60, a comedy/drama about the production of a weekly live variety show ala Saturday Night Live. And it must be good enough every week to keep viewer ratings very high or risk cancellation. In 2006 NBC launched a television series in the.S.A. No matter what happens during the week, the show must be completely planned and ready to air at a fixed time. The series gave viewers a behind the scenes look at the intensity with which each new weekly variety show is planned and executed. Unlike typical weekly TV shows, each episode of a live variety show is planned in a just in time fashion.