Aaron Sorkin
has done network television—quite a bit of it. There was his beloved, multiple-award-winning The West Wing, which ran on NBC from 1999 to 2006; he also created Sports Night, a critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged satire of an ESPN-like all-sports network that ran on ABC from 1998 to 2000; and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which explored the backstage dynamics at an L.A.-based Saturday Night Live-type show and sputtered to a close on NBC in 2007, after one season.

But that was network, and, as Sorkin can now testify personally, cable is a different animal. READ MORE


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