Studio 60 on the Deal or No Deal Strip

If that post title sounds a bit obtuse, let me be blunt: Scarsdale native Aaron Sorkin’s “Studio 60” is all but cancelled. At least, according ot Fox News.

For the record, it should be noted that we don’t normally listen to Fox for anything other than Taylor Hicks haircare secrets. But in this case, there are other reasons to heed the rumor: NBC aired “Friday Night Lights” this week instead of “Studio 60” (right at the start of sweeps, no less!); the ratings show that “60” loses half of the 14.4 million audience of its lead-in show, “Heros”; and, worst of all, Sorkin’s baby gets a miniscule eight percent of the all-important 18-49 demo.

Estimated time of death: two weeks from now. Then get ready for “Deal or No Deal: The College Years.”

“‘STUDIO 60’ CANCELLATION IMMINENT [Fox]

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.