|Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip character|
|Job||Control Room Director|
|Last||What Kind of Day Has It Been|
Cal Shanley is the director of Studio 60. He was partially responsible for the broadcast of Wes Mendell's live on-air breakdown, deliberately not cutting away to titles until Wes began to swear, 53 seconds in. While he was initially fearful for his job due to this hesitation, Matt Albie and Danny Tripp, when they were hired to run the show, reassured him that he was going to be kept onboard; they joked that if he had left Wes on for 54 seconds, they would have given him a raise.
He has two children attending a private school and thus far appears the only of the main cast to have children, although he mentions that his first kiss wasn't until he was 19.
He is a self-declared World War II buff.