Season 1, Episode 12
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Air date January 21, 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
Dana Calvo &
David Handelman - Story
Directed by Lawrence Trilling
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Monday is the twelfth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Dana Calvo & David Handelman. It was directed by Lawrence Trilling. It premiered on January 21, 2007.



The cast and staff come back from their holiday break and prepare for the first show of the New Year with Danny in full pursuit of Jordan. Matt starts bidding in an online auction for a date with Harriet to compete with Luke Scott, a film director interested in Harriet, both on and off screen. Jordan is introduced to Hallie (Stephanie Childers), the newly appointed Vice President of Alternative Programming, but unfortunately doesn't get off on the right foot with her, due to referring to her area of specialty as "illiterate programming". Jordan makes a plea for Danny to stop pursuing her, claiming it's embarrassing, however he says that he won't.





  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. Kurt Fuller as Ted Atkins
  2. Stephanie Childers as Hallie Gallaway
  3. Mark McKinney as Andy Mackinaw
  4. Columbus Short as Darius Hawthorne
  5. Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright
  6. Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington
  7. Merritt Wever as Suzanne
  8. Kelvin Yu as Kevin Yu
  9. Raymond Ma as Zhang Tao
  10. Julia Ling as Kim Tao

Special guest star

  1. Ed Asner as Wilson White


  1. Amy Joe Brogan as Gym Employee


  1. Elizabeth Sung as Mrs. Tao


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Mark Goffman - Producer
  4. Patrick Ward - Producer
  5. Eli Attie - Co-executive Producer
  6. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  7. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  8. Dana Calvo &
  9. David Handelman - Story
  10. Lawrence Trilling - Director

Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  2. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  3. Dana Calvo - Story Editor
  4. Jessica Brickman - Staff Writer
  5. David Handelman - Staff Writer
  6. Cinque Henderson - Staff Writer
  7. Melissa Myers - Staff Writer
  8. Amy Turner - Staff Writer





  • Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2007, January 21). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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