"What Kind of Day Has It Been"
Season 1, Episode 22
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Air date May 31, 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Bradley Whitford
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What Kind of Day Has It Been is the twenty second episode and the series finale of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bradley Whitford. It premiered on June 28, 2007.



The long night for the cast finally comes to an end: Jordan, Danny, and the newborn finally become true family, Simon agrees with Jack to apologize for his harsh remarks, and the relationship between Matt and Harriet begins a new chapter. Most importantly, Tom's brother and his comrades are successfully saved and delivered into American hands. The final image in the show's run is the entire cast of Studio 60 looking back on the day's events, ready to start all over again come Monday.





  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. Nate Corddry as Tom Jeter
  8. Timothy Busfield as Cal Shanley (credit only)

Guest stars

  1. Mark McKinney as Andy Mackinaw
  2. Lucy Davis as Lucy Kenwright
  3. James Lesure as Captain Boyle
  4. JD Walsh as Jess
  5. Simon Helberg as Alex Dwyer
  6. Nate Torrence as Dylan Killington
  7. Merritt Wever as Suzanne
  8. Ayda Field as Jeannie Whatley
  9. Camille Chen as Samantha Li


  1. John F. Carpenter as Herb Sheldon
  2. Deirdre M. Smith as a Nurse
  3. Emmett Miller as a News Anchor #1
  4. Tanya Whitford as News Anchor #2
  5. William Duffy (voice)


Opening credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music
  3. Mindy Kanaskie - Co-producer
  4. Patrick Ward - Producer
  5. Mark Goffman - Producer
  6. Dylan K. Massin - Produced by
  7. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  8. Bradley Whitford - Director

Closing credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  2. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  3. Dana Calvo - Story Editor
  4. Cinque Henderson - Staff Writer
  5. Melissa Myers - Staff Writer
  6. Amy Turner - Staff Writer
  7. Chad Gomez Creasey - Staff Writer
  8. Dara Resnik Creasey - Staff Writer


  • This episode has the same title as the first season finales of Studio 60 creator Aaron Sorkin's earlier two series Sports Night and The West Wing.




  • Schlamme, T. & Sorkin, A. (Executive Producers). (2007, May 31). Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip [Television program]. Burbank, California: Warner Bros. Television.
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