Peet, Handler, Stuhlbarg and More to Be Part of NBC's "Studio 60"

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Amanda Peet, who is currently making her Broadway debut in the revival of Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park, has joined the ensemble cast of the upcoming NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

Amanda Peet
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The Hollywood Reporter says that Peet, I Hate Hamlet's Evan Handler, The Pillowman's Michael Stuhlbarg, "The Daily Show"'s Nathan Corddry and "Fun with Dick and Jane"'s Carlos Jacott will join the previously announced Matthew Perry, Steven Weber and D.L. Hughley for the show, which is set behind the scenes of a TV sketch comedy series. The project is the creation of Aaron Sorkin and Thomas Schlamme.

Peet, according to the industry paper, will play the president of the TV network that airs the comedy show. Handler and Jacott will portray the show's senior writers with Corddry one of the show's stars and Stuhlbarg as the network censor.

About the show's casting writer Sorkin told the Hollywood Reporter, "The problem with getting actors of this caliber is that if the show doesn't work, Tommy and I can be pretty sure it was our fault."

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