This. Please, Whoever Decides Things At HBO, please let this be picked up as a series.
HBO has just greenlit its first pilot from writer-producer Aaron Sorkin (“A Few Good Men,” “The American President,” “The West Wing,” “Charlie Wilson’s War”), according to Deadline Hollywood.
The project reteams Sorkin with Scott Rudin, who produced Oscar nominees “True Grit” and the Sorkin-scripted “The Social Network.”
Like Sorkin’s “Sports Night” and “Studio 60,” the untitled HBO dramedy will follow people who create live TV – in this case a cable news show.
Sorkin reportedly hung out behind the scenes at two MSNBC hours — “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” and “Hardball With Chris Matthews” — for research.
Sorkin + Cable News + HBO = WIN! Big excellent win!