Character: Harriet Hayes
Created by: Aaron Sorkin
Directed by: Timothy Busfield, Thomas Schlamme, John Fortenberry
Written by: Aaron Sorkin, T. Rafael Cimino, Cinque Henderson, Melissa Myers
Produced by: Patrick Ward, Mark Goffman, Dylan K. Massin, Sarah Caplan
Cast Members: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, Steven Weber, D.L. Hughley, Nate Corddry, Timothy Busfield
Released date: September 18, 2006
Episode(s) Number: Appeared in all episodes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 44 minutes
A comedy show about a sketch-comedy show where humor is in very short supply. One of the executive producers had a meltdown on the air, the control room is a mess, and the actors aren't much better off. The show's only hope lies in "wunderkind" writers Danny Tripp and Matt Albie (each with problems of his own), as well as new network entertainment chief Jordan McDeere.
– Harriet’s inability to tell a joke is based on Sarah Paulson’s own inability to do so. Aaron Sorkin heard she had that problem, and thought it was hilarious, so he wrote it into the show.