"Nevada Day: Part 2"
Season 1, Episode 8
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Air date November 13, 2006
Written by Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay

David Handelman &
Cinque Henderson - Story

Directed by Timothy Busfield
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Nevada Day: Part 2 is the eighth episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by David Handelman & Cinque Henderson. It was directed by Timothy Busfield. It premiered on November 13, 2006.



Jack has to get Tom out of a small town jail to make it back for his show that night as tension heats up between Matt and Harriet. In the absence of Simon to co-host the "News 60" segment, Matt asks Dylan to co-anchor with Harriet, who is surprisingly reluctant to "play" himself before the camera.





  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. Nathan Corddry as Tom Jeter
  8. Timothy Busfield as Cal Shanley

Guest stars

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

Special guest stars

  1. Ed Asner as Wilson White


  1. D. David Morin as Finney
  2. Jennifer Lee as a Flight Attendant
  3. Jah Shams as Office P.A.
  4. Lee Dawson as State Trooper
  5. Joey Thurston III as Cue card tech


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Mark Goffman - Producer
  4. Patrick Ward - Producer
  5. Eli Attie - Co-executive Producer
  6. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  7. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  8. David Handelman &
  9. Cinque Henderson - Story
  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


  • The Half Way House Cafe, which appears in this episode as a small restaurant in Pahrump, NV, is actually located in Saugus, CA, a suburb north of Los Angeles. The restaurant was established in 1931 was named because it is equidistant between Los Angeles and Palmdale, CA.


  • Kim says that there was a "subtle grammatical nuance" that caused her to misinterpret what her father supposedly said (that the ex-husband brought dishonor upon himself) into, "This woman has brought shame to your company." After listening to her father speaking Chinese, he did in fact say, "This woman has brought shame to your company." There's no way he could've meant what Kim said he meant, the subtle grammatical nuance doesn't exist. The father does later explain that he was talking about the ex-husband, but that completely contradicts what he actually said before.



  • Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2006, November 12). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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