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The Sorkin That Was: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip

Tomorrow sees the much-anticipated debut of The Newsroom, which marks not only Aaron Sorkin's return to television but also his first non-broadcast network show. But, before we get there, let's consider the show that marked the end of his relationship with broadcast, the short-lived Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.

The Sorkin That Was: The West Wing

As the world speeds toward the debut of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama, The Newsroom, this weekend, we're looking back at his previous highs and lows on television. Sports Night was fun enough, but when it comes to the really good stuff, there's no alternative to The West Wing.

The Sorkin That Was: Sports Night

With The Newsroom premiering on HBO this weekend, perhaps it's time to reminisce over creator Aaron Sorkin's television career to date. Whether The West Wing or Studio 60, you know what you're going to get when you watch a Sorkin show: Fast-paced dialogue that mixes the smart snark with an almost overwhelming sincerity. And here's where it all began: Sports Night.

Why Television Isn't a 'Writers' Medium'

If common wisdom is to be believed, movies are a directors' medium, whereas television is a writers' medium. And, on the face of it, that appears to be true: Movies, after all, can afford the time and money to set up visually spectacular shots that will stay with the viewer in a way that television rarely (if ever) can, leaving television relying on the stories they're telling in order to win people over. But … a writers' medium? Really?

Sorkin On The Social Network's Sexism

One of the few criticisms leveled at Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's exceptional The Social Network is about the movie's treatment of women, and it turns out that it's a criticism Sorkin is prepared to respond to, saying "I wish I could go door to door and make this explanation/apology to any woman offended by the things... pointed out."

The Social Network: How The Facebook Movie Was Built

Director David Fincher, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and actors Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake spoke about the process of creating The Social Network during a special New York Film Festival panel, and Spinoff Online was in attendance.

West Wing Creator Plans John Edwards Biopic

Aaron Sorkin may just have made my year. The West Wing and Charlie Wilson's War writer, always at his best when writing smart political drama full of flawed characters, has optioned a tell-all book written by one of John Edwards' aides.