Question: Any casting news/update on Aaron Sorkin's NBC drama Studio 7 (Ask Ausiello 12/7)?

Answer: Yes, there's been a major development. Sources confirm that Matthew Perry passed on playing the male lead and the role has gone to former Wingsman Steven Weber. I understand Sorkin was also pursuing Bradley Whitford, but he was tied up with his West Wing duties. Oh, and Amanda Peet turned down the female lead. Not sure who they're going after now.