|"The Option Period"|
|Season 1, Episode 9|
|Air date||November 20, 2006|
|Written by|| Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay|
|Directed by||John Fortenberry|
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After the show comes down, Matt discovers that Ricky and Ron are planning to leave — and take the writing staff with them — to write their adaptation of their Studio 60 character "Peripheral Vision Man" as a Fox network sitcom. Matt tries to discourage them from going since he thinks their show will fail, but Ricky takes his concern for condescension, claiming Matt is trying to hold him back. Harriet contemplates doing a lingerie photo spread in a magazine, which Tom and Simon advise her against for the sake of her professional image. Jordan and Danny wrestle with budget cuts, as Jordan suggests either adding product placement or firing 15 staff members.
- Throughout most of the show the countdown clock was on 6 days, 22 hours and some odd minutes and seconds. However at the very end the clock was back up to 6 days and 23 hours.
- Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2006, November 20). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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