larger emergency is unfolding for Tom, whose brother is involved in a hostage crisis. Amidst all this, Matt's pill use gets discovered as he deals with the continuous presence of Mary Tate.





  1. Matthew Perry as Matt Albie
  2. Amanda Peet as Jordan McDeere
  3. Bradley Whitford as Danny Tripp
  4. Steven Weber as Jack Rudolph
  5. D.L. Hughley as Simon Stiles
  6. Sarah Paulson as Harriet Hayes
  7. Nate Corddry as Tom Jeter
  8. Timothy Busfield as Cal Shanley

Guest stars

  1. Kari Matchett as Mary Tate
  2. Merritt Wever as Suzanne
  3. Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright
  4. Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer
  5. Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington
  6. Camille Chen as Samantha Li


  1. John F. Carpenter as Herb Sheldon
  2. William Stanford Davis as Floor Manager
  3. Evan Gaustad as Waiter
  4. Annika P. Smith as Billie
  5. David Brownstein as a P.A.


  1. Jenna Fischer as Herself - Guest Host
  2. Gran Bel Fisher as Himself - Musical Guest


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Patrick Ward - Producer
  4. Mark Goffman - Producer
  5. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  6. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  7. Andrew Bernstein - Director

Closing credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  2. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  3. Mindy Kanaskie - Co-producer
  4. Dana Calvo - Story Editor
  5. Cinque Henderson - Staff Writer
  6. Melissa Myers - Staff Writer
  7. Amy Turner - Staff Writer
  8. Chad Gomez Creasey - Staff Writer
  9. Dara Resnik Creasey - Staff Writer





  • Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2007, May 31). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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