Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Studio 7 on the Sunset Strip" Casting Update

From TV Guide's "Ask Ausiello":
"Question: Do you happen to have the poop on why Matthew Perry passed on Studio 7? I mean, could I be more disappointed? — Brian

Ausiello: You and me both, Brian. I'm holding out hope that maybe, just maybe, he'll change his mind and take the gig. And it's certainly possible that he will — especially since, as I now understand it, Steven Weber isn't actually replacing Perry on the show but is playing another role altogether. Short-story-short: The Perry part is still up for grabs."

From TV Guide's "Ask Ausiello":
"Question: Any casting news/update on Aaron Sorkin's NBC drama Studio 7

Ausiello: Yes, there's been a major development. Sources confirm that Matthew Perry passed on playing the male lead and the role has gone to former Wingsman Steven Weber. I understand Sorkin was also pursuing Bradley Whitford, but he was tied up with his West Wing duties. Oh, and Amanda Peet turned down the female lead. Not sure who they're going after now."

Various "Studio 7" Updates

Matthew Perry Rumor
Round-Up of Info
Casting Info
Info on accessing the audition script.
Praise for the show

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