"Nevada Day: Part 1"
Season 1, Episode 7
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Air date November 6, 2006
Written by Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
Mark McKinney - Story
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and
Timothy Busfield
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Nevada Day: Part 1 is the seventh episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Mark McKinney. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and Timothy Busfield. It premiered on November 6, 2006.



Harriet is cited in an interview as being anti-homosexual, though she claims to have been impartial in her comments. This causes a dispute in which Tom injures a man protesting against Harriet. Through a unique series of events, Tom is later arrested. Following this, a variety of cast and staff from NBS travel to Pahrump, a small town in Nevada, to get Tom out of jail in time for his show that night. The presiding judge is not a fan of Studio 60.





  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 (credit only)

Guest stars

  1. John Goodman as Judge Robert Bebe
  2. Columbus Short as Darius Hawthorne
  3. Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright
  4. Raymond Ma as Zhang Tao
  5. Julia Ling as Kim Tao
  6. Jay Paulson as Deputy Roger Boone
  7. Michael Kostroff as David Langenfeld
  8. Ayda Field as Jeannie Whatley
  9. Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer
  10. Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington
  11. Diana Maria Riva as Lilly Rodriguez
  12. Christopher Shea as Jim
  13. Daniel Escobar as Jim's Friend

Special guest stars

  1. Ed Asner as Wilson White


  1. Chris Flanders as Detective Trentanelli
  2. Joshua Wolf Coleman as Detective Hillary
  3. Lee Dawson as State Trooper
  4. Ron Ostrow as Richard
  5. Larry A. Macias as a P.A.
  6. Josh DuBose as Fan #2
  7. CeCi Parker as Executive


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Patrick Ward - Producer
  4. Mark Goffman - Producer
  5. Eli Attie - Co-executive Producer
  6. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  7. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  8. Mark McKinney - Story
  9. Lesli Linka Glatter and
  10. Timothy Busfield - 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). (2006, November 6). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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